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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.

Kake, Kupreanof Island

Kake is a Tlingit village on the northeastern shore of Keku Strait, on the northwest shore of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 95 miles (153 km) south-southeast of Juneau and 39 miles (63 km) west-northwest of Peterburg, Alaska.

Prosper, Coquille River

Prosper is a historical community on the Coquille River, about 10 miles (16 km) west-southwest of Coquille and 3 miles (5 km) northeast and upstream of Bandon, Oregon.

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Mount Westdahl, Unimak Island

Mount Westdahl, Unimak Island

Mount Westdahl, also known as Westdahl Peak, is a relatively young glacier-capped volcano with a summit elevation of 5,118 feet (1,560 m), located at the southwest end of Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands, about 527 miles (848 km) southwest of Kodiak and 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Crescent Beach, Ecola State Park

Crescent Beach, Ecola State Park

Crescent Beach is situated between Ecola Point and Chapman Point in Ecola State Park, about 20 miles (32 km) south-southwest of Astoria and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northwest of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Little Port Walter, Baranof Island

Little Port Walter, Baranof Island

Little Port Walter is an embayment and the name of a research facility on the southern shore at the mouth of Port Walter, on the southeastern coast of Baranof Island and the western shore of Chatham Strait, about 53 miles (85 km) south-southeast of Sitka and 9 miles (14.5 km) north of Port Alexander, Alaska.

Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

Cowichan Bay is a community situated on the south shore of an estuary shared by the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers that form an extensive tidal flat on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, about 26 miles (42 km) north-northwest of Victoria and 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Duncan, British Columbia.

Eagle River Flats, Knik Arm

Eagle River Flats, Knik Arm

Eagle River Flats is a tidal flat and salt marsh of 2,471 acres (1,000 ha) at the mouth of Eagle River on Eagle Bay, which is on the eastern shore of Knik Arm in Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Anchorage and 7 miles (11 km) west of Eagle River, Alaska.

Sledge Island, Bering Sea

Sledge Island, Bering Sea

Sledge Island is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across and situated in the Bering Sea, 5 miles (8 km) off the south coast of the Seward Peninsula, about 95 miles (153 km) southeast of Wales and 25 miles (40 km) west of Nome, Alaska.

Fort Ross, Northwest Cape

Fort Ross, Northwest Cape

Fort Ross is a historical Russian settlement now part of Fort Ross State Historic Park, situated on a small bight called Fort Ross Cove south of Northwest Cape, about 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Gualala and 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Jenner, California.

Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Reid Glacier flows north for 11 miles (18 km) from the Brady Icefield to Reid Inlet, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 113 miles (182 km) southeast of Yakutat and 50 (81 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Swantown, Budd Inlet

Swantown, Budd Inlet

Swantown is a historical area of the Washington State capital, situated at the southernmost end of Budd Inlet in South Puget Sound, about 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Tacoma and now part of downtown Olympia, Washington.

Icy Strait Point, Port Frederick

Icy Strait Point, Port Frederick

Icy Strait Point is a restored historical salmon cannery situated on Cannery Point, on the south shore of Icy Strait and on the eastern shore at the mouth of Port Frederick, a deep embayment on the northeast coast of Chichagof Island, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Gustavus and 1.6 miles (2.6 km) north-northwest of Hoonah, Alaska.

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