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Jabbertown, Point Hope

Jabbertown is a historical shore whaling station on the Chukchi Sea coast, about 150 miles (242 km) northwest of Kotzebue and 2.5 miles (4 km) southeast of Point Hope, also known as Tigara, Alaska.

Safety Sound, Nome-Council Highway

Safety Sound is a lagoon that extends for 9 miles (14.5 km) along the northern shoreline of Norton Sound, about 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Golovin and 20 air miles (32 km) east of Nome, Alaska.

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island is part of a group of islands in Oak Bay off the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Sidney and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

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Wa’atch River, Makah Bay

Wa’atch River, Makah Bay

Wa’atch River starts at an elevation of about 1,480 feet (451 m) on the eastern flank of Makah Peaks and flows generally north for 5 miles (8 km) through the Makah Indian Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula to the confluence of Educket Creek and then generally west-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7 km) to Makah Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Clallam Bay and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Gingolx,  Kincolith River

Gingolx, Kincolith River

Gingolx is one of four Nisga’a villages that make up the Nisga’a First Nation and is situated at the confluence of the Kincolith River and the Nass River on the northern shore of Nass Bay, about 70 miles (113 km) east-southeast of Ketchikan and 50 miles (80 km) north-northeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier starts at an elevation of about 8,000 feet (2,438 m) on the eastern flank of Mount Lituya in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains and flows generally east-northeast for 13 miles (21 km) to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 104 miles (167 km) southeast of Yakutat and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls is a waterfall located on Kasnyku Creek that drains Kasnyku Lake from an elevation of 650 feet (198 m) on the northeast coast of Baranof Island and flows about 1 mile (1.6 km) to Waterfall Cove on Chatham Strait, about 23 miles (37 km) south-southwest of Angoon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska.

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River starts at an elevation of about 1,050 feet (320 m) in the California Coast Ranges and flows generally west-southwest for 18 miles (29 km) draining a watershed of about 27,520 acres (11,140 ha) and enters the Pacific Ocean at Albion Cove, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Point Arena and 6 miles (10 km) south-southeast of Mendocino, California.

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok is a historical Iñupiat village on Uġiuvak Island, also known as King Island which is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across with very steep slopes on all sides and a distinctive double-peaked summit situated in the Bering Sea, about 86 miles (138 km) west-northwest of Nome and 45 miles (73 km) south of Wales, Alaska.

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is a community situated at the mouth of Joe Creek, where the estuary is a strongly stratified lagoon with freshwater overlying saline water caused by a shallow sill that restricts circulation, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Hoquiam and 11 miles (18 km) south of Moclips, Washington.

Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor is a low tide lagoon at the head of China Poot Bay on the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Seldovia and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

Tlell River starts on the eastern flank of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii and drains a watershed of about 85,000 acres (34,400 ha), flowing generally north-northeast for 28 miles (45 km) to Hecate Strait near the wreck of the steamship SS Pezuta, about 29 miles (47 km) south-southeast of Masset and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Tlell, British Columbia.

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet is an embayment about 0.5 miles (0.9 km) across that extends for 3 miles (5 km) into the northwest coast of Shuyak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 81 miles (130 km) south-southwest of Homer and 56 miles (90 km) north of Kodiak, Alaska.

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