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Brentwood Bay, Saanich Inlet

Brentwood Bay is a community within the municipality of Central Saanich on the eastern shore of Saanich Inlet, about 11 miles (18 km) north-northwest of the city of Victoria and 6 miles (10 km) south-southwest of Sidney, British Columbia.

Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove

Point Pinos is in the community of Pacific Grove at the northern end of the Monterey Peninsula and is the location of the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the U.S. west coast, about 24 miles (39 km) south-southeast of Santa Cruz and 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Monterey, California.

Cape Fanshaw, Frederick Sound

Cape Fanshaw is a low wooded point at the junction of Stephens Passage and Frederick Sound, about 83 miles (134 km) south of Juneau and 68 miles (110 km) east-northeast of Sitka, Alaska.

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Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale is a historical salmon cannery and community located on a small embayment adjacent to Butedale Falls along the Inside Passage on the northeast side of Princess Royal Island across from Work Island on the southern shore of Fraser Reach, which is part of Princess Royal Channel, about 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 59 miles (95 km) south of Kitimat, British Columbia.

SS Palo Alto, Seacliff Beach

SS Palo Alto, Seacliff Beach

SS Palo Alto is a shipwreck that now serves as an artificial reef for marine life at Seacliff State Beach on the northern coast of Monterey Bay, about 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Santa Cruz and 0.9 miles (1.5 km) southwest of Aptos, California.

Siwash Rock, Stanley Park

Siwash Rock, Stanley Park

Siwash Rock is a sea stack on the western shoreline of Stanley Park in Burrard Inlet, between English Bay to the south and the entrance to Vancouver Harbour to the north, about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Gonzales Bay, Victoria

Gonzales Bay, Victoria

Gonzales Bay is on Vancouver Island and the northern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, situated between Ross Bay to the west and McNeill Bay to the east, and is also the name of a neighborhood about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) southwest of Oak Bay and 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Toksook Bay, Nelson Island

Toksook Bay, Nelson Island

Toksook Bay is a Yup’ik community on Nelson Island, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, about 112 miles (181 km) west-southwest of Bethel and 13.5 miles (22 km) west-northwest of Nightmute, Alaska.

SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

The shipwreck of the SS Monte Carlo is occasionally exposed by shifting sands during the winter on Coronado Shores, a wide sandy beach also known as South Beach, on Coronado Island about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) east of Point Loma and 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south of San Diego, California.

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay is a small community on the southeastern shore of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, about 7 miles (11.3 km) southeast of the community of Eastsound, and 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Olga, Washington.

Scammon Bay, Kun River

Scammon Bay, Kun River

Scammon Bay is a small community at the base of the Askinuk Mountains, on the left bank and about 1 mile (1.6 km) upstream from the mouth of the Kun River in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, about 147 miles (237 km) northwest of Bethel and 73 miles (118 km) southwest of Emmonak, Alaska.

King Cove, Alaska Peninsula

King Cove, Alaska Peninsula

King Cove is a small community on the Alaska Peninsula located partially on a spit separating King Cove Bay and King Cove Lagoon, about 18 air miles (29 km) southeast of the village of Cold Bay, Alaska.

Minter, Henderson Bay

Minter, Henderson Bay

Minter is a community on the northwestern shore of Henderson Bay, at the head of Carr Inlet in South Puget Sound, about 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Seattle and 5.5 miles (9 km) northwest of Gig Harbor, Washington.

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