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Ankau Saltchucks, Phipps Peninsula

Ankau Saltchucks are a series of interconnected tidal lagoons forming a complex estuary about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) across on the northwestern end of the Phipps Peninsula at the entrance to Yakutat Bay and the west shore of Monti Bay, about 215 miles (346 km) southeast of Cordova and 3.6 miles (6 km) west-southwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island

Beaver Point is a prominent headland in Ruckle Provincial Park on the southeastern shore of Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands and at the northwestern end of Swanson Channel, about 8 miles (13 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 4 miles (6 km) east of Fulford Harbour, British Columbia.

Brady Glacier, Taylor Bay

Brady Glacier is situated in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and flows from the Brady Icefield, at an elevation of 11,942 feet (3,640 m) in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains, to Taylor Bay on the north shore of Cross Sound, about 139 miles (224 km) southeast of Yakutat and 32 miles (51 km) west of Gustavus, Alaska.

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Tyee, Murder Cove

Tyee, Murder Cove

Tyee is the site of a historical cannery and shore whaling station in Murder Cove, an embayment about 0.7 miles (1.2 km) across at the southern tip of Admiralty Island, about 24 miles (39 km) west of Kake and 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Baranof, Alaska.

SS Dominator, Palos Verdes

SS Dominator, Palos Verdes

SS Dominator is a shipwrecked freighter that ran aground in 1961 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, about 13 miles (21 km) west of Long Beach and 5.6 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Redondo Beach, California.

Kukak Cannery, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kukak Cannery, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kukak Bay is the site of a historical razor clam cannery on the western shore of Shelikof Strait, in Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 132 miles (212 km) southwest of Homer and 77 miles (124 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

USS Milwaukee, Samoa Beach

USS Milwaukee, Samoa Beach

The USS Milwaukee was a U.S. Navy cruiser that in 1917 was overcome by wind and waves close to shore and was beached at the community of Samoa on the northern peninsula of Humboldt Bay, about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Arcata and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Eureka, California.

Gonzales Bay, Victoria

Gonzales Bay, Victoria

Gonzales Bay is on Vancouver Island and the northern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, situated between Ross Bay to the west and McNeill Bay to the east, and is also the name of a neighborhood about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) southwest of Oak Bay and 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Monks Lagoon, Spruce Island

Monks Lagoon, Spruce Island

Monks Lagoon is on Icon Bay, a bight about 1 mile (1.6 km) across, on the southeastern shore of Spruce Island, about 6.6 miles (10.6 km) north of Kodiak and 5.7 miles (9 km) south-southeast of Ouzinkie, Alaska.

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars is on the west coast of Kuiu Island and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across between Point Sullivan to the north and Point Ellis to the south, about 52 miles (84 km) southeast of Sitka and 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay is a small community on the southeastern shore of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, about 7 miles (11.3 km) southeast of the community of Eastsound, and 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Olga, Washington.

Lancashire Rocks, Kachemak Bay

Lancashire Rocks, Kachemak Bay

Lancashire Rocks are a group of offshore rocks and reefs on the western edge of Neptune Bay along the eastern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Seldovia and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.

FV Norseman, Princess Royal Channel

FV Norseman, Princess Royal Channel

The fishing vessel Norseman sank in June 1978 in Princess Royal Channel, about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Butedale and 115 miles (185 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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