Nesika Beach, Geisel Monument

Nesika Beach, Geisel Monument

Nesika Beach is a community located at the south end of the Nesika strand, about 6 miles (10 km) north of Gold Beach and 4 miles (6 km) south-southeast of Ophir, Oregon. The community and beach are named after the Native American word for “our”. In 1854, John and...
Yukon Island, Kachemak Bay

Yukon Island, Kachemak Bay

Yukon Island is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, located on the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay, 9 miles (14.5 km) south of Homer, Alaska. The island was named by William Healey Dall in 1880 for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey schooner Yukon. The island is heavily...
Bentinck Island, Cape Calver

Bentinck Island, Cape Calver

Bentinck Island is located between Cape Calver and Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Sooke, and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Victoria, British Columbia. The island was likely named by Captain George Vancouver in 1793 for William...
Kitten Pass, Pye Islands

Kitten Pass, Pye Islands

Kitten Pass is a water passage between Rabbit Island and Outer Island, in the Pye Islands group of the Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge, about 48 miles (77 km) east-southeast of Seldovia, and 63 miles (102 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska. The pass was named in 1927 by...
Alitak Lagoon, Tanner Head

Alitak Lagoon, Tanner Head

Alitak Lagoon is 4 miles (6.5 km) long and about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Alitak Bay, 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Cape Alitak at the south end of Kodiak Island, 93 miles (150 km) southwest of the community of Kodiak, Alaska. The name is derived from Cape Alitak and...