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Waterfalls of Lynn Canal: Sawmill Falls, Long Falls, Stair Step Falls, Ribbon Falls, Mermaid Falls, and Trumpet Falls

Why are there so many waterfalls in Lynn Canal? Lynn Canal is our continents longest and deepest glacial fjord. A  fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor.  A fjord is a narrow, steep sided inlet and there are ice fields above with melting glaciers that fall down the steep walls creating the many beautiful waterfalls you see in Lynn Canal.