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Shakun Islets, Shelikof Strait

Shakun Islets is a group of grass covered islands and submerged reefs that extend for 1.8 miles (2.9 km) in Shelikof Strait on the northeast coast of the Alaska Peninsula, in Katmai National Park and Preserve, 108 miles (174 km) southwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Fort Glenn, Umnak Island

Fort Glenn was a World War II military base on the northeast coast of Umnak Island in the Eastern Aleutians, about 67 miles (108 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor and 49 miles (79 km) northeast of Nikolski, Alaska.

Fire Island, Cook Inlet

Fire Island is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long, located at the head of Cook Inlet within the Municipality of Anchorage, about 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Hope and 9 miles (14.5 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

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Wrangell, Wrangell Island

Wrangell, Wrangell Island

Wrangell is a community situated at the mouth of the Stikine River on the north coast of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Ketchikan and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Petersburg, Alaska.

La Push, Quillayute River

La Push, Quillayute River

La Push is the traditional community of the Quileute people situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River within the Quileute Indian Reservation and surrounded by the coastal strip of Olympic National Park, about 32 miles (51 km) south of Neah Bay and 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of Forks, Washington.

New Year Islands, Knight Island Passage

New Year Islands, Knight Island Passage

New Year Islands are at the mouth of Drier Bay in Knight Island Passage on the west coast of Knight Island in Prince William Sound, about 55 miles (89 km) east-northeast of Seward and 41 miles (66 km) southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Prager Islands, Great Bear Rainforest

Prager Islands, Great Bear Rainforest

Prager Islands is a group of islands, islets, and tidal reefs in Hecate Strait, situated between Dolphin Island to the east and Goschen Island to the northwest, which are part of the Gitxaala Nii Luutiksm Conservancy within the Great Bear Rainforest, about 39 miles (63 km) south-southwest of Prince Rupert and 4 miles (6.4 km) west-southwest of Kitkatla, British Columbia.

Petersburg, Mitkof Island

Petersburg, Mitkof Island

Petersburg is a community on the north end of Mitkof Island where the northern entrance to Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Juneau and 32 miles (52 km) northwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

Anangula Island, Bering Sea

Anangula Island, Bering Sea

Ananiuliak Island, also known as Anangula Island, is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) long situated in the Bering Sea and is one of the Fox Islands in the eastern Aleutian Islands, separated from Umnak Island by a channel about 0.93 miles (1.50 km) wide, about 116 miles (187 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) north-northwest of Nikolski, Alaska.

Christmas Island, Security Bay

Christmas Island, Security Bay

Christmas Island is the largest of several small reefs and islets on the western coastline and near the entrance to Security Bay on Kuiu Island, about 45 miles (72 km) south of Angoon and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Kake, Alaska.

Port Alexander, Baranof Island

Port Alexander, Baranof Island

Port Alexander is an embayment and small community on the southern tip of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 133 miles (214 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 62 miles (100 km) south-southeast of Sitka, Alaska.

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega is an abandoned Unangan Aleut village on the Bering Sea coast of Unalaska Island, situated on a spit between Brennan Lake and Kashega Bay, about 79 miles (127 km) northeast of Nikolski and 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

New Eddystone Rock, Behm Canal

New Eddystone Rock, Behm Canal

The New Eddystone Rock is a pillar of basalt 237 feet (72 m) high, situated in Misty Fjords National Monument and in the eastern arm of Behm Canal, about 87 miles (140 km) north-northwest of Prince Rupert and 32 miles (52 km) northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

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