Helm Point is a prominent headland at the southern tip of Coronation Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, between Chatham and Sumner Straits, about 94 miles (151 km) south-southeast of Sitka and 86 miles (138 km) southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.
Cape Kiwanda is a sandstone headland with an elevation of 240 feet (73 m), protected by a basalt island known as Haystack Rock lying 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the southwest, about 18 miles (29 km) south-southwest of Tillamook and 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Pacific City, Oregon.
Prince Rupert is a port community on Kaien Island, just north of the mouth of the Skeena River, and linked by a short bridge to the British Columbia mainland, about 465 miles (748 km) northwest of Vancouver and 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Tyonek is a historical Dena’ina Athabascan community situated on a bluff on the northwest shore of Cook Inlet, about 43 miles (69 km) west-southwest of Anchorage and 35 miles (56 km) north of Kenai, Alaska.
Cape Sarichef is located at the southwestern end of Unimak Island, at the northwestern entrance to Unimak Pass on the Bering Sea coast, and on the northwest flank of Pogromni Volcano, about 80 miles (129 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 63 miles (101 km) west-southwest of False Pass, Alaska.
Whaler Bay is located on the southeast end of Galiano Island adjacent to Sturdies Bay and across the island from Montague Harbour, about 28 miles (45 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 18 miles (29 km) north of Sidney, British Columbia.
Stockdale Harbor is on the northwest coast of Montague Island in Prince William Sound, about 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Whittier and 54 miles (87 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.
Ocean Bay is on the southeast shore of Sitkalidak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kodiak and 9 miles (15 km) southeast of the village of Old Harbor, Alaska.
The Copper River watershed drains about 24,000 square miles (62,000 sq km) in the Wrangell, Chugach, and Saint Elias Mountains and the mainstem flows for about 290 miles (470 km) to the Gulf of Alaska where it creates a wide delta, about 195 miles west-northwest of Yakutat and 30 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska.
Cenotaph Island is approximately in the middle of Lituya Bay, a fjord formed primarily by the Crillon and Lituya glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 117 miles (189 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.
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