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Ipiutak, Point Hope

lpiutak is a prehistorical culture located on Point Hope, about 133 miles (215 km) southwest of Point Lay and 1 mile (1.6 km)  northwest of New Tigara, also known as Tikiġaq or the village of Point Hope, Alaska.

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Yakutat and 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Lawyer Island Light, Malacca Passage

The Lawyer Islands are located in Malacca Passage, part of the Canadian Inside Passage between Porcher Island and the Tsimpsean Peninsula and just off the mouth of the Skeena River, about 102 miles (165 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 13 miles (20 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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Fort Glenn, Umnak Island

Fort Glenn, Umnak Island

Fort Glenn was a World War II military base on the northeast coast of Umnak Island in the Eastern Aleutians, about 67 miles (108 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor and 49 miles (79 km) northeast of Nikolski, Alaska.

Brevig Mission, Port Clarence

Brevig Mission, Port Clarence

Brevig Mission is an Iñupiat village located on Brevig Lagoon, on the north shore of Port Clarence, about 151 miles (244 km) southwest of Kotzebue and 81 miles (130 km) northwest of Nome, Alaska.

SS Lamut, Teahwhit Head

SS Lamut, Teahwhit Head

Teahwhit Head is a rocky headland with a natural sea arch on the coast of Olympic National Park, about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Forks and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) southeast of La Push, Washington.

Delarof Harbor, Unga Island

Delarof Harbor, Unga Island

Unga is an abandoned village on Delarof Harbor, on the southeast coast of Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands, about 73 miles (118 km) southwest of Perryville and 9.5 miles (15 km) south of Sand Point, Alaska.

Mary Island Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Mary Island Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Mary Island is located between Felice Strait and Revillagigedo Channel, about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Canadian border and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial, Walakpa Bay

Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial, Walakpa Bay

The Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial is at Walakpa Bay, an estuary that extends 6 miles (10 km) east from the Chukchi Sea, and is located about 76 miles (123 km) northeast of Wainwright and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

Marys Slough, Unalakleet

Marys Slough, Unalakleet

Marys Slough is a river channel at the mouth of the Unalakleet River on Norton Sound, about 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Saint Michaels and 1.1 miles (1.8 km) south-southeast of Unalakleet, Alaska.

Goodnews, Goodnews Bay

Goodnews, Goodnews Bay

Goodnews is a Yup’ik village at the head of Goodnews Bay, at the mouth of the Goodnews River, about 117 miles (189 km) south of Bethel and 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Platinum, Alaska.

Cape Alava, Olympic National Park

Cape Alava, Olympic National Park

Cape Alava is a point of land on the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula, about 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Forks and 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Munson Point, Kachemak Bay

Munson Point, Kachemak Bay

Munson Point is a peninsula formed by an ancient lateral moraine located between Beluga Slough and Mariner Lagoon, about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Seldovia and 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Homer, Alaska.

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