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The Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay

The Golden Gate is a turbulent strait about 1 mile (1.6 km) wide, between Lime Point to the north and Fort Point to the south, that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west-northwest of downtown San Francisco and 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of Sausalito, California.

Triumph Bay, Gardner Canal

Triumph Bay is a long narrow embayment located on the south side of Alan Reach in Gardner Canal, British Columbia.

Chirikof Island, Kodiak Archipelago

Chirikof Island is about 33,000 acres (13,000 ha) located in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 180 miles (290 km) southwest of Kodiak and 137 miles (221 km) east of Perryville, Alaska.

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Union Bay Cannery, Ernest Sound

Union Bay Cannery, Ernest Sound

Union Bay is situated on the lower Cleveland Peninsula between Lemesurier Point to the west and Union Point to the east, at the southern entrance to Ernest Sound, and is the site of a historical salmon cannery that was at the mouth of Cannery Creek, about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Meyers Chuck, and 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Copalis River Spit, Copalis Beach

Copalis River Spit, Copalis Beach

Copalis River drains a watershed on the southwestern flank of the Olympic Mountains and flows generally southwest for 22 miles (35 km) to the community of Copalis Beach, and then another 2 miles (3.2 km) to the Pacific Ocean at Griffith-Priday State Park, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Hoquiam and 5 miles (8 km) south of Pacific Beach, Washington.

Cottonwood Creek, Kachemak Bay

Cottonwood Creek, Kachemak Bay

Cottonwood Creek is a stream on the Kenai Peninsula in Kachemak Bay State Park that flows south for about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the northern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Homer and 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Voznesenka, Alaska.

Foch Lagoon, Foch-Gilttoyees Provincial Park

Foch Lagoon, Foch-Gilttoyees Provincial Park

Foch Lagoon is about 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and extends for 5 miles (8 km) northwest from the western shore of Douglas Channel in Foch-Gilttoyees Provincial Park and Protected Area, about 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Kitimat, British Columbia.

Fish Creek, Harrison Bay

Fish Creek, Harrison Bay

Fish Creek drains an area of about 1.1 million acres (460,000 ha), entirely with the zone of continuous permafrost, and flows generally northeast for about 110 miles (177 km) through the Arctic Coastal Plain in the National Petroleum Reserve to Harrison Bay at the western edge of the Colville River delta, about 141 miles (230 km) southeast of Utqiaġvik and 12 miles (19 km) north-northwest of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

Swanberg Dredge, Rocker Gulch

Swanberg Dredge, Rocker Gulch

Swanberg Dredge is a placer mining machine that extracts gold from sand and gravel and is located in a small artificial pond at Rocker Gulch, about 200 feet (61 m) north of the Nome-Council Highway on the Seward Peninsula, about 18 miles (29 km) west of Safety and 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Nome, Alaska.

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore

Alamere Falls is located about 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of Double Point where Alamere Creek cascades 40 feet (12 m) over a sea cliff, directly into the ocean at high tides and otherwise onto Wildcat Beach in the Phillip Burton Wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Olema and 6.4 miles (10.3 km) northwest of Bolinas, California.

Fossil Point, Tuxedni Bay

Fossil Point, Tuxedni Bay

Fossil Point is a prominent landmark in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on the southern shore of Tuxedni Bay, at the north end of Tuxedni Channel and west of Chisik Island, about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kenai and 54 miles (87 km) northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Point No Point, Admiralty Inlet

Point No Point, Admiralty Inlet

Point No Point is a sand spit on the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula, between Norwegian Point to the northwest and Pilot Point to the southeast, near the southern end of Admiralty Inlet that connects the Salish Sea with Puget Sound, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Kingston and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) southeast of Hansville, Washington.

Haysport, Skeena River

Haysport, Skeena River

Haysport is the site of a historical community and salmon cannery on the north shore of the Skeena River adjacent to the Grand Trunk Railroad, about 61 miles (100 km) southwest of Terrace and 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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