Information About

Clarence Strait

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 59' 20" N,
132 ° 36' 57" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Uses

Clarence Strait in Detail.

About

from Dixon Entrance to Sumner Strait, along E coast of Prince of Wales Island. 126 miles long.

History

Named by Captain George Vancouver, Royal Navy (RN), about September 20, 1793, for Prince William Henry, one of the sons of King George III of England (Wagner, 1937, p. 449). Lieutenant Don Jacinto Caamano on July 23, 1792 called that part of the water passage between Prince of Wales Island and Cleveland Peninsula, "Entrada de Nuuestra Senora del Carmen."