|Connects waters||Gulf of Alaska|
|with water||Icy Strait|
|Separates land mass||Chichagof Island|
|of land mass||Mainland North America|
|Coastal towns||Elfin Cove|
|Islands||Inian Islands , Lemesurier Island|
The Cross Sound is a 19 km long strait in the Alexander Archipelago in the Panhandle of Alaska . It connects the Gulf of Alaska with the Icy Strait and lies between Chichagof Island in the south and the mainland in the north.
As the northern exit of the Inside Passage , a long, sheltered waterway along the coast between the islands and the mainland, which extends almost to Seattle in the south, the Cross Sound offers many marine creatures such as halibut , salmon , humpback whale and porpoise access to the open sea.
The Cape Spencer Lighthouse is at the northern transition to the open sea.
The CrossSound Festival is named after the strait.