Kuiu Island (Alaska)

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Kuiu Island cruise port

Region
Alaska

Local Time
09:13 17 Nov 2018

Coordinates
56.50992 N, -134.08875 W

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Kuiu Island is part of Alexander Archipelago (Southeast Alaska) and also part of Tongass National Forest - USA's largest forest with total area over 69000 km2 (26640 ml2).. The island is located between Kupreanof Island (to the east) and Baranof Island (to the west, separated by Chatham Strait).

Kuiu Island (Alaska)

  • The island has length 105 km (65 ml) and width between 10-23 km (6–14 ml). By total area (1936 km2 / 748 ml2) it is ranked USA's 15th largest island. Its entire population is just around 10 people.
  • Cape Decision Light (built 1929-1932) is a lighthouse (an active navigation aid) located on the southern tip. The lighthouse has a helipad and became automated in 1974. Its original Fresnel lens were replaced with solar powered beacon in 1996. The replaced lens are on display in Clausen Museum in Petersburg (on Mitkof Island).
  • The island also has two protected wilderness parks Kuiu Wilderness and Tebenkof Bay Wilderness.

Chatham Strait

Chatham Strait is a narrow waterway (passage) in Alexander Archipelago that separates Baranof Island (Sitka) and Chichagof Island (to the west) from Kuiu Island and Admiralty Island (to the east).

Chatham Strait map

Chatham Strait has length of 240 km (150 ml) and  width of 5-16 km (3-10 ml), extending southwards from the junction of Lynn Canal and Icy Strait to the open sea.

Kuiu Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Kuiu Island dock (anchor) at Tebenkof Bay - on the island's western coast.

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