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Kaguyak Village, Kodiak Island

Kaguyak is an abandoned Alutiiq village on the Aliulik Peninsula on the southeastern coast of Kodiak Island at the head of Kaguyak Bay, about 165 miles (266 km) southeast of King Salmon and 81 miles (131 km) southwest of the city of Kodiak, Alaska.

Portland Canal, International Boundary

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.

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.

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Gingolx,  Kincolith River

Gingolx, Kincolith River

Gingolx is one of four Nisga’a villages that make up the Nisga’a First Nation and is situated at the confluence of the Kincolith River and the Nass River on the northern shore of Nass Bay, about 70 miles (113 km) east-southeast of Ketchikan and 50 miles (80 km) north-northeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River starts at an elevation of about 1,050 feet (320 m) in the California Coast Ranges and flows generally west-southwest for 18 miles (29 km) draining a watershed of about 27,520 acres (11,140 ha) and enters the Pacific Ocean at Albion Cove, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Point Arena and 6 miles (10 km) south-southeast of Mendocino, California.

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok is a historical Iñupiat village on Uġiuvak Island, also known as King Island which is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across with very steep slopes on all sides and a distinctive double-peaked summit situated in the Bering Sea, about 86 miles (138 km) west-northwest of Nome and 45 miles (73 km) south of Wales, Alaska.

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is a community situated at the mouth of Joe Creek, where the estuary is a strongly stratified lagoon with freshwater overlying saline water caused by a shallow sill that restricts circulation, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Hoquiam and 11 miles (18 km) south of Moclips, Washington.

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

Tlell River starts on the eastern flank of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii and drains a watershed of about 85,000 acres (34,400 ha), flowing generally north-northeast for 28 miles (45 km) to Hecate Strait near the wreck of the steamship SS Pezuta, about 29 miles (47 km) south-southeast of Masset and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Tlell, British Columbia.

Sheshalik Spit, Kotzebue Sound

Sheshalik Spit, Kotzebue Sound

Sheshalik is a spit about 6 miles (10 km) long consisting of accretionary beach ridges with some lagoons situated in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Noatak and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Brockton Point, Stanley Park

Brockton Point, Stanley Park

Brockton Point is a prominent peninsula in Stanley Park on the southern coast of Burrard Inlet that forms the north shore of Coal Harbour in the city of Vancouver, about 19 miles (30 km) north of Tsawwassen and 2.6 miles (4 km) southeast of West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach

Twin Rocks, Rockaway Beach

Twin Rocks is a set of sea stacks situated about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) offshore and 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Rockaway Beach, a seaside community on a continuous strand that extends for 6 miles (10 km) from the mouth of the Nehalem River to the north and Tillamook Bay to the south, about 4 miles (6 km) south-southwest of Nedonna Beach and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northwest of Barview, Oregon.

Oona River, Porcher Island

Oona River, Porcher Island

Oona River starts from an elevation of about 2,000 feet (610 m) and flows north-northeast for 2 miles (3.2 km) and then southeast for 2 miles (3.2 km) to the community of Oona River on the eastern shore of Porcher Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Prince Rupert and 13 miles (21 km) north-northeast of Kitkatla, British Columbia.

Alakanuk, Yukon River Delta

Alakanuk, Yukon River Delta

Alakanuk is a Yup’ik community surrounded by the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and located at the eastern entrance of Alakanuk Pass, a major distributary channel of the Yukon River that leads generally west for 11 miles (18 km) to the Bering Sea, about 162 miles (261 km) northwest of Bethel and 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Emmonak, Alaska.

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