Bute Inlet

BUTE INLET is one of the long, narrow FJORDS indenting the mid-coast 50 km north of CAMPBELL RIVER. It doglegs through the COAST MTS 66 km from STUART ISLAND at its mouth to the ESTUARIES of the HOMATHKO and Southgate rivers, which drain into the top end. The steep-walled inlet, a natural wind tunnel, is notorious for its "Bute Winds," strong outflows sweeping down from Mt WADDINGTON, and for "Bute wax," a mysterious oily substance that periodically appears in large balls on the surface of the...

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