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Three Saints Bay, Kodiak Island

Three Saints Bay was the first substantial Russian settlement in Alaska, established on Kodiak Island in 1784 and abandoned several decades later.

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.

Verdant Cove, Kenai Fjords National Park

Verdant Cove is on the southeast shore of the Harris Peninsula in Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

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Fort Miley, Lands End

Fort Miley, Lands End

The Marine Exchange Lookout Station is at Lands End on Fort Miley in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, about 6 miles (10 km) west of downtown San Francisco and 2.7 miles (4.4 km) southwest of the Presidio at the Golden Gate, California.

Fort Nisqually, Sequalitchew Creek

Fort Nisqually, Sequalitchew Creek

Fort Nisqually was established as a trading post by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1833 near the mouth of Sequalitchew Creek, about 14 miles (22.5 km) southwest of Tacoma and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Dupont, Washington.

Chenik, Kamishak Bay

Chenik, Kamishak Bay

Chenik is a historical community at the mouth of Chenik Creek on the west shore of Kamishak Bay, about 98 miles (158 km) northeast of King Salmon and 98 miles (158 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.

Lawson Harbour, Lewis Island

Lawson Harbour, Lewis Island

Lawson Harbour is a community on Lewis Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Terrace and 20 miles (32 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Gambell, Northwest Cape

Gambell, Northwest Cape

Gambell is a community on Northwest Cape, at the northwest tip of Saint Lawrence Island, about 196 miles (316 km) southwest of Nome, Alaska, and 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Provideniya, Russia.

Telegraph Point, Skeena River

Telegraph Point, Skeena River

Telegraph Point is the historical site of a telegraph station on the north bank of the Skeena River, about 48 miles (77 km) southwest of Terrace and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Nunagiak, Point Belcher

Nunagiak, Point Belcher

Nunagiak is an abandoned village at Point Belcher that dates to the prehistorical Thule culture, located about 78 miles (126 km) southwest of Utquiagvik and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Wainwright, Alaska.

Tongue Point, Semiahmoo Spit

Tongue Point, Semiahmoo Spit

Tongue Point is at the end of Semiahmoo Spit, a 125-acre (51 ha) sandbar about 1 mile (1.6 km) long that partially encloses Drayton Harbor, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Bellingham and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Blaine, Washington.

Ptarmigan Creek, Cottonwood Bay

Ptarmigan Creek, Cottonwood Bay

Dutton is a historical mining camp at the mouth of Ptarmigan Creek at the head of Cottonwood Bay, about 78 miles (126 km) west of Homer and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Pedro Bay, Alaska.

Jabbertown, Point Hope

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.

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