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Fire Island, Cook Inlet

Fire Island is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long, located at the head of Cook Inlet within the Municipality of Anchorage, about 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Hope and 9 miles (14.5 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

Strongtide Islet, Chatham Islands

Strongtide Islet is part of the Chatham Islands that are off the southern coast of Vancouver Island, about 5.4 miles (8.7 km) east-northeast of Victoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) northeast of Oak Bay, British Columbia.

Kivalina, Singauk Entrance

Kivalina is a community located on a barrier island between the Chukchi Sea and Kivalina Lagoon, about 79 miles (127 km) northwest of Kotzebue and 72 miles (116 km) southeast of Point Hope, Alaska.

Port Vita, Raspberry Strait

Port Vita is an abandoned herring reduction plant and saltery located on Raspberry Strait, on the northeastern coast of Raspberry Island, about 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Kodiak and 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Port Lions, Alaska. 

Skips Punchbowl, Noyo Headlands Park

Skips Punchbowl is a littoral sinkhole along the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County, located on the Noyo Headlands about 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Fort Bragg and 0.6 miles (1 km) west of Noyo, California.

Niblack, Moira Sound

Niblack is a historical mining community at the head of Niblack Anchorage, an estuary that extends west for 2.5 miles (4 km) off Moira Sound, on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Ketchikan and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.

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SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

Coronado Shores is a wide sandy beach, also known as South Beach, on Coronado Island about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) east of Point Loma and 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south of San Diego, California.

Skull Island, Massacre Bay

Skull Island is a 2.5-acre (1.0 ha) uninhabited island in Massacre Bay, off the coast of Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Archipelago in Washington State.

SS Northwestern, Captains Bay

Captains Bay is the southern arm of Unalaska Bay on the northeast coast of Unalaska Island. A number of shipwrecks are now decaying in the shallows in an area called Port Levashef, including the wreck of the SS Northwestern. 

Point Grenville, Quinault Nation

Point Grenville is a headland with cliffs 120 feet (37 m) high, about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of the community of Santiago, on the Quinault Nation lands in Washington State.

Snug Harbor, Chisik Island

Snug Harbor is a former cannery located along a bight on the west coast of Chisik Island, at the southern end of Tuxedni Channel, on the western shore of Cook Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) northwest of Homer and 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington is a ghost town on the south bank of the Skeena River estuary but was once the largest coastal settlement in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Portlock, Port Chatham

Portlock is the site of an abandoned cannery on the south coast of the Kenai Peninsula, on the south shore of Port Chatham, about 16 miles (26 km) south of Seldovia, and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) south-southeast of Port Graham, Alaska.

Elfin Cove, Chichagof Island

Elfin Cove is a small embayment, originally called the Gunk Hole, located on the west coast of the Inian Peninsula of Chichagof Island, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Juneau and 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Hoonah, Alaska.

Kachemak Selo, Fox River Flats

Kachemak Selo is a small community at the head of Kachemak Bay near the Fox River Flats on the Kenai Peninsula, about 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Fritz Creek and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

Bear Cove, Kachemak Bay

Bear Cove is a small embayment on the Kenai Peninsula that extends east for 1.8 miles (2.9 km) off Kachemak Bay, about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

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Carmanah Point Light, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Carmanah Point Light Station is on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The original combined lighthouse and dwelling was built in 1891, and it was 173 feet (53 m) above high water and visible for nineteen miles with a distinctive signature of three white flashes each minute.

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier flows northwest for 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Chugach Mountains to a terminus lake, 5.5 miles (9 km) northeast of Point Pakenham in Prince William Sound, and 52 miles (83 km) southwest of Valdez, Alaska.

Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands

Fort Cronkhite is a former U.S. Army post, established in the late 1930s, that served as part of the coastal artillery defenses of the San Francisco Bay, California.

Old Sitka, Starrigavan Bay

Old Sitka is the original Russian settlement on the northwest coast of Baranof Island, on Starrigavan Bay, about 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Sitka, Alaska.

Dam Creek, Chinitna Bay

Dam Creek flows south for 5 miles (8 km) from the southwest flank of Mount Iliamna to merge with West Glacier Creek near the head of Chinitna Bay, about 62 miles (100 km) northwest of Homer and 44 miles (71 km) southeast of Port Alsworth, Alaska.

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.

LeConte Glacier, Thunder Bay

LeConte Glacier starts in the Coast Mountains and flows south for 6 miles (9.7 km) to the head of LeConte Bay, also known as Thunder Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Petersburg, Alaska.

Indian Valley, Turnagain Arm

Indian is an Alaska Railroad siding and small community located on the northern shore of Turnagain Arm, on the Seward Highway, 21 miles (34 km) southeast of Anchorage, Alaska.

Treadwell Mine, Douglas Island

Treadwell was a community on the northeast coast of Douglas Island on Gastineau Channel, about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) southeast of Douglas and 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.

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