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2023 Flotilla to Alaska | Wrangell to Petersburg - Days 21- 23

by Laura Domela 3 Jun 2023 16:42 PDT
2023 Flotilla to Alaska © Laura Domela

Day 21 - We left Wrangell this morning to time the current at Wrangell Narrows so we could ride the flood in and the ebb out, but we were a little early and we had a pretty good current boost most of the way through (2.8kts at one point!) and we arrived in Petersburg with just under a knot with us.

Wrangell Narrows was relatively traffic-free (well, traffic-light at least) ferries or large barges or anything very dramatic. A couple other pleasure boats, a few fishing boats, and some skiffs zipping around, but other than that, just us. Wrangell Narrows is one of those spots that can sound way more intimidating and tricky than it is (especially if it's the first time through). Yes, there are a lot of channel markers, and at high tide the green intertidal areas are fully submersed and it looks like you have way more room than you do, but as long as you pay attention, there is usually no drama.

We all got space in the North Harbor marina for the next three nights, and then headed up to walk around town and stretch our legs a bit.

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