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SS Milwaukee, Samoa Beach

The USS Milwaukee was a U.S. Navy cruiser sent to rescue a U.S Navy submarine in January 1917, but in the process was overcome by wind and waves close to shore and was beached on the northern peninsula of Humboldt Bay, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Eureka at Samoa, California.

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay is an embayment and a community located in the municipality of Saanich, one of the 13 cities comprising the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Sidney and 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

New Dungeness Light, Dungeness Spit

The New Dungeness Light is located on Dungeness Spit on the southern coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 17 miles (27 km) west-northwest of Port Townsend and 7 miles (11 km) north of Sequim, Washington.

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Kaguyak Village, Kodiak Island

Kaguyak Village, Kodiak Island

Kaguyak is an abandoned Alutiiq village on the Aliulik Peninsula on the southeastern coast of Kodiak Island at the head of Kaguyak Bay, about 165 miles (266 km) southeast of King Salmon and 81 miles (131 km) southwest of the city of Kodiak, Alaska.

Nehalem Spit, Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Spit, Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Spit is an alongshore dune that separates Nehalem Bay from the Pacific Ocean, about 15 miles (25 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 3.8 miles (6 km) south of Manzanita, Oregon.

Refuge Rock, Partition Cove

Refuge Rock, Partition Cove

Refuge Rock is in Partition Cove on the eastern shore of Sitkalidak Island, about 54 miles (87 km) southwest of Kodiak and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Old Harbor, Alaska.

Teller, Port Clarence

Teller, Port Clarence

Teller is an Iñupiat village located at the base of a spit separating Port Clarence Bay from Grantley Harbor, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Nome and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Brevig Mission, Alaska.

Nuchek, Constantine Harbor

Nuchek, Constantine Harbor

Nuchek is the site of a historical village and Russian trading post on Constantine Harbor at Port Etches on Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound, about 56 miles (90 km) south-southwest of Valdez and 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.

Ugadaga Bay, Unalaska Island

Ugadaga Bay, Unalaska Island

Ugadaga Bay is part of Beaver Inlet, one of the large embayments nearly bisecting Unalaska Island in the Eastern Aleutians, about 141 miles southwest of False Pass and 5.5 miles (9 km) southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Griffin Point Fish Camp, Beaufort Sea

Griffin Point Fish Camp, Beaufort Sea

Griffin Point, also called Uqsruqtalik in the Iñupiat language, is within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, about 240 miles (387 km) west-northwest of Tuktoyuktuk and 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Kaktovik, Alaska.

Kaliakh River, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Kaliakh River, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Kaliakh River starts in Hanna Lake and flows generally south through the Malaspina Coastal Plain for 24 miles (39 km) to the Gulf of Alaska, about 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Cape Yakataga and 106 miles (171 km) southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Nestucca Bay, Pacific City

Nestucca Bay, Pacific City

Nestucca Bay is an estuary of about 1,000 acres (405 ha) formed by a sand spit located where the Nestucca River meets the Pacific Ocean, about 38 miles (61 km) west of McMinnville and at Pacific City, Oregon.

Patton Bay, Montague Island

Patton Bay, Montague Island

Patton Bay is about 4 miles (6.5 km) wide, located on the southeast coast of Montague Island, about 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Cordova and 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Seward, Alaska.

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