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Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island is an Arctic barrier island and one of the Plover Islands on Elson Lagoon on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 129 miles (208 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (39 km) east of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

Mad River, McKinleyville

The Mad River starts in the Coast Range and flows generally northwest for 113 miles (182 km), draining a watershed of 12,872,240 acres (128,722 ha), and enters the Pacific Ocean about 12 miles (19 km) north of Eureka and 1.8 miles (3 km) northwest of McKinleyville, California.

Clo-oose, Chewhat River

Clo-oose is a village of the Ditidaht people located about 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of the Nitinat Narrows in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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La Push, Quillayute River

La Push, Quillayute River

La Push is the traditional community of the Quileute people situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River within the Quileute Indian Reservation and surrounded by the coastal strip of Olympic National Park, about 32 miles (51 km) south of Neah Bay and 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of Forks, Washington.

Hopkins Marine Station, China Point

Hopkins Marine Station, China Point

Hopkins Marine Station is a laboratory of Stanford University located on China Point in Monterey Bay and adjacent to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Pacific Grove, about 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Moss Landing and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-northwest of Monterey, California.

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega is an abandoned Unangan Aleut village on the Bering Sea coast of Unalaska Island, situated on a spit between Brennan Lake and Kashega Bay, about 79 miles (127 km) northeast of Nikolski and 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula

Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula

Ninilchik is a community at Cape Ninilchik at the mouth of the Ninilchik River on the Kenai Peninsula, on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, about 99 miles (160 km) southwest of Anchorage and 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Point Sur Light Station, Big Sur

Point Sur Light Station, Big Sur

Point Sur Light Station is situated on a prominent volcanic rock just offshore from the Big Sur coast, and connected to the mainland by a sandy tombolo, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of San Simeon and 20 miles (32 km) south of Monterey, California.

Biorka, Sedanka Island

Biorka, Sedanka Island

Biorka is an abandoned Unangan Aleut village on the northwest coast of Sedanka Island in the Fox Islands of the Eastern Aleutians, situated between Udamat Bay and Sisek Cove, about 27 miles (44 km) southwest of Akutan and 14 miles (23 km) east-southeast of Unalaska, Alaska.

Gig Harbor, Puget Sound

Gig Harbor, Puget Sound

Gig Harbor is an embayment and community on the western shore of Puget Sound across from Point Defiance at the confluence of Tacoma Narrows, Dalco Passage, and Colvos Passage, about 21 miles (34 km) south-southwest of Seattle and 8.5 miles (14 km) northwest of Tacoma, Washington.

Dofflemyer Point Light, Boston Harbor

Dofflemyer Point Light, Boston Harbor

Dofflemyer Point is located in the community of Boston Harbor, on the eastern shore of South Puget Sound, and defines the entrance to Budd Inlet, about 23 miles (37 km) west-southwest of Tacoma and 7 miles (11 km) north of Olympia, Washington.

Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island is an Arctic barrier island and one of the Plover Islands on Elson Lagoon on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 129 miles (208 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (39 km) east of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

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