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Oso Flaco Creek, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

Oso Flaco Creek drains a watershed of approximately 7,400 acres (2,995 ha) consisting mostly of agricultural land before forming Oso Flaco Lake, now part of the Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, and then flows into the Pacific Ocean, and about 68 miles (109 km) northwest of Santa Barbara and 5 miles (8 km) south of Oceano, California.

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.

Tree Point Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Tree Point Light is a historical lighthouse on the  Southeast Alaska mainland, about 4.2 miles(7 km) northwest of Cape Fox, 42 miles (68 km) northwest of Prince Rupert, and 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

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Port O’Brien, Uganik Bay

Port O’Brien, Uganik Bay

Port O’Brien is a remote salmon cannery located on the eastern shore of Northeast Arm Uganik Bay on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island, about 147 miles (236 km) south-southwest of Homer and 34 miles (55 km) west of Kodiak, Alaska.

Rogue River, Gold Beach

Rogue River, Gold Beach

Rogue River begins at Boundary Springs at an elevation of 5,320 feet (1,622 m) near the northern edge of Mount Mazama in Crater Lake National Park and drains a watershed of 3.3 million acres (1.3 million ha) while flowing generally west for 215 miles (346 km) through the Cascade Range and the Klamath Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, about 23 miles (37 km) south-southeast of Port Orford and at Gold Beach, Oregon.

Falls Creek, Kachemak Bay

Falls Creek, Kachemak Bay

Falls Creek is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows generally south for 3.2 miles (5 km) to the northwestern shore of Kachemak Bay, in the Cottonwood Eastland Unit of Kachemak Bay State Park, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Homer and 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of Kachemak Selo, Alaska.

Kemano River, Gardner Canal

Kemano River, Gardner Canal

Kemano River flows from the Kitimat Ranges to Kemano Bay on the northern shore of Gardner Canal, where a historically important eulachon run and a village were located prior to the construction of a supply terminal and access road for the Kemano generating station, about 45 miles (72 km) south-southeast of Kitimat and 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Kemano, British Columbia.

Hidden Falls Hatchery, Kasnyku Bay

Hidden Falls Hatchery, Kasnyku Bay

The Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery is located in Tongass National Forest on the northeast coast of Baranof Island, at the head of Kasnyku Bay off Chatham Strait, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Angoon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska.

McWay Creek, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

McWay Creek, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

McWay Creek drains a watershed of about 1730 acres (700 ha) and flows generally southwest for 2.5 miles (4.0 km) through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park from McWay Canyon to McWay Falls, which cascades 80 feet (24 m) over a sea cliff into a cove on the Big Sur coast, about 30 miles (48 km) south-southeast of Carmel and 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Lucia, California.

Port Bailey, Dry Spruce Bay

Port Bailey, Dry Spruce Bay

Port Bailey is a historical cannery in Dry Spruce Bay on the Kupreanof Peninsula of Kodiak Island, about 130 miles (209 km) south-southwest of Homer and 26 miles (42 km) west-northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Elwha River, Angeles Point

Elwha River, Angeles Point

Elwha River drains a watershed of about 204,799 acres (82,880 ha) and flows generally north for 45 miles (72 km) from a perennial snowfield at an elevation of 4,763 feet (1452 m) in the Olympic Mountains to Angeles Point at Freshwater Bay on the southern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 33 miles (53 km) east-southeast of Clallam Bay and 6 miles (10 km) west-northwest of Port Angeles, Washington.

Barabara Point, Kachemak Bay

Barabara Point, Kachemak Bay

Barabara Point is on the Kenai Peninsula between McDonald Spit to the east and Seldovia Point to the west in Kachemak Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

BC Ferries, Southern Gulf Islands

BC Ferries, Southern Gulf Islands

The Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island are connected to the mainland by BC Ferries, the largest ferry line in North America and the second-largest in the world, that provides passenger and vehicle transportation among coastal and island communities in British Columbia.

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