Gardner Canal

GARDNER CANAL is a narrow, steep-sided coastal inlet extending 192 km from Otter Pass at the outer coast to deep into the COAST MTS south of KITIMAT. It is the longest of the many FJORDS indenting the coast. The canal was explored by George VANCOUVER in 1793 and named after his friend and fellow naval officer Alan Gardner. One of Vancouver's sailors described it as being "one rude mass of almost naked rocks, rising into rugged mountains more lofty than any he had before seen." The inlet was...

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