Chatham Strait

Chatham Strait, or Shee ya xhaak in the Tlingit language, is a narrow passage of the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It separates Chichagof Island and Baranof Island to its west from Admiralty Island and Kuiu Island on its east.

It is 150 miles (240 km) long and extends southward from the junction of Icy Strait and Lynn Canal to the open sea. The strait is deep and 5–16 km (3–10 miles) wide.

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... The meanings of the parts of the name in the Tlingit language for Chatham Strait are as follows Shee, Baranof Island Ya, face Xhaak, Center ... The southern part of the strait was named Ensenada del Principe in 1775 by Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra ... Other early fur traders called it Menzies Strait ...

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