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The Alexander Archipelago is a 300 miles long archipelago, or group of islands, of North America off the southeastern coast of Alaska. It contains about 1,100 islands, which are the tops of the submerged coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Deep channels and fjords separate the islands and cut them off from the mainland. The northern part of the Inside Passage is sheltered by the islands as it winds its way among them.
- also known as Alexander Archipelago, Sitka
- part of Sitka
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e-Study Guide for: Regional Geography of the United States and Canada by Tom L. McKnight, ISBN 9780131014732 (2013)
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
AlexanderArchipelago: The Alexander Archipelago is a 300 miles (500 km) long archipelago, or group of islands, of North Americaoff the southeasterncoast ofAlaska. It contains about 1,100 islands, which arethetopsofthe submerged coastal ...
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
The Alexander Archipelago is a 300 miles (500 km) long archipelago, or group of islands, of North America offthe southeastern coast of Alaska. It contains about 1,100 islands, which are the tops of the submerged coastal mountains that rise ...
by Garrison Clifford Gibson
Alaska's Alexander Archipelago is a thousand plus islands and coastal mountains beyond which rove biosynth forms of the central opposition forces. The cold and inclement weather about the rugged terrain lend the panhandle district a ...
An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward
The Alexander Archipelago is a limestone terrane from the Tropical Pacific.
The Alexander Archipelago is a wonderful system of islands and channels, navigable for the largest ocean-going crafts. Some of these canals extend into the mainland for hundreds of miles. The increase in freight and passenger traflic in ...
The Alexander Archipelago is a wonderful ,Q'“, system of islands and channels. navigable for the largest- ocean-going crafts. Some. of these canals extend into the mainland for hundreds "- T of miles. The increase in freight and passenger ...
A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps
Alexander Archipelago, or Alexander Islands, a group of islands on the W. coast of North America, Alexander the Great extending from 54° 40' N.
by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams
boundary mountains between Canada and Alaska, and whose outermost summits constitute the line of islands — Vancouver, Queen Charlotte, and the Alexander Archipelago — which characterize that coast. (See British Columbia; Alaska.) ...
The Encyclopedia Americana (1903)
by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines
Alexander Archipelago, or Alexander Islands, a group of islands on the ...
An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson
Wrangell, island, Alexander archipelago, Alaska. It was named by the Russians after Admiral Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel (q.v.). The area is 220 square miles. Wrangell (often misspelled WRANGEL and WRANGLE), town on the northern ...
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