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Dofflemyer Point Light, Boston Harbor

Dofflemyer Point is located in the community of Boston Harbor, on the eastern shore of South Puget Sound, and defines the entrance to Budd Inlet, about 23 miles (37 km) west-southwest of Tacoma and 7 miles (11 km) north of Olympia, Washington.

Peterson Bay, Kachemak Bay

Peterson Bay extends about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Peterson Point into the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula and the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Seldovia and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Verdant Cove, Kenai Fjords National Park

Verdant Cove is on the western shore of Aialik Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park at the northern entrance to Dora Passage, about 64 miles (103 km) east of Homer and 30 miles (48 km) south-southwest of Seward, Alaska.

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Fish Creek, Harrison Bay

Fish Creek, Harrison Bay

Fish Creek drains an area of about 1.1 million acres (460,000 ha), entirely with the zone of continuous permafrost, and flows generally northeast for about 110 miles (177 km) through the Arctic Coastal Plain in the National Petroleum Reserve to Harrison Bay at the western edge of the Colville River delta, about 141 miles (230 km) southeast of Utqiaġvik and 12 miles (19 km) north-northwest of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

Swanberg Dredge, Rocker Gulch

Swanberg Dredge, Rocker Gulch

Swanberg Dredge is a placer mining machine that extracts gold from sand and gravel and is located in a small artificial pond at Rocker Gulch, about 200 feet (61 m) north of the Nome-Council Highway on the Seward Peninsula, about 18 miles (29 km) west of Safety and 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Nome, Alaska.

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore

Alamere Falls is located about 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of Double Point where Alamere Creek cascades 40 feet (12 m) over a sea cliff, directly into the ocean at high tides and otherwise onto Wildcat Beach in the Phillip Burton Wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Olema and 6.4 miles (10.3 km) northwest of Bolinas, California.

Fossil Point, Tuxedni Bay

Fossil Point, Tuxedni Bay

Fossil Point is a prominent landmark in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on the southern shore of Tuxedni Bay, at the north end of Tuxedni Channel and west of Chisik Island, about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kenai and 54 miles (87 km) northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Point No Point, Admiralty Inlet

Point No Point, Admiralty Inlet

Point No Point is a sand spit on the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula, between Norwegian Point to the northwest and Pilot Point to the southeast, near the southern end of Admiralty Inlet that connects the Salish Sea with Puget Sound, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Kingston and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) southeast of Hansville, Washington.

Haysport, Skeena River

Haysport, Skeena River

Haysport is the site of a historical community and salmon cannery on the north shore of the Skeena River adjacent to the Grand Trunk Railroad, about 61 miles (100 km) southwest of Terrace and 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier is formed by several tributary glaciers that flow from the south flank of Mount Vancouver in the Saint Elias Mountains of the Icefield Ranges, and the merged ice streams flow generally southeast for about 14 miles (22.5 km) to laterally join with the Hubbard Glacier and terminate in Disenchantment Bay, about 154 miles (248 km) northwest of Haines and about 33 miles (53 km) north-northeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Valdez Glacier Stream, Port Valdez

Valdez Glacier Stream, Port Valdez

Valdez Glacier starts on the south flank of Mount Cashman and flows southeast for about 20 miles (35 km) to its terminus at Valdez Glacier Lake, which is drained by Valdez Glacier Stream that flows generally south-southeast for 4.5 miles (7 km) to Port Valdez in Prince William Sound, about 43 miles (69 km) north-northwest of Cordova and 3.7 miles (6 km) southeast of Valdez, Alaska.

Point San Pedro, Pacifica

Point San Pedro, Pacifica

Point San Pedro forms the northwestern extent of Pedro Point Headland on San Pedro Mountain which reaches an elevation of about 624 feet (190 m) and has steep cliffs on both the northern and southern flanks, and forms the southern slope of the San Pedro Creek watershed, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) north of Montara and the southern municipal boundary of Pacifica, California.

Eek River, Kuskokwim Delta

Eek River, Kuskokwim Delta

Eek River drains a watershed of 408,959 acres (165,500 ha) and flows generally west-northwest for 108 miles (174 km) from a small lake at an elevation of about 2,700 feet (823 m) on the north flank of Mount Oratia to the Kuskokwim River Delta, about 40 miles (64 km) south-southwest of Bethel and 32 miles (51 km) north of Quinhagak, Alaska.

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