Wrangell Narrows

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 56 ° 38' 5" N, 132 ° 56' 28" W
  • Region: Petersburg (CA)
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extends S from Frederick Sound to Sumner Strait, separates Mitkof I. from Kupreanof and Woewodski Islands, 24 miles long

This feature was named "Proliv Vrangelya" or "Wrangell Strait" in 1838 by G. Lindenberg for Admiral Baron Ferdinand Petrovich von Wrangell; name published in 1850 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1441. The name "Wrangell Narrows" was originally applied to the central part of Wrangell Strait where it is most constricted.



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