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Baker Channel

Baker Channel, also known as Calen Inlet, is a channel of Chile located in the Aisen Region. The Baker River discharges into Martinez Inlet, the northern part of this large estuary. It penetrates the mainland about 75 mi and opens into Tarn Bay at the south-east corner of the Gulf of Penas. Merino Jarpa Island lies wholly within this great estuary, while at its mouth lies a group of smaller islands, called Baker Islands, which separate it from Messier Channel. Baker Channel also receives the waters of the O'Higgins/San Martin Lake through the Pascua River. The lake's far-reaching fjord-like arms extend approximately from lat. 49 11' to 48 22' S. Its north-west arm is that which drains into the mentioned river.

The calving front of Jorge Montt Glacier, which is the northern glacier of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, reaches the Baker Channel. A number of icebergs can be seen in this area.

The channel marks the northern border of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. On another hand, Merino Jarpa Island is part of the Katalalixar National Reserve.

See also

Caleta Tortel

Guayaneco Archipelago

Northern Patagonian Ice Field

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