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HMCS MacKenzie, Cornet Island

HMCS Mackenzie was a destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later in the Canadian Forces before being scuttled in Haro Strait between Cornet and Gooch Islands, about 5 miles (8 km) east-northeast of Sidney and 17.5 miles (28 km) north-northeast of Victoria, British Columbia.

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island Lighthouse was built in 1886 at Sea Bird Point. The island is at the junction of Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait and was named in 1846 by surveyors in honour of the HMS Discovery.

Boat Pass, Saturna Island

Boat Pass is between Saturna Island and Samuel Island in the Strait of Georgia, about 32 miles (52 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Sidney, British Columbia.

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Leffingwell Camp, Flaxman Island

Leffingwell Camp, Flaxman Island

Flaxman Island is a barrier island, about 7 miles (11 km) long, between the Beaufort Sea and Lion Bay, about 58 miles (94 km) east of Deadhorse and 58 miles (94 km) west of Kaktovik, Alaska.

Kaigani Point, Long Island

Kaigani Point, Long Island

Kaigani Point is at the southwest tip of Long Island, about 100 miles (161 km) northwest of Prince Rupert and 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Skookumchuck, Brownson Island

Skookumchuck, Brownson Island

Brownson Island is located off the southeast coast of Etolin Island and separated only by the narrow Canoe Passage, about 47 miles (75 km) north-northwest of Ketchikan and 36 miles (58 km) south of Wrangell, Alaska.

Point Robinson, Maury Island

Point Robinson, Maury Island

Point Robinson is the eastern point of Maury Island in Puget Sound, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Seattle and 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Tacoma, Washington.

Halibut Island, Haro Strait

Halibut Island, Haro Strait

Halibut Island is about 0.4 miles (0.7 km) long and 0.1 miles (0.2 km) wide and 9.67 acres (3.9 ha), located off the east coast of Sidney Island, about 14 miles (23 km) north-northeast of Victoria and 6 miles (10 km) east-southeast of Sidney, British Columbia. 

Kiukpalik Island, Shelikof Strait

Kiukpalik Island, Shelikof Strait

Kiukpalik Island is 1.3 miles (2 km) long and 0.6 miles (1 km) wide, situated 2 miles (3.2 km) offshore from the Alaska Peninsula in Shelikof Strait, about 112 miles (181 km) east of King Salmon and 72 miles (116 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Solivik Island, Utukok Pass

Solivik Island, Utukok Pass

Solivik Island is a barrier island that extends southwest for 16.5 miles (27 km) from Icy Cape Pass to Utukok Pass and forms the northern portion of Kasegaluk Lagoon, about 69 miles (111 km) southwest of Wainwright and 28 miles (45 km) north-northeast of Point Lay, Alaska.

Kookoolik, Saint Lawrence Island

Kookoolik, Saint Lawrence Island

Kookoolik is a historical community, also known as Kukulik, located on Cape Kookoolik on the northern coast of Saint Lawrence Island, about 160 miles (258 km)  southwest of Nome and 4 miles (6.5 km) east of Savoonga, Alaska.

Cape Pole, Fishermans Harbor

Cape Pole, Fishermans Harbor

Cape Pole was a logging community on the east shore of Fishermans Harbor on Kosciusko Island, about 92 miles (148 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 6.7 miles (11 km) west of Edna Bay, Alaska.

Lawson Harbour, Lewis Island

Lawson Harbour, Lewis Island

Lawson Harbour is a community on Lewis Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Terrace and 20 miles (32 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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