Inside-passage meaning

ĭn'sīd'
A natural protected waterway extending about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from Puget Sound to Skagway, Alaska. It threads through the Alexander Archipelago and is known for its snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers.
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Protected sea route along the W coast of North America, from Seattle, Wash., to the N part of the Alas. panhandle: the route uses channels and straits between islands and the mainland: c. 950 mi (1,529 km) long.
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