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Cannery Row, Monterey

Cannery Row is the Monterey waterfront between San Carlos Beach and Cabrillo Beach, or between the Monterey Harbor Marina and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where several historical Pacific sardine canneries once operated, about 25 miles (40 km) south-southeast of Santa Cruz and 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Pacific Grove, California.

Pauloff Harbor, Sanak Island

Pauloff Harbor is a historical community established as a codfish station in 1886 on the north coast of Sanak Island and the west shore of Pavlof Harbor, about 160 miles (257 km) east-northeast of Dutch Harbor and 45 miles (72 km) south-southwest of King Cove, Alaska.

Chenega Bay Village, Evans Island

Chenega Bay is a village located on the western shore of Crab Bay, on the southeastern coast of Evans Island in Prince William Sound, about 84 miles (135 km) southwest of Cordova and 49 miles (79 km) east of Seward, Alaska.

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Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island

Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island

Dutch Harbor is an anchorage and fish processing facility on the east coast of Amaknak Island, bordered by Mount Ballyhoo to the west and a gravel spit to the east that forms the natural harbor, about 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Akutan and 3 miles (5 km) north-northeast of Unalaska, Alaska.

Kitsault, Alice Arm

Kitsault, Alice Arm

Kitsault is a historical mining community near the mouth of the Kitsault River at the head of Alice Arm, a fjord and eastern extension of Observatory Inlet, about 86 miles (138 km) north-northeast of Prince Rupert and 38 miles (61 km) southeast of Stewart, British Columbia.

Los Angeles River, Long Beach

Los Angeles River, Long Beach

Los Angeles River starts at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arroyo Calabasas that drain from the Simi Hills and Santa Monica Mountains respectively, and flows generally southeast for 30 miles (48 km) through the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles and then south for 20 miles (32 km) to San Pedro Bay at Long Beach, California.

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak is the site of a historical village that was abandoned following the 1964 tsunami, situated at the head of Marmot Bay on the southeast coast of Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 122 miles (196 km) south-southwest of Homer and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape is a small community at the mouth of Arch Cape Creek named after a natural sea arch in a basalt headland, about 25 miles (40 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 6.5 miles (10 km) south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Bear Cove, Kachemak Bay

Bear Cove, Kachemak Bay

Bear Cove is a small embayment on the Kenai Peninsula that extends southeast for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the southeastern coast of Kachemak Bay between Bear Island to the south and Chugachik Island to the north, about 57 miles (92 km) south of Kenai and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

Nikiski Terminal Dock, East Foreland

Nikiski Terminal Dock, East Foreland

Nikiski Terminal Wharf is part of the Port of Nikiski petroleum facility in upper Cook Inlet on the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula at East Foreland, about 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Anchorage and 10 miles (16 km) north-northwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Cliff House, Point Lobos

Cliff House, Point Lobos

The Cliff House is a restaurant perched on the Point Lobos headland just north of Ocean Beach, overlooking the site of the former Sutro Baths, in San Francisco, California.

Hoquiam River, Grays Harbor

Hoquiam River, Grays Harbor

Hoquiam River drains a watershed of 62,720 acres (25,382 ha) with three principal tributaries that merge into a single channel that trends generally south for 2.5 miles (4 km) to the confluence with the Chehalis River at the head of Grays Harbor between the communities of Hoquiam to the west and Aberdeen to the east, about 47 miles (76 km) west of Olympia and 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Westport, Washington.

White Alice, Anvil Mountain

White Alice, Anvil Mountain

White Alice is a historical communication station situated on Anvil Mountain at an elevation of 1,134 feet (345 m) on the Seward Peninsula, about 180 miles (290 km) southwest of Kotzebue and 5 miles (6.5 km) north-northeast of Nome, Alaska.

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