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Looking southward down Arthur Passage
Arthur Passage is a marine waterway in British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Inside Passage connecting Grenville Channel (at its southeast end) with Malacca Passage (at its northwest end). A significant feature is Hanmer Island, located in the middle of the north end of the passage.
The hyper-maritime forests surrounding Arthur Passage have extensive areas of wet, slow-growing forests of western redcedar and yellow-cedar. Macrofauna in the forest floor of Hanmer Island include Sowbugs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Potworms and Earthworms.
The Arthur Passage flood tide sets northerly and the ebb sets southerly, tidal currents attain 2.5 knots (4.6 km/h; 2.9 mph) near Hanmer Island.
In the morning of January 14, 1942, the American Troopship USAT David W. Branch, carrying 350 passengers, went aground on Hammer Island.
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