Point Sherman, Lynn Canal
Point Sherman is the site of a historic lighthouse and now a navigational aid marking a shallow ledge that extends 1,600 feet (488 m) from the eastern shore of Lynn Canal and a reef called Sherman Rock situated 2,640 feet (805 m) to the southwest, about 46 miles (74 km) northwest of Juneau and 30 miles (48 km) south-southeast of Haines, Alaska.
Point Roberts, Strait of Georgia
Point Roberts is a community situated on 3,136 acres (1,269 ha) of the southern tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula and represents an exclave of the United States in the Strait of Georgia, about 32 miles (52 km) northwest of Bellingham and 15 miles (24 km) west of Blaine, Washington.
North Pacific Cannery, Inverness Passage
North Pacific Cannery was built in 1889 on 183 acres (74 ha) of Crown land on the north shore of Inverness Passage across from Smith Island and near the mouth of the Skeena River, about 70 miles (113 km) southwest of Terrace and 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Coal Cove, Port Graham
Coal Cove is the site of a historic Russian coal mine at Dangerous Cape on the north shore entrance to Port Graham near the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula, about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Seldovia and 3 miles (5 km) north-northeast of Nanwalek, Alaska.
Sheringham Point, Strait of Juan de Fuca
Sheringham Point is the site of a historic lighthouse located on the southern shore of Vancouver Island and on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Otter Point to the east and Point No Point to the west, about 26 miles (42 km) west-southwest of Victoria and 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Jordon River, British Columbia.
Admiralty Trading Company, Gambier Bay
Gambier Bay is the site of an infamous shipwreck and a historical salmon cannery operated by Admiralty Trading Company near Stephens Passage on the east coast of Admiralty Island, about 61 miles ( km) northwest of Petersburg and 59 miles (km) south-southeast of Juneau, Alaska.
Fort Stevens, Point Adams
Fort Stevens was constructed during the American Civil War as an earthwork battery on the south shore at the mouth of the Columbia River on Point Adams, about 15 miles (24 km) north of Seaside and 6 miles (10 km) west-northwest of Astoria, Oregon.
Halibut Cove, Ismailof Island
Halibut Cove is a small community lining the shores of The Narrows, a protected waterway separating Ismailof Island to the north from the Kenai Peninsula to the south, on the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Seldovia and 11 miles (18 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.
Lawyer Island, Malacca Passage
Lawyer Islands are located in Malacca Passage, part of the Canadian Inside Passage between Porcher Island to the south and the Tsimpsean Peninsula to the north and just off the mouth of the Skeena River, about 102 miles (165 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 13 miles (20 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Claim Point, Chrome Bay
Claim Point forms the western shore of Chrome Bay at the northern entrance to Port Chatham on the Kenai Peninsula, the site of a historical chromite mine, about 100 miles (162 km) north-northwest of Kodiak and 33 miles (53 km) south-southwest of Homer, Alaska.
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