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Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Lamplugh Glacier is situated on the western shore of Glacier Bay at the entrance to Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 109 miles (175 km) southeast of Yakutat and 55 miles (89 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Dirty Glacier, Harriman Fjord

The Dirty Glacier flows northwest for about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to its terminus near the head of Harriman Fjord, about 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Beloit Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Beloit Glacier flows northeast for about 2 miles (3.2 km) from an unnamed ice field on the Kenai Peninsula to Blackstone Bay in Prince William Sound, about 86 miles (138 km) southwest of Valdez and 9 miles (15 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

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Rookery Falls, Passage Canal

Rookery Falls, Passage Canal

Rookery Falls is located on the northern shore of Passage Canal in Prince William Sound, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Anchorage and 1.7 miles (1.9 km) north-northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Yale Glacier, College Fjord

Yale Glacier, College Fjord

Yale Glacier is a massive tidewater glacier in College Fjord of Prince William Sound that starts at an elevation of 9,270 feet (2,826 m) between Mount Cardozo and Mount Einstein in the Chugach Mountains and flows generally southwest for 17 miles (27 km) to Yale Arm, about 48 miles (77 km) northeast of Whittier and 43 miles (69 km) west-northwest of Valdez, Alaska.

Scidmore Bay, Gilbert Peninsula

Scidmore Bay, Gilbert Peninsula

Scidmore Bay is enclosed by the Gilbert Peninsula to the east and the Fairweather Mountains to the west, and is situated within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 119 miles (192 km) southeast of Yakutat and 43 miles (69 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Reid Glacier flows north for 11 miles (18 km) from the Brady Icefield to Reid Inlet, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 113 miles (182 km) southeast of Yakutat and 50 (81 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Stewart, Bear River

Stewart, Bear River

Stewart is a Canadian border community at the mouth of the Bear River and the head of Portland Canal, connected to Hyder, Alaska by 2 miles (3.2 km) of road, about 99 miles (159 km) east-southeast of Wrangell and 114 miles (183 km) north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Coghill River, Dartmouth Glacier

Coghill River, Dartmouth Glacier

Coghill River is in Chugach National Forest and flows southwest for 5 miles (8 km) from the terminus of Dartmouth Glacier to Coghill Lake, which is 4.7 miles (7.5 km) long, and then west-southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to College Fjord near Coghill Point, about 54 miles (87 km) west of Valdez and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Le Conte Glacier, Frederick Sound

Le Conte Glacier, Frederick Sound

Le Conte Glacier starts in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, at an elevation of about 8,500 feet (2,591 m) between Devils Thumb and Mount Gilroy, and flows generally south for 22 miles (35 km) to the head of Le Conte Bay in Southeast Alaska, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Wrangell and 22 miles (35 km) east of Petersburg, Alaska.

Hyder, Portland Canal

Hyder, Portland Canal

Hyder is a small community at the mouth of the Salmon River, on the western shore and near the head of Portland Canal, about 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Ketchikan and 2.5 miles (4 km) south-southwest of Stewart, British Columbia.

Hutchins Bay, Beardslee Islands

Hutchins Bay, Beardslee Islands

Hutchins Bay is an estuary, on the east side of the Beardslee Islands, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 12 miles north of Gustavus, Alaska.

Vancouver, Fraser River Delta

Vancouver, Fraser River Delta

Vancouver is a coastal seaport located on the Burrard Peninsula, between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south, about 60 miles (97 km) north-northeast of Victoria and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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