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Icy Bay, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Icy Bay is on the Gulf of Alaska coast about 154 miles (248 km) southeast of Cordova and 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 12 miles (19 km) from the Kenai Icefield to its terminus at a proglacial lake in Kachemak Bay State Park about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Kachemak Bay, and 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

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.

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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.

Geikie Inlet, Glacier Bay

Geikie Inlet, Glacier Bay

Geikie Inlet is a fjord about 8 miles (13 km) long that trends generally northeast from the mouth of the Geikie River to the western coast of Glacier Bay, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 130 miles (209 km) southeast of Yakutat and 32 miles (51 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

West Glacier Creek, Chinitna Bay

West Glacier Creek, Chinitna Bay

West Glacier Creek flows generally south-southeast for about 7 miles (11 km) to the north shore of Chinitna Bay, draining a watershed between the Chigmit Mountains and Mount Iliamna, about 83 miles (134 km) southwest of Kenai and 60 miles (97 km) west-northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Grand Pacific Glacier, Tarr Inlet

Grand Pacific Glacier, Tarr Inlet

Grand Pacific Glacier flows from elevations between 4,925-9,845 feet (1500–3000 m) on the British Columbia-Alaska boundary to Tarr Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 100 miles (161 km) southeast of Yakutat and 66 miles (106 km) north-northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

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