Information About

Stikine River

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 33' 50" N,
132 ° 24' 16" W

Region

Wrangell

Length

330 mi (531.08 km)

Uses

Stikine River in Detail.

About

Heads in British Columbia, Canada at 571430N, 1281900W on Munt Umbach and flows through Tuaton Lake circling N, W, and S to cross the Alaska-Canada boundary into Alaska 10 mi S of Mount Gallatin and reach the sea at Eastern Passage 8 mi N of Wrangell, Alex. Arch.

History

Tlingit Indian name meaning "Great River" reported in 1799 as "Stikine River" by Captain Rowan, of the whaling ship Eliza out of Boston, Mass. Published in 1848 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1396 as "Ryka Stakhin" or "Stakhin River." The present spelling of the name was adopted in 1869 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).

Places Near Stikine River
Bars:

City of Topeka Rock, Koknuk Flats,

Bays:

Circle Bay, Mud Bay, Shoemaker Bay,

Capes:

Point Rothsay, Point Shekesti, Point Ancon, Point Highfield, Babbler Point, Blaquiere Point, Cemetery Point, Cosmos Point, East Point, Garnet Ledge, Gerard Point, Green Point, Hooligan Point, Indian Point, Kakwan Point, Neal Point, Polk Point, Reef Point, Timber Point, Wedge Point, Woronkofski Point,

Channels:

Chichagof Pass, Dry Strait, Eastern Passage, North Arm,

Cities:

Wrangell,

Dams:

Wrangell Lower Dam, Wrangell Upper Dam,

Glaciers:

Popof Glacier,

Hills:

Dewey Hill,

Islands:

The Eye Opener, Andrew Island, Camp Island, Cottonwood Islands, Deadmans Island, The Desert, Drag Island, Dry Island, Farm Island, Fifteenmile Island, Fivemile Island, Grassy Island, Greys Island, Hat Island, Hidden Island, Kadin Island, Liesnoi Island, Limb Island, Little Dry Island, Pocket Island, Rynda Island, Sergief Island, Sokolof Island, Summit Island, Vank Island, Wilson Islands, Woronkofski Island, Young Rock,

Lakes:

Figure Eight Lake, Pats Lake, Sunrise Lake,

Mountains:

Ancon Peak, Mount Basargin, Chichagof Peak, East Mountain, Elephants Nose, Favor Peak, Garnet Mountain, Mount Rynda, Sam Peak, Sunrise Peak, Sunset Peak, Wilkes Peak, Mount Woronkofski, Wrangell Peak,

Mountain Passes:

Andrew Slough, Binkleys Slough, Knig Slough,

Mountain Ranges:

Wilkes Range,

Rivers:

North Arm Stikine River, Stikine River,

Streams:

Andrew Creek, Crittenden Creek, Garnet Creek, Government Creek, Hooligan Slough, Institute Creek, Japanese Creek, Mallard Slough, Mill Creek, North Arm Creek, South Fork Andrew Creek,

Waterfalls:

Rainbow Falls,