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United States : Alaska

6.3 miles (10.1 km) W of Cape Edgecumbe (Cape), Kruzof Island, Sitka, AK, USA
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 57°S 44°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View east from confluence #3: View south from confluence #4: View west from confluence #5: GPS #6: Confluence site with fish in foreground #7: The trusty skiff Herring. #8: Sounder at confluence site #9: Skipper of the Herring

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  57°N 136°W  

#1: View north from confluence

(visited by Barth Hamberg and Ed Stoermer)

09-Aug-2008 -- This confluence is in the Pacific Ocean about 5 miles offshore from Cape Edgecumbe near the entrance to Sitka Sound. Cape Edgecumbe is the southwestern point of Kruzof Island. Behind the Cape lies Mt. Edegecumbe, a 3,201 feet high volcanic cinder cone that visually dominates the area.

The ocean at the confluence site is about 420\' deep. On the day of the visit, the trawlers and some sport fishing boats were fishing for Coho salmon in the vicinity. The winds were from the northwest at about 15 knots and there was a steep 3\' chop, making boating slightly uncomfortable.


 All pictures
#1: View north from confluence
#2: View east from confluence
#3: View south from confluence
#4: View west from confluence
#5: GPS
#6: Confluence site with fish in foreground
#7: The trusty skiff Herring.
#8: Sounder at confluence site
#9: Skipper of the Herring
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  Notes
In the Gulf of Alaska, but with a good view of land.