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North Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

The North Sawyer Glacier, also called Sawyer Glacier, starts in British Columbia and flows west through the Coast Mountains for 22 miles (35 km) to Tracy Arm, about 78 miles (126 km) north of Petersburg and 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island is approximately in the middle of Lituya Bay, a fjord formed primarily by the Crillon and Lituya glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 117 miles (189 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Yakutat and 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

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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.

Copper River, Copper River Delta

Copper River, Copper River Delta

The Copper River watershed drains about 24,000 square miles (62,000 sq km) in the Wrangell, Chugach, and Saint Elias Mountains and the mainstem flows for about 290 miles (470 km) to the Gulf of Alaska where it creates a wide delta, about 195 miles west-northwest of Yakutat and 30 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island is approximately in the middle of Lituya Bay, a fjord formed primarily by the Crillon and Lituya glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 117 miles (189 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is an estuary that extends southeast for 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of Tuxedni River to Cook Inlet, at Chisik Island, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River starts at Harlequin Lake and flows southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to the Gulf of Alaska, about 102 miles (165 km) northwest of Gustavus and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Yakutat and 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream starts at the outlet of Malaspina Lake at the terminus of the Malaspina Glacier and flows south for 2 miles (3.2 km) to Yakutat Bay, about 207 miles (333 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier starts from the western slope of Peak 7788 (2,374 m) in the Fairweather Range and flows west for 2.6 miles (4 km) to the head of Lituya Bay in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat and 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

McBride Glacier, Muir Inlet

McBride Glacier, Muir Inlet

McBride Glacier starts on the south slope of the Takhinsha Mountains in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and flows south for 8.4 miles (13.5 km) to McBride Inlet, about 46 miles north-northwest of Gustavus and 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Haines, Alaska.

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