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Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island

Fulford Harbour is an embayment and a small community on the southeast coast of Salt Spring Island, about 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Vancouver and 9 miles (14.5 km) north-northwest of Sidney, British Columbia.

Selawik River, Kotzebue Sound

The Selawik River is about 140 miles (226 km) long, originating in the Purcell Mountains near the Zane Hills, and flows generally west through the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge to Selawik Lake, about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of the village of Selawik, Alaska.

Golovin Village, Norton Sound

Golovin is a small community on a point of land between Golovnin Bay and Golovnin Lagoon, on the Seward Peninsula, 82 miles (132 km) northwest of Unalakleet and 52 air miles (84 km) east of Safety, Alaska.

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North Bend, Coos Bay

North Bend, Coos Bay

North Bend is one of several communities on Coos Bay, an estuary on the southern Oregon coast, about 22 miles (35 km) south of Reedsport and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the city of Coos Bay, Oregon.

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.

Chignik Fish Weir, Chignik River

Chignik Fish Weir, Chignik River

Chignik River starts at Black Lake and flows south for about 8 miles to Chignik Lake, which is about 7 miles (11 km) long, and then the river continues flowing east for another 2 miles (3.2 km) to Chignik Lagoon, past the fish weir located about 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of the community of Chignik and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east-northeast of the community of Chignik Lake, 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.

Newport, Yaquina Bay

Newport, Yaquina Bay

Newport is a coastal community on Yaquina Bay on the central Oregon coast, about 39 miles (63 km) west of Corvallis and 23 miles (37 km) south of Lincoln City, Oregon.

Katmai Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Bay is about 9 miles (14.5 km) across, located at the mouth of the Katmai River on the Shelikof Strait coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 93 miles (150 km) west-northwest of Kodiak and 77 miles (124 km) southeast of King Salmon, Alaska.

Williamsport, Iliamna Bay

Williamsport, Iliamna Bay

Williamsport is a boat landing and seasonal community at the mouth of Williams Creek in the Chigmit Mountains on the west shore of Iliamna Bay on Cook Inlet, about 75 miles (121 km) west of Homer and 43 miles (70 km) east of Iliamna, Alaska.

Necanicum River, Seaside

Necanicum River, Seaside

Necanicum River is approximately 21 miles (34 km) long draining a watershed of 84 square miles (21,756 ha), and forms the first estuary south of the Columbia River about 70 miles (113 km) northwest of Portland and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Astoria at the coastal community of Seaside, Oregon.

Oysterville, Willapa Bay

Oysterville, Willapa Bay

Oysterville is located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Willapa Bay, about 28 miles (45 km) north-northwest of Astoria and 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Raymond, Washington.

Gustavus, Icy Strait

Gustavus, Icy Strait

Gustavus is a community on the north shore of Icy Strait, at the mouth of the Salmon River and across from Pleasant Island, about 48 miles (77 km) west-northwest of Juneau, and 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Elfin Cove, Alaska.

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