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Shaktoolik, Norton Sound

Shaktoolik is a small community now located on a spit forming Shaktoolik Bay, on the eastern shore of Norton Sound, about 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Golovin and 35 miles (56 km) north-northwest of Unalakleet, Alaska.

Año Nuevo Island, Año Nuevo State Park

Año Nuevo Island is about 9 acres (3.6 ha) and separated by a narrow channel from Año Nuevo Point, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Santa Cruz and 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Pescadero, California.

Nome, Norton Sound

Nome is a town on the south coast of the Seward Peninsula and the northern shoreline of Norton Sound, about 289 miles (466 km) northwest of Bethel and 185 miles (298 km) southwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Loring, Naha Bay

Loring is a small community on the west coast of Revillagigedo Island, Alaska.

White Alice, Cape Yakataga

Cape Yakataga is a point of land on Gulf of Alaska, about 2.4 miles southwest of Watson Peak, and 100 miles northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Sumdum Village, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Village is a historical Tlingit community located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Powers Creek, on Sumdum Bay at the northern end of Endicott Arm, about 70 miles (113 km) north-northwest of Petersburg and 49 miles (79 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska. Powers...

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.

Point Barrow, Arctic Ocean

Point Barrow is a narrow point of land between Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, and the northernmost point in Alaska.

Anyox, Observatory Inlet

Anyox is an abandoned mining community on Granby Bay in Observatory Inlet, about 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Stewart, British Columbia.

Fort Glenn, Umnak Island

Fort Glenn was a World War II military reservation on the northeast end of Umnak Island, in the Eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

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Bootleggers Cove, Anchorage

Bootleggers Cove, Anchorage

Bootleggers Cove is a coastal neighborhood located along the tidal flats of Cook Inlet between Westchester Lagoon and downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

Porlier Pass Light, Galiano Island

Porlier Pass Light, Galiano Island

Porlier Pass separates Galiano and Valdes Islands in the Southern Gulf Islands of Georgia Strait, about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Vancouver and 10 miles (16 km) east-northeast of Ladysmith, British Columbia.

Shaktoolik, Norton Sound

Shaktoolik, Norton Sound

Shaktoolik is a small community now located on a spit forming Shaktoolik Bay, on the eastern shore of Norton Sound, about 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Golovin and 35 miles (56 km) north-northwest of Unalakleet, Alaska.

Peacock Spit, Columbia River Bar

Peacock Spit, Columbia River Bar

Peacock Spit is the northern portion of a mostly submerged sand bar at the mouth of the Columbia River, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Astoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Ilwaco, Washington.

Penelakut Island, Trincomali Channel

Penelakut Island, Trincomali Channel

Penelakut Island is located in the southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland Pacific coast, about 40 miles (65 km) north-northwest of Victoria and 32 miles (52 km) southwest of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Chignik Fisheries, Chignik Lagoon

Chignik Fisheries, Chignik Lagoon

Chignik Fisheries is a facility, formerly owned and operated as a cannery by Wards Cove Packing Company, located on the northwest shore of Chignik Lagoon, southwest of Dago Point, about 44 miles (71 km) south of Port Heiden and 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Perryville, Alaska.

Lincoln Rock Light, Clarence Strait

Lincoln Rock Light, Clarence Strait

Lincoln Rock and Lincoln Island are small islets in Clarence Strait in Southeast Alaska, about 63 miles (102 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

Maple Bay, Sansum Narrows

Maple Bay, Sansum Narrows

Maple Bay is a community located on Sansum Narrows, a narrow inlet in the Salish Sea that separates Vancouver Island from Salt Spring Island, about 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Victoria and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Windham, Windham Bay

Windham, Windham Bay

Windham is a historical community at the head of Windham Bay, about 63 miles (102 km) southeast of Juneau and 57 miles (92 km) north-northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

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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