Gardiner, Smith River

Gardiner, Smith River

Gardiner is a community near the confluence of the Smith River and the Umpqua River, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northeast of the mouth of the Umpqua River and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Reedsport, Oregon. Gardiner is named for a merchant whose ship, the Bostonian,...
Tutka Bay Falls, Kachemak Bay

Tutka Bay Falls, Kachemak Bay

Tutka Bay Falls cascades from the steep mountains of the Kenai Peninsula on the north shore and near the head of Tutka Bay, about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Homer and 15 miles (24 km) east of Seldovia, Alaska. Tutka Bay is a long fjord on the southeastern shore of...
Defense Long-Range Radar, Barter Island

Defense Long-Range Radar, Barter Island

The Barter Island long-range radar facility is on the Beaufort Sea coast, between Arey and Kaktovik Lagoons, about 312 miles east-southeast of Utqiaġvik and 0.65 miles (1 km) northwest of Kaktovik, Alaska. On August 4, 1826, Sir John Franklin assumed the island was...
Whale Passage, Prince of Wales Island

Whale Passage, Prince of Wales Island

Whale Passage is a waterway about 10 miles (16 km) long, between Thorne Island and Prince of Wales Island, about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Wrangell and 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Whale Pass, Alaska. The passage was named in 1886 by Lieutenant Commander A.S. Snow,...