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Tatitlek, Prince William Sound

Tatitlek is a small community located on the northeast shore of Tatitlek Narrows across from Bligh Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano

Dana Point is a prominent headland located near San Juan Capistrano, California.

Delarof Harbor, Unga Island

Unga is an abandoned village on Delarof Harbor, on the southeast coast of Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands, about 73 miles (118 km) southwest of Perryville and 9.5 miles (15 km) south of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Jago River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Jago River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Jago River starts at an unnamed glacier on the continental divide of the Romanzof Mountains in the Brooks Range and flows north for about 90 miles (145 km) through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Jago Lagoon, about 88 miles (142 km) east-northeast of  Deadhorse and 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Kaktovik, Alaska.

Tin City, Cape Mountain

Tin City, Cape Mountain

Tin City is a historical mining community on Cape Prince of Wales, located at the mouth of Cape Creek and adjacent to Cape Mountain on the Seward Peninsula, about 103 miles (166 km) northwest of Nome and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Wales, Alaska.

False Pass, Isanotski Strait

False Pass, Isanotski Strait

False Pass is a small community on the east coast of Unimak Island, at the northern end of Isanotski Strait, about 142 miles (229 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Cold Bay, Alaska.

Mueller Cove, Umnak Island

Mueller Cove, Umnak Island

Mueller Cove provides a protected landing for the village of Nikolski at the head of Nikolski Bay, on the northern shore and at the southwestern end of Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands, about 338 miles (544 km) east-northeast of Adak and 116 miles (187 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City

Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City

Cape Kiwanda is a sandstone headland with an elevation of 240 feet (73 m), protected by a basalt island known as Haystack Rock lying 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the southwest, about 18 miles (29 km) south-southwest of Tillamook and 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Pacific City, Oregon.

Prince Rupert, Kaien Island

Prince Rupert, Kaien Island

Prince Rupert is a port community on Kaien Island, just north of the mouth of the Skeena River, and linked by a short bridge to the British Columbia mainland, about 465 miles (748 km) northwest of Vancouver and 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Tyonek, Cook Inlet

Tyonek, Cook Inlet

Tyonek is a historical Dena’ina Athabascan community situated on a bluff on the northwest shore of Cook Inlet, about 43 miles (69 km) west-southwest of Anchorage and 35 miles (56 km) north of Kenai, Alaska.

Skagway, Taiya Inlet

Skagway, Taiya Inlet

Skagway is a community at the mouth of the Skagway River, near the head of Taiya Inlet, about 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Juneau and 16 miles (26 km) north-northeast of Haines, Alaska.

Situk River, Johnson Slough

Situk River, Johnson Slough

The Situk River starts at Situk Lake and flows southwest for about 18 miles (29 km) through the Yakutat Forelands in Tongass National Forest to the Gulf of Alaska, about 200 miles (322 km) northwest of Juneau and 9 miles (15 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington is an abandoned cannery town on the south bank of the Skeena River estuary at the confluence of the Ecstall River, about 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Terrace and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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