Shaw Island is located in Katmai National Park and Preserve, 2.5 miles (4 km) north of the Alaska Peninsula near the entrance to Kamishak Bay on the western shore of Cook Inlet, about 119 miles (192 km) east-northeast of King Salmon and 79 miles (127 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.
Exchamsiks River Provincial Park is in the Coast Mountains at the mouth of the Exchamsiks River on the north side of the Skeena River, about 42 miles (68 km) east of Prince Rupert and 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Terrace, British Columbia.
Sea stacks are a common feature on the Gulf of Alaska coast, particularly along the Alaska Peninsula and the Eastern Aleutian Islands, about 200 miles (323 km) southwest of Sand Point and 64 miles (103 km) east-northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Mekoryuk is a community situated at the western entrance to Shoal Bay on the northern shore of Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea, about 153 miles (246 km) west-southwest of Bethel and 80 miles (129 km) south of Hooper Bay, Alaska.
Sand Point is a community situated on Humboldt Harbor on the western shore of Popof Island, one of the Shumagin Islands in the Gulf of Alaska off the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 262 miles (422 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Perryville, Alaska.
Hydaburg is a community situated on Sukkwan Strait at the northern end of Cordova Bay, opposite Sukkwan Island to the south, on the highly convoluted southwestern coast of Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago, about 160 miles (258 km) south-southeast of Sitka and 48 miles (77 km) west of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Umkumiut is a seasonally occupied Yup’ik fish camp in Kangirlvar Bay, also known as Toksook Bay, located on the western shore of Nelson Island in the Bering Sea, between Atrnak Point to the north and Chinigyak Cape to the south, about 118 miles (190 km) west-southwest of Bethel and 3.8 miles (6 km) southwest of Toksook Bay, Alaska.
Shishmaref is an Iñupiat community situated on Sarichef Island, a barrier island between Shishmaref Inlet to the south and the Chukchi Sea to the north, on the northern coast of the Seward Peninsula in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, about 105 miles (169 km) southwest of Kotzebue and 73 miles (117 km) northeast of Wales, Alaska.
Saint Michael is a community situated on the eastern coast of Saint Michael Island, on Saint Michael Bay which is on the southern coast of Norton Sound, about 47 miles (76 km) southwest of Unalakleet and 8 miles (13 km) east-southeast of Stebbins, Alaska.
Ninagiak Island is about 1.2 miles (2 km) long and 0.2 miles wide, located in Hallo Bay near the mouth of the Ninagiak River on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Shelikof Strait, about 122 miles (197 km) southwest of Homer and 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.
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