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Whiting River


Whiting River

The Whiting River is a river in Alaska and British Columbia, entering the waters of Stephens Passage at the Borough of Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle between the mouths of the Taku and Stikine Rivers. The main tributary of the Whiting is the South Whiting. The river's basin is at the northern end of the Stikine Icecap The river crosses the international boundary at 58°11′00″N 133°13′00″W / 58.18333°N 133.21667°W / 58.18333; -133.21667.[1] Its origin is in the Chechidla Range,[2] and its terminus is at Gilbert Bay, which empties into Stephens Passage. The river is 64 km (40 mi) in length and was named in 1888 for Lieutenant Commander C.M. Thomas, USN, for assistant surgeon Robert Whiting, USN, a member of his surveying party.[3]

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Coordinates: 57°57′26″N 133°52′54″W / 57.95722°N 133.88167°W / 57.95722; -133.88167

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