Thursday, September 19, 2013

Geo 365: Sept. 19, Day 262: Skell Channel

The Crater Lake tour boat navigates Skell Channel, the passage between Wizard Island and the western wall of the caldera. I haven't been able to find the name and dimensions of the current tour boat, but it can carry a maximum of 37 passengers, so that should provide a loose sense of scale. According to a source I can't seem to find again, the passage is 300 m wide, and about 100 m deep. Despite that depth, you can still make out the shape of the bottom here... the water is really that clear!

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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