Guard Islands, Tongass Narrows
Guard Islands are separated from Vallenar Point at the northern tip of Gravina Island by Inside Passage, a channel that connects the northern entrance of Tongass Narrows to the east from Clarence Strait to the west, and are part of an island chain that includes Vallenar Rocks, about 73 miles (118 km) south-southeast of Wrangell and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Viekoda Bay, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Viekoda Bay is a deglaciated fjord that extends southeast for 18 miles (29 km) from Shelikof Strait on the northwestern coast of Kodiak Island, about 134 miles (216 km) southwest of Homer and 26 miles (42 km) west-northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.
Ship Cove, Port Conclusion
Ship Cove is on the southern shore of Port Conclusion, an embayment at the southern tip of Baranof Island that extends south-southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) from Chatham Strait, about 60 miles (97 km) south-southeast of Sitka and 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Port Alexander, Alaska.
Old Chenega Village, Chenega Island
Old Chenega is a historical village at the head of Chenega Cove on the southern tip of Chenega Island in western Prince William Sound, which is part of the traditional territory of the Chugach Sugpiaq people, about 82 miles (132 km) west-southwest of Cordova and 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Whittier, Alaska.
Cape Scott, Cape Scott Provincial Park
Cape Scott is a headland about 500 feet (150 m) high at the extreme northwestern point of Vancouver Island in Cape Scott Provincial Park, about 256 miles 412 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert and 41 miles (66 km) west of Port Hardy, British Columbia.
Diomede Village, Little Diomede Island
Diomede is an Iñupiat community situated on the west coast of Little Diomede Island, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the International Date Line and 2.4 miles (3.9 km) east from the Russian island of Big Diomede, about 194 miles (312 km) southwest of Kotzebue and 27 miles (44 km) northwest of Wales, Alaska.
Terror Bay, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Terror Bay is on the northern coast of Kodiak Island and extends about 7 miles (11 km) south from Uganik Passage to the mouth of Terror River in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, about 32 miles (52 km) east-northeast of Larsen Bay and 30 miles (48 km) west-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.
Elfin Cove, Chichagof Island
Elfin Cove is an embayment that extends south from Cross Sound for 1 mile (1.6 km) and narrows to just over 100 feet (30 m) on the western shore of the Inian Peninsula at the northern end of Chichagof Island in Tongass National Forest, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Juneau and 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Hoonah, Alaska.
Mutton Cove, Chernofski Harbor
Mutton Cove is an embayment on Unalaska Island about 0.3 miles (0.5 km) across situated on the northern shore of Chernofski Harbor and protected by Observatory Point to the west, about 64 miles (103 km) northeast of Nikolski and 53 miles (85 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island
Lime Kiln Light was established in 1919 on Lime Kiln Point, a day-use park of 36 acres (15 ha) overlooking Deadman Bay to the south and Haro Strait to the west on the west coast of San Juan Island, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Victoria and 6.4 miles (10 km) west-southwest of Friday Harbor, Washington.
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