Lynn Canal


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Lynn Canal

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean in southeast Alaska connecting Skagway with Juneau. It was a major route to the goldfields during the Alaskan gold rush (1896-1898).
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This local cuisine competition celebrates salmon and is a fundraiser for Lynn Canal Conservation.
Mountain goats were studied in a 491 [km.sup.2] area located in a mainland coastal mountain range east of Lynn Canal, a marine fjord located between Juneau and Haines in southeast Alaska (Fig.
Of particular interest is the contested boundary line in the south, with both the British and the United States claiming the valuable area surrounding the Lynn Canal, one of the main access points from the Pacific coast into the Yukon River and thence to the goldfields.
Although FST values were low, a neighbor-joining tree based on genetic distance, homogeneity, and FST values revealed that collectively, the Berners Bay and Lynn Canal (interior) collections were genetically distinct from Sitka Sound and Prince of Wales Island (outer-coastal) collections.
"Home" for Cohen, myself, and 3,500 other human residents, is one of two tiny towns--Haines and Skagway--located at the head of Lynn Canal, a seawater fjord deeper than the Grand Canyon at the northern end of Alaska's Inside Passage.
For an epic journey, you can take the Glacier Highway north past spruce forests and the silver waters of Lynn Canal, until in 40 miles you see a big warning sign: TRAVEL BEYOND THIS POINT NOT RECOMMENDED.
From there, they take the 4 1/2-hour ferry ride down the Lynn Canal to Juneau.
There was concern about the wind, which came whipping up the Lynn Canal and had the dangling bos'n chair swinging alarmingly on its ropes.
In 1918, the Princess Sophia, 2320 gross tons, left Skagway in a snowstorm and headed down the long fjord misleadingly named the Lynn Canal, blowing her whistle steadily and measuring the minutes and seconds it took for the echo to return.
Skagway, a picturesque restored gold-rush town, is located in a spectacular fjord at the head of Lynn Canal, the northernmost end of Alaska's Inside Passage.
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