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Whiting River
Country Canada, United States
Province or state British Columbia, Alaska
Physical characteristics
Main source Coast Mountains
British Columbia
River mouth Gilbert Bay, Port Snettisham
33 miles (53 km) southeast of Juneau, Juneau Borough, Tongass National Forest, Alaska
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Length 50 mi (80 km)

The Whiting River is a stream, about 50 miles (80 km) long, in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia. It enters the waters of Stephens Passage at the Borough of Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle between the mouths of the Taku and Stikine Rivers. The main tributary of the Whiting is the South Whiting. The river's basin is at the northern end of the Stikine Icecap The river crosses the international boundary at 58°11′00″N 133°13′00″W / 58.18333°N 133.21667°W / 58.18333; -133.21667. Its origin is in the Chechidla Range, and its terminus is at Gilbert Bay, which empties into Stephens Passage. In 1888, Lieutenant Commander C. M. Thomas of the U.S. Navy (USN) named the river for assistant surgeon Robert Whiting, USN, a member of his surveying party.

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