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Cormorant Point, Gordon Head

Cormorant Point is a headland located between Cordova Bay and Margaret Bay, in the Gordon Head neighborhood of Saanich, about 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Sidney and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Victoria, British Columbia.

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.

Strawberry Hill, Neptune State Park

Strawberry Hill is part of Neptune State Park, situated between Nancy Creek and Bob Creek, about 19 miles (31 km) north of Florence and 5 miles (8 km) south of Yachats, Oregon.

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Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron is an abandoned shore whaling station on the south shore of a fjord with the same name situated on the north coast of Sitkalidak Island, about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Old Harbor and 48 miles (77 km) south-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Los Angeles River, Long Beach

Los Angeles River, Long Beach

Los Angeles River starts at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arroyo Calabasas that drain from the Simi Hills and Santa Monica Mountains respectively, and flows generally southeast for 30 miles (48 km) through the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles and then south for 20 miles (32 km) to San Pedro Bay at Long Beach, California.

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak is the site of a historical village that was abandoned following the 1964 tsunami, situated at the head of Marmot Bay on the southeast coast of Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 122 miles (196 km) south-southwest of Homer and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape is a small community at the mouth of Arch Cape Creek named after a natural sea arch in a basalt headland, about 25 miles (40 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 6.5 miles (10 km) south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Shearwater Bay Cannery, Observation Point

Shearwater Bay Cannery, Observation Point

Kadiak Fisheries operated a remote salmon cannery at Observation Point from 1926 until 1964 when it was destroyed by a tsunami, on the north shore of Shearwater Bay on Kodiak Island, about 36 miles (58 km) south-southwest of Kodiak and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Old Harbor, Alaska.

Ark Island, Aniakchak River

Ark Island, Aniakchak River

Ark Island is situated at the mouth of the Aniakchak River on the north shore of Aniakchak Bay and on the southeastern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 205 miles (330 km) southwest of Kodiak and 47 miles (75 km) northeast of Chignik, Alaska.

McNeil Canyon, Kachemak Bay

McNeil Canyon, Kachemak Bay

McNeil Canyon is on the Kenai Peninsula and the northern shore of Kachemak Bay and trends south for about 2 miles (3.2 km) following the lower course of McNeil Creek, about 57 miles (92 km) south of Kenai and 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

Tijuana River Estuary, Imperial Beach

Tijuana River Estuary, Imperial Beach

Tijuana River drains a watershed of 1.1 million acres (450,000 ha) starting from the Sierra de Juárez of northern Baja California and flowing generally west-northwest for 120 miles (195 km) to the Pacific Ocean at the southern city limits of Imperial Beach, about 11 miles (18 km) south of San Diego and 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Tijuana, Mexico.

Baird Glacier, Thomas Bay

Baird Glacier, Thomas Bay

Baird Glacier starts in the Stikine Icefield in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains near the Alaska-British Columbia border, and flows generally southwest for 24 miles (39 km) to its terminus at an outwash plain 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the head of Thomas Bay, about 100 miles (162 km) southeast of Juneau and 22 miles (35 km) north-northeast of Petersburg, Alaska.

Umpqua River, Winchester Bay

Umpqua River, Winchester Bay

Umpqua River flows generally west-northwest for 111 miles (179 km), draining a watershed of 2.4 million acres (1 million ha), from the Cascade Mountains through the Coast Range to Winchester Bay in the Oregon Dunes, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Coos Bay and 5.5 miles (9 km) southwest of Reedsport, Oregon.

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