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SS Farallon, Black Reef

Black Reef is on the west shore of Cook Inlet about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) offshore, between North Head and Knoll Head on a peninsula between Iliamna Bay and Iniskin Bay, about 130 miles (209 km) northeast of King Salmon and 71 miles (114 km) west of Homer, Alaska.

Kibesillah, Mendocino Coast

Kibesillah was the site of a lumber loading chute and a historical settlement located 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Westport and about 10 miles (16 km) north of Fort Bragg, California.

Point Barrow, Elson Lagoon

Point Barrow is a narrow point of land between Elson Lagoon and the Arctic Ocean, about 150 miles (242 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 9.8 miles (16 km) northeast of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

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Hogg Island, Bluefox Bay

Hogg Island, Bluefox Bay

Hogg Island is the site of a historical fox farm and herring reduction plant situated in Bluefox Bay on Shelikof Strait and the northwest coast of Afognak Island, about 91 miles (147 km) southwest of Homer and 47 miles (76 km) north-northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Grand Plateau Glacier, Fairweather Range

Grand Plateau Glacier, Fairweather Range

Grand Plateau Glacier starts on the north flank of Mount Fairweather in the Saint Elias Mountains and flows generally northwest for 19 miles (31 km) where it splits into two terminal lobes, with the southern lobe flowing 6 miles (10 km) to Grand Plateau Lake, about 142 miles (229 km) northwest of Juneau and 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Point Loma Light, San Diego

Point Loma Light, San Diego

New Point Loma Light is a lighthouse station at the southern tip of Point Loma, a peninsula with a prominent headland that forms the western shore of San Diego Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) south of La Jolla and 5.6 miles (9 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.

Wellesley Glacier, College Fjord

Wellesley Glacier, College Fjord

Wellesley Glacier flows for about 4.5 miles (7 km) from the Chugach Mountains and terminates at a lagoon on the west side of College Fjord, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Valdez and 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Drift Creek Landing, Alsea River

Drift Creek Landing, Alsea River

Drift Creek Landing is a community on the south bank of the Alsea River, opposite the confluence of Drift Creek, a major Coast Range tributary joining the Alsea about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) east of Waldport, about 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Newport and 9 miles (15 km) northeast of Yachats, Oregon.

Three Saints Harbor, Kodiak Island

Three Saints Harbor, Kodiak Island

Three Saints Harbor was the location of a historical Russian settlement established in 1784 on Three Saints Bay on the east coast of Kodiak Island, about 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Kodiak and 29 miles (47 km) northeast of Akhiok, Alaska.

SS Clarksdale Victory, Hippa Island

SS Clarksdale Victory, Hippa Island

SS Clarksdale Victory is a shipwreck on the west coast of Hippa Island, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Graham Island in the Haida Gwaii Archipelago, and about 49 miles (79 km) southwest of Masset and 42 miles (68 km) northwest of Queen Charlotte, British Columbia.

Eagle River Beach, Favorite Channel

Eagle River Beach, Favorite Channel

Eagle Beach is at the mouth of Eagle River on the eastern shore of Favorite Channel, about 68 miles (109 km) south-southeast of Skagway and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Bell Island Hot Springs, Behm Canal

Bell Island Hot Springs, Behm Canal

Bell Island is on Behm Canal, in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 49 miles (79 km) southeast of Wrangell and 40 miles (64 km) north-northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Battery Point Light, Crescent City

Battery Point Light, Crescent City

Battery Point is a point of land forming the western shore of a crescent-shaped bight, and the harbor for Crescent City, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Brookings and 66 miles (106 km) north of Eureka, California.

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