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.