Lynn Canal


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Lynn Canal,

natural inlet, c.90 mi (145 km) long, 7–12 mi (11–19 km) wide, SE Alaska. It connects in the S with Chatham Strait and Stephens Passage and thrusts north between mountains to break finally into the inlets of the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers. Navigable to its head, Lynn Canal connects Skagway with Juneau and is an important shipping lane. During the Alaska gold rush (1896) it was a major route to the gold fields.
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Lynn Canal

 

a fjord-shaped inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southeastern coast of Alaska. Length, approximately 100 km; width, to 40 km; depth, to 468 m. Its banks are high and steep. The semidiurnal tides are approximately 2 m high. Lynn Canal is covered with floating ice from January through July. The port of Skagway is located at the end of the inlet.

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In locations where steep terrain continuously extends from high elevation summer range to sea level, such as along Lynn Canal, mountain goats will winter at extremely low elevations, including on cliffs immediately above the high tide line.
There are few genetic studies of Pacific herring in Alaska, particularly in regions that have experienced a recent decline in stocks, such as Prince William Sound in the central Gulf of Alaska (GOA), and Lynn Canal in southeast Alaska.
A quarter-century later, the US Army built its first Alaskan post, Fort William Henry Seward, to guard commerce in the Lynn Canal. Most passenger steamers eschewed Haines for Skagway's gold rush trailhead an hour north; still, a community born of God and guns acquired a look of permanence.
We are following closely any decision that will allow the Lynn Canal Road (Juneau Access) to move forward.
Cruising north from Juneau to Skagway, the majestic Lynn Canal remains stupendous with mountains and occasional glaciers paralleling the route.
The Alaska Marine Highway, the inexpensive state ferry system, spirited us up the Lynn Canal to Skagway, a recreated gold-rush town at the foot of the Chilkoot Trail and Homer where the southeast Alaska Fair offered blue-grass bands, gold panning and axethrowing competitions.
The Campaign to Safeguard America's Waters (C-SAW) and other clean water groups working in Alaska are excited that the EPA recently denied permission to Coeur d'Alene Mines (Berner's Bay, Alaska) to dispose of tailings at the bottom of Lynn Canal In an effort to cut costs, Coeur d'Alene hoped to exchange its dry tailings facility (i.e., a mountain of tailings with trees stuck on top), for permission to bury approximately 8000 acres of the bottom of Lynn Canal in mine tailings.
The Mount Roberts Tramway takes you from sea level at the cruise-ship dock 1,749 feet up in 4 1/2 minutes, offering panoramic views of downtown Juneau, Douglas Island, and Lynn Canal. Nature trails lead off in various directions from the summit.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) consolidated their behavioral health services with Lynn Canal Counseling Services.