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Affleck Canal is an inlet in Southeast Alaska, United States It extends 32 kilometres (20 mi) north from Sumner Strait, nearly cutting Kuiu Island in two.[1] It was first charted in 1793 by Joseph Whidbey, master of HMS Discovery during George Vancouver's 1791–1795 expedition.[2] Vancouver named it for Admiral Philip Affleck, RN.[1]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Affleck Canal
  2. ^ Vancouver, George, and John Vancouver (1801). A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific ocean, and round the world. London: J. Stockdale.

Coordinates: 56°10′42″N 134°04′11″W / 56.17833°N 134.06972°W / 56.17833; -134.06972