Shipwrecks and big waves; this is Schooner beach. The beach is named after a three mast schooner called the Satsuma Maru that crashed onto the shore. Beyond Yakutat's beaches lies a surfers dream...miles and miles of empty waves. These sandy beaches abound with driftwood and occasional glass balls for the beachcomber. Behind Yakutat soars the 18,008-foot summit of Mt. St. Elias, second-tallest in the United States.