The region is composed of the Alexander Archipelago and a narrow strip of mainland, and is bordered by the rugged Coast Ranges to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Island names are given in parentheses following the site name for Alexander Archipelago sites.
The first issue concerned the submerged lands underlying the waters of the Alexander Archipelago and the second, the submerged lands underlying the waters of Glacier Bay.
The first issue is whether numerous islands in the Alexander Archipelago can be "assimilated" to each other or to the mainland to form the sides of the alleged juridical bays.
Alaska alleged that the waters of the Alexander Archipelago are "historical inland waters," and therefore U.S.
Alaska urged that this provision implied that Russia's purpose in stationing the brig there was to keep any foreign vessels from entering the Alexander Archipelago's waters.
Across this broad expanse, climatic differences create vegetation zones ranging from coniferous rainforests in the Alexander Archipelago
of Southeast Alaska to boreal forests in central Alaska and coastal tundra in western and northern Alaska (Viereck et al., 1992).
The clear-cutting of old-growth trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest jeopardizes the Sitka black-tailed deer--and, by extension, its major predator, the Alexander Archipelago
wolf, whose population stands at only about 1,000.
Fish and Wildlife Service may now add the Alexander Archipelago
wolf to its list of "threatened" and "endangered" species, largely because of the logging and road building.
There are 3 recent collections of Kamchatka Flounder from the Gulf of Alaska in the University of Washington Fish Collection (UW 111528, 410 mm SL, off the Sanak Islands; UW 119477, 280 mm SL, near the Shumagin Islands; and UW 112900, 560 mm SL, off the Alexander Archipelago
But you may also have very deep waters, such as those in parts of the Alexander Archipelago
, which are also unlikely to be used except for reaching inland ports due to the fact that the closely interconnected nature of the islands makes travel difficult and slow and unattractive to any but those leaving or entering those ports.
Alaska's Gulf Coast is an arm of the Pacific Ocean, defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago
in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found.
Alaska state ferries and cruise ships run the 500-mile length of the forest through the thousand or so islands of the Alexander Archipelago
. Travelers willing to venture beyond the promenadedeck lounge can climb into canoes or kayaks.
By mid-morning (and after a weathery 20-mile boat ride to town), I had the deadline package in hand, it having flown at break-neck speed across the world to finally land on our spec of dirt and rock scattered among the islands of the Alexander Archipelago
. Another windy boat ride and I was reading the documents by the warmth of the cabin stove, as rain pelted the window and whipped up a wicked sou'easterner.
It's happening in the little village of Pelican, located just off Cross Sound, on the Alexander Archipelago
's Chichagof Island.