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Oona River is a community of several houses, a town hall, and a fish hatchery along the banks of the Oona River estuary on the eastern coast of Porcher Island, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Whaler Island is about 633 feet (193 m) across, lies about 0.4 miles (.65 km) offshore, and is connected to the mainland with a paved road on an artificial breakwater at Crescent City, California. The island is named for a historical shore-based commercial whaling...
The Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery is located on the east side of Baranof Island, at the head of Kasnyku Bay off Chatham Strait, approximately 22 miles (35.5 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska. Hidden Falls is the outlet to Hidden Falls Lake, located adjacent to and above the...
Dismal Nitch is the name of a cove on the north shore of the lower Columbia River in Washington, about 7 miles (11 km) north of Astoria, Oregon.
Kitsault is a community at the head of Alice Arm in Observatory Inlet near the mouth of the Kitsault River on the North Coast of British Columbia.
The abandoned Uganik Fisheries cannery is on the north shore of Northeast Arm, about 1.3 miles (2 km) southeast of Starr Point, in Uganik Bay, Alaska.
Cormorant Point is a headland located between Cordova Bay and Margaret Bay, in the Gordon Head neighborhood of Saanich and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Victoria, British Columbia.
Anyox is an abandoned mining community on Granby Bay in Observatory Inlet, about 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Stewart, British Columbia.
Loring is a small community on the west coast of Revillagigedo Island, Alaska.
Grand Pacific Glacier is about 35 miles (56 km) long, originating in the Saint Elias Mountains, and flowing to Tarr Inlet, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
Thoms Place is a widely distributed community along Zimovia Strait on the south coast of Wrangell Island, Alaska.
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