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Indian Sands, Boardman State Park

Indian Sands is an archaeological site in Samuel H. Boardman State Park, about 9 miles (14.5 km) northwest of Brookings and 4.5 miles (7.3 km) southwest of Carpenterville, Oregon.

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.

Union Bay Cannery, Ernest Sound

Union Bay is situated on the lower Cleveland Peninsula between Lemesurier Point to the west and Union Point to the east, at the southern entrance to Ernest Sound, and is the site of a historical salmon cannery that was at the mouth of Cannery Creek, about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Meyers Chuck, and 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

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Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale was a British four-masted bark-rigged sailing ship with a length of 275 feet (84 m) that ran aground in 1906 and wrecked on Clatsop Spit, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Astoria and 2 miles ( km) southwest of Hammond, Oregon.

Lituya Bay, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Lituya Bay, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Lituya Bay is a fjord located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska, about 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat and 70 miles (113 km) west-northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove is an embayment with a sandy beach about 600 feet (180 m) long on the Pacific Ocean between Pirates Cove to the north and Rodeo Cove to the south in Golden Gate National Recreation Area about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of San Francisco and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Mill Valley, California.

Dangerous Cape, Port Graham

Dangerous Cape, Port Graham

Dangerous Cape is a headland with an elevation of 66 feet (20 m) on the southern Kenai Peninsula, at the northern entrance of Port Graham near the mouth of Kachemak Bay, about 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of the community of Port Graham, Alaska.

Pachena Point Lighthouse, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pachena Point Lighthouse, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pachena Point Light Station is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, about 82 miles (132 km) northwest of Victoria and 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Mutton Cove, Chernofski Harbor

Mutton Cove, Chernofski Harbor

Mutton Cove is an embayment on Unalaska Island about 0.3 miles (0.5 km) across situated on the northern shore of Chernofski Harbor and protected by Observatory Point to the west, about 64 miles (103 km) northeast of Nikolski and 53 miles (85 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip was a clipper ship that wrecked in 1878 on Ocean Beach, on the west coast of the San Francisco Peninsula in the Sunset District, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Golden Gate Park and 7 miles (11 km) west-southwest of downtown San Francisco, California.

Mink Bay, Boca de Quadra

Mink Bay, Boca de Quadra

Mink Bay is an estuary that extends south for 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from Boca de Quadra an embayment on the east side of Revillagigedo Channel, about 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Prince Rupert and 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Light was established in 1919 on Lime Kiln Point, a day-use park of 36 acres (15 ha) overlooking Deadman Bay to the south and Haro Strait to the west on the west coast of San Juan Island, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Victoria and 6.4 miles (10 km) west-southwest of Friday Harbor, Washington.

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle was a passenger ship that went aground and wrecked in 1970 on Silver Strand at Port Hueneme, a sandy beach created partly from dredged harbor sand about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and 450 feet(140 m) wide, about 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Santa Barbara and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Oxnard, California.

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