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Tin City, Seward Peninsula

Tin City is an abandoned town except for a nearby minimally manned radar station, located at mouth of Cape Creek, on the Bering Sea coast.

Goodnews, Goodnews Bay

Goodnews is a village on the north shore of Goodnews Bay, at mouth of Goodnews River, about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Hagemeister Island, 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.

Kanatak, Portage Bay

Kanatak is an abandoned community located at head of Portage Bay, on south coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 66 air miles (106 km) southeast of Egegik, Alaska.

Ozette Village, Cape Alava

The ancient Makah village of Ozette is located at Cape Alava, the westernmost point of the Olympic Peninsula, about 15 air miles (24 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Sitka, Baranof Island

The community of Sitka is located on the west coast of Baranof Island, about 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Juneau, and 185 miles (298 km) northwest of Ketchikan.

Cluster Cone Rocks, Bear Harbor

Bear Harbor Beach is a small south-facing beach in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, about 3 miles south of the Needle Rock Visitor Center and 30 miles by road from Garberville, California.

Wrangell, Wrangell Island

Wrangell is a community on the north coast of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska.

Uyak Bay, Kodiak Island

Uyak Bay extends south-southeast for 40 miles (65 km) off Shelikof Strait on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island, 59 miles (95 km) west-southwest of the community of Kodiak, Alaska.

George Island, Cross Sound

George Island is about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and located on the south side of Cross Sound at the mouth of Port Althorp, about 36 miles (58 km) northwest of Hoonah, Alaska.

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Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.

Race Rocks Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

Race Rocks Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Islands of Race Rocks are located just off the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Victoria, British Columbia. Race Rocks are named for the fast flowing tidal races that develop large waves and eddies. Because of the unusually strong currents, there is an exceptional variety of marine life, but this area is notoriously difficult and dangerous to navigate.

Sumdum Village, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Village, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Village is a historical Tlingit community located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Powers Creek, on Sumdum Bay at the northern end of Endicott Arm, about 70 miles (113 km) north-northwest of Petersburg and 49 miles (79 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska. Powers...

Jump Off Joe, Nye Beach

Jump Off Joe, Nye Beach

Jump-off Joe was a massive 100-foot-tall sea stack geological formation composed of middle Miocene concretionary sandstone at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon.

Point Retreat Light, Mansfield Peninsula

Point Retreat Light, Mansfield Peninsula

Point Retreat is a headland on the north tip of Admiralty Island, on the Mansfield Peninsula in Lynn Canal, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Beatson Copper Mine, Latouche Island

Beatson Copper Mine, Latouche Island

Latouche is an abandoned mining community, also called Beatson, in Prince William Sound on the northwest coast of Latouche Island, Alaska.

Lime Kiln Point, San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Point, San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Point is a 42 acre (17 ha) state park on the western shore of San Juan Island in the San Juan archipelago, Washington.

Perryville, Alaska Peninsula

Perryville, Alaska Peninsula

Perryville is a community on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 19 miles east of Stepovak Bay, Alaska.

Saint Nicholas Chapel, Ekuk

Saint Nicholas Chapel, Ekuk

Ekuk is a community on Ekuk Spit, on the east shore of Nushagak Bay, about 16 miles (26 km) south-southwest of Dillingham and 2 miles ( km) south-southwest of Clarks Point, Alaska.

Project Chariot, Cape Thompson

Project Chariot, Cape Thompson

Cape Thompson is a promontory on the Chukchi Sea coast, about 41 miles (66 km) northwest of Kivalina and about 31 miles (50 km) southeast of Point Hope, Alaska.

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