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Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island is an Arctic barrier island and one of the Plover Islands on Elson Lagoon on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 129 miles (208 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (39 km) east of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay is an embayment and a community located in the municipality of Saanich, one of the 13 cities comprising the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Sidney and 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Akeonik Reindeer Station, Icy Cape

Akeonik is a historical reindeer station at the northern end of Kasegaluk Lagoon on the Chukchi Sea at Icy Cape, about 50 miles (81 km) southwest of Wainwright and 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Point Lay, Alaska. 

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Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Long Point to the southeast and Resort Point to the northwest, about 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Santa Monica and 12.5 miles (20 km) west of Long Beach, California. 

Sea Caves, Sea Lion Point

Sea Caves, Sea Lion Point

Sea Lion Caves are a connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific Ocean at Sea Lion Point, about 36 miles (58 km) south of Newport and 11 miles (18 km) north of Florence, Oregon.

Swartz Bay, North Saanich

Swartz Bay, North Saanich

Swartz Bay is on the north end of the Saanich Peninsula and is the location of a BC Ferries terminal that provides the marine link connecting Highway 17 on Vancouver Island with the mainland, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tsawwassen and 2.7 miles (4.3 km) north of Sidney, British Columbia.

Kake, Kupreanof Island

Kake, Kupreanof Island

Kake is a Tlingit village on the northeastern shore of Keku Strait, on the northwest shore of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 95 miles (153 km) south-southeast of Juneau and 39 miles (63 km) west-northwest of Peterburg, Alaska.

Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island is an Arctic barrier island and one of the Plover Islands on Elson Lagoon on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 129 miles (208 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (39 km) east of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

Ballast Point, San Diego Bay

Ballast Point, San Diego Bay

Ballast Point is a peninsula that extends northwest for 0.44 miles (0.7 km) from the Point Loma Peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay, about 11 miles (18 km) south of La Jolla and 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.

Tatitlek, Prince William Sound

Tatitlek, Prince William Sound

Tatitlek is a small Chugach Alutiiq community located on the northeastern shore of Tatitlek Narrows across from Bligh Island and at the mouth of Boulder Bay on the eastern shore of Prince William Sound, about 24 miles (38 km) southwest of Valdez and 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Cordova, Alaska.

Three Arch Rocks, Oceanside

Three Arch Rocks, Oceanside

Three Arch Rocks are massive arched basalt sea stacks located south of Cape Meares and 0.5 miles (0.9 km) offshore from Maxwell Point at the community of Oceanside, about 8 miles (13 km) south-southwest of Garibaldi and 2.7 miles (4 km) northwest of Netarts, Oregon.

Angoon, Kootznahoo Inlet

Angoon, Kootznahoo Inlet

Angoon is a historical Tlingit village located on an isthmus at the mouth of Kootznahoo Inlet on the eastern shore of Chatham Strait and the west coast of Admiralty Island, about 77 miles (124 km) northwest of Petersburg and 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet

Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet

Lions Gate Bridge spans Burrard Inlet at the First Narrows, a strait about 1,312 feet (400 m) wide between Prospect Point in Stanley Park to the south and the sandy shoals of the Capilano River mouth to the north, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of West Vancouver and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

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