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Golden Mine, Port Wells

Golden is a historical mining community on Port Wells, a fjord in northwestern Prince William Sound, about 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Valdez and 27 miles (44 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Tuck Narrows, Tuck Inlet

Tuck Narrows is located at the head of Tuck Inlet, about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Bayocean, Tillamook Bay

Bayocean was a planned resort community founded in 1906 on a sand spit 4 miles, (6.5 km) long and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide, that separates Tillamook Bay from the Pacific Ocean, about 63 miles (102 km) west of Portland and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Tillamook, Oregon.

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Marys Slough, Unalakleet

Marys Slough, Unalakleet

Marys Slough is a river channel at the mouth of the Unalakleet River on Norton Sound, about 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Saint Michaels and 1.1 miles (1.8 km) south-southeast of Unalakleet, Alaska.

Goodnews, Goodnews Bay

Goodnews, Goodnews Bay

Goodnews is a Yup’ik village at the head of Goodnews Bay, at the mouth of the Goodnews River, about 117 miles (189 km) south of Bethel and 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Platinum, Alaska.

Point Lay, Kasegaluk Lagoon

Point Lay, Kasegaluk Lagoon

Point Lay is a point of land at the mouth of the Kokolik River on Kasegaluk Lagoon, separated from the Chukchi Sea by an unnamed barrier island, about 143 miles (231 km) northeast of Point Hope and 96 miles (155 km) southwest of Wainwright, Alaska.

Kasilof River, Kenai Peninsula

Kasilof River, Kenai Peninsula

Kasilof River starts at the outlet of Tustumena Lake on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 17 miles (27 km) to Cook Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) north-northeast of Homer and 13 miles (21 km) south-southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay is an embayment and a community located in the municipality of Saanich, one of the 13 cities comprising the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Sidney and 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Mad River, McKinleyville

Mad River, McKinleyville

The Mad River starts in the Coast Range and flows generally northwest for 113 miles (182 km), draining a watershed of 12,872,240 acres (128,722 ha), and enters the Pacific Ocean about 12 miles (19 km) north of Eureka and 1.8 miles (3 km) northwest of McKinleyville, California.

Chignik Lagoon, Alaska Peninsula

Chignik Lagoon, Alaska Peninsula

Chignik Lagoon trends northwest for 8 miles (13 km) from the head of Chignik Bay on the Alaska Peninsula, about 45 miles (73 km) south of Port Heiden and 5 miles (8 km) northwest of the community of Chignik, Alaska.

Ivanof Bay, Alaska Peninsula

Ivanof Bay, Alaska Peninsula

lvanof Bay is a community on the Alaska Peninsula at the north end of Ivanof Bay, about 57 miles (92 km) northeast of Sand Point and 13 miles (21 km) west of Perryville, Alaska.

Point Lay Village, Kokolik River

Point Lay Village, Kokolik River

Point Lay is a community at the mouth of the Kokolik River on Kasegaluk Lagoon, about 94 miles (152 km) southwest of Wainwright and 134 miles (216 km) northeast of Point Hope, Alaska.

Little Boston, Point Julia

Little Boston, Point Julia

Little Boston is a community at the base of Point Julia on the east side of Port Gamble Bay, an inlet on the Kitsap Peninsula near the entrance to Hood Canal, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Seattle and 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Port Townsend, Washington.

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