The Wrangell Narrows is a winding narrow 22 mile channel between Mitkof and Kupreanof Islands. The a tidal range is almost 25' causing rapid and changing currents. An extraordinary system of about 60 bouys and/or range lights marks the twisting channel.
When we entered the Narrows, there was a fast current and strong wind. This soon gave way to fog, and from our spot on the bow deck we often couldn't even see the next light. The ferry lookout at the bow was in constant communication with the bridge. This passage is not for the faint of heart--nor the inexperienced skipper.