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Mount Edgecumbe, Inner Point

Mount Edgecumbe is a dormant volcano with an elevation of 3,201 feet (976 m) on the southern coast of Kruzof Island, 16 miles (26 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.

Spook Island, Hydaburg

Spook Island is in Cordova Bay, on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Craig and across Sukkwan Strait from and 0.75 miles (1.2 km) west of Hydaburg, Alaska.

Cross Island, Beaufort Sea

Cross Island is an Arctic barrier island, about 2 miles (3.2 km) long, and 12 miles (19.4 km) north of Anxiety Point, between McClure and Midway Islands, on the Beaufort Sea coast, 24 miles (40 km) north-northeast of Deadhorse, Alaska.

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Port O’Brien, Uganik Bay

Port O’Brien, Uganik Bay

Port O’Brien is a remote salmon cannery located on the eastern shore of Northeast Arm Uganik Bay on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island, about 147 miles (236 km) south-southwest of Homer and 34 miles (55 km) west of Kodiak, Alaska.

Lava Point, Akutan Island

Lava Point, Akutan Island

Lava Point is a headland on the northwest coast of Akutan Island consisting of about 988 acres (400 ha) of jagged basalt extruded during eruptions of Akutan Volcano, about 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 12 miles (19 km) west-northwest of Akutan Village, Alaska.

Port Bailey, Dry Spruce Bay

Port Bailey, Dry Spruce Bay

Port Bailey is a historical cannery in Dry Spruce Bay on the Kupreanof Peninsula of Kodiak Island, about 130 miles (209 km) south-southwest of Homer and 26 miles (42 km) west-northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

BC Ferries, Southern Gulf Islands

BC Ferries, Southern Gulf Islands

The Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island are connected to the mainland by BC Ferries, the largest ferry line in North America and the second-largest in the world, that provides passenger and vehicle transportation among coastal and island communities in British Columbia.

Port Althorp, Chichagof Island

Port Althorp, Chichagof Island

Port Althorp is the site of a historical salmon cannery and a military facility situated on the north coast of Chichagof Island, in a deep embayment that extends southeast for 5 miles (8 km) from the George Islands between the Inian Peninsula to the east and the Althorp Peninsula to the west, about 155 miles (250 km) southeast of Yakutat and 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Parks Cannery, Uyak Bay

Parks Cannery, Uyak Bay

Parks Cannery is located in Uyak Bay, 24 miles (39 km) south of Shelikof Strait on the west coast of Kodiak Island, about 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of Larsen Bay and 61 miles (100 km) southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island

Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island

Dutch Harbor is an anchorage and fish processing facility on the east coast of Amaknak Island, bordered by Mount Ballyhoo to the west and a gravel spit to the east that forms the natural harbor, about 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Akutan and 3 miles (5 km) north-northeast of Unalaska, Alaska.

Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron is an abandoned shore whaling station on the south shore of a fjord with the same name situated on the north coast of Sitkalidak Island, about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Old Harbor and 48 miles (77 km) south-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak Village, Marmot Bay

Afognak is the site of a historical village that was abandoned following the 1964 tsunami, situated at the head of Marmot Bay on the southeast coast of Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 122 miles (196 km) south-southwest of Homer and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Shearwater Bay Cannery, Observation Point

Shearwater Bay Cannery, Observation Point

Kadiak Fisheries operated a remote salmon cannery at Observation Point from 1926 until 1964 when it was destroyed by a tsunami, on the north shore of Shearwater Bay on Kodiak Island, about 36 miles (58 km) south-southwest of Kodiak and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Old Harbor, Alaska.

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