Lynn Canal is a fjord running into the mainland of southeast Alaska that runs about 90 miles (140 km) from Haines Alaska and the inlets of the Chilkat River south to Stephens Passage and the town of Juneau Alaska. And at over 2,000 feet (610 m) in depth, Lynn Canal is the deepest fjord in North America. Click to view photos full size
My partner Brenda was nursing a bum knee from a skiing accident last winter so I was on my own, but she was kind enough to drop me off at Amalga Harbor just a few miles north of Juneau Alaska. The seas over to Lynn Sisters were lightly choppy in the early morning hours, a blessing as strong winds from the surrounding mountains and glaciers can produce waves of six feet in under an hour. I camped next to this beach my first night, the next morning all this camping gear and food had to somehow fit back inside the kayak.
Lynn Canal was explored by George Vancouver in 1794; I deeply hope people will be able to come and “explore” this amazing area for years to come.
This tidy little cabin in Saint James Bay is rented out by Alaska State Parks and is a great base camp to explore Saint James Bay and the surrounding area.