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Klehini River

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Location

59 ° 24' 42" N,
135 ° 55' 48" W

Region

Haines

Nearest City

Haines

Tributary to

Chilkat River

Length

42 mi (67.59 km)

Elevation

112 ft (34.14 m)

Uses

Klehini River in Detail.

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About

Heads in a glacier on Nadahini Mtn. in Canada and flows SE across the international boundary to the Chilkat River opposite Klukwan, 22 mi. W of Skagway, St. Elias Mts.


History

Tlingit Indian name reported in 1880 as Kluheeny by U.S. Navy. It was published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 199) as T'lehini (or Kluhini) River. It is the Tlehini of Aurel and Arthur Krause (1883, map).

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