Wrangell is a community situated at the mouth of the Stikine River on the north coast of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Ketchikan and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Petersburg, Alaska.
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.
Petersburg is a community on the north end of Mitkof Island where the northern entrance to Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Juneau and 32 miles (52 km) northwest of Wrangell, Alaska.
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.
Ananiuliak Island, also known as Anangula Island, is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) long situated in the Bering Sea and is one of the Fox Islands in the eastern Aleutian Islands, separated from Umnak Island by a channel about 0.93 miles (1.50 km) wide, about 116 miles (187 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) north-northwest of Nikolski, Alaska.
Portland Canal is a deglaciated fjord that extends south-southwest for 65 miles (105 km) from the community of Stewart in the north to the head of Portland Inlet in the south, forming part of the boundary between Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.
Port Alexander is an embayment and small community on the southern tip of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 133 miles (214 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 62 miles (100 km) south-southeast of Sitka, Alaska.
Elkhorn Slough is an estuary about 7 miles (11 km) long that connects with Monterey Bay at the community of Moss Landing, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Santa Cruz and 16 miles (26 km) north-northeast of Monterey, California.
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 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.
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