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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.

Point Hope, Chukchi Sea

Point Hope is a prominent point of land extending west for 13 miles (21 km) from the mouth of the Kukpuk River on the Cape Lisburne peninsula into the Chukchi Sea, about 320 miles (516 km) southwest of Utqiaġvik and 151 miles (244 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Mattole River, Lost Coast

The Mattole River flows for about 62 miles (100 km) through the King Range to the Mattole Estuary and then into the Pacific Ocean at the Punta Gorda State Marine Reserve about 10 miles (16 km) south of Cape Mendocino and 4 miles (6.4 km) west-southwest of the community of Petrolia, California.

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Whiffin Spit Light, Sooke Harbour

Whiffin Spit Light, Sooke Harbour

Whiffin Spit is a narrow sandspit that almost landlocks Sooke Harbour and Sooke Basin, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Victoria and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Sooke, British Columbia.

Hug Point, Arch Cape

Hug Point, Arch Cape

Hug Point is a headland in Hug Point State Recreation Site on the northern Oregon coast, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the community of Arch Cape and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light Station is located in Royal Roads off the southern shore of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of Victoria and in the community of Colwood, British Columbia.

Platinum, Goodnews Bay

Platinum, Goodnews Bay

Platinum is a mining community located on the Smalls River at the base of South Spit in Goodnews Bay, about 123 miles (198 km) south of Bethel and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the village of Goodnews, Alaska.

Sidney Spit, Sidney Island

Sidney Spit, Sidney Island

Sidney Island is one of the southern Gulf Islands located in Haro Strait, about 45 miles (73 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) east of Sidney, British Columbia.

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.

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