Hecate Strait

HECATE STRAIT  () is a stormy passage separating the QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS from the BC mainland. Ranging in width from 50 to 130 km, it is quite shallow and susceptible to high winds, especially in winter. Swells as high as 8 m are common and because of its shallow depth, seas can build up quickly. These factors combine to make the strait one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for boaters. That did not stop the HAIDA from...

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