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Coppermount, Prince of Wales Island

Coppermount is an abandoned mining community on the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island, at the head of Copper Harbor, about 8.6 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.

George Island, Cross Sound

George Island is about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and located on the south side of Cross Sound at the mouth of Port Althorp, about 36 miles (58 km) northwest of Hoonah, Alaska.

Petrified Forest, Unga Strait

Petrified logs and stumps are exposed along the eroding shore of Unga Island, Alaska.

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Ocean Bay, Sitkalidak Island

Ocean Bay, Sitkalidak Island

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.

Copper River, Copper River Delta

Copper River, Copper River Delta

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, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

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.

Larsen Bay Cannery, Kodiak Island

Larsen Bay Cannery, Kodiak Island

Larsen Bay is a small village and historical salmon cannery on Larsen Bay, an embayment that extends 6 miles (9.6 km) off of Uyak Bay on the west coast of Kodiak Island, about 125 miles (202 km) southeast of King Salmon and 58 miles (94 km) west-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island is part of a group of islands in Oak Bay off the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Sidney and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is an estuary that extends southeast for 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of Tuxedni River to Cook Inlet, at Chisik Island, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

SS Islander, Green Cove

SS Islander, Green Cove

The remains of SS Islander and the salvage barge Griffson are in Green Cove on Stephens Passage, a waterway that separates the north shore of the Glass Peninsula on Admiralty Island from Douglas Island, about 86 miles (138 km) northeast of Sitka and 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Akutan Whaling Station, Akutan Harbor

Akutan Whaling Station, Akutan Harbor

The Alaska Whaling Company built a whaling station in 1912 on the south shore of Akutan Harbor on Akutan Island, about 34 miles (55 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west-southwest of the village of Akutan, Alaska.

King Slough, Stikine River

King Slough, Stikine River

King Slough is a water passage between Farm Island and Dry Island in the Stikine River delta, about 22 miles (36 km) southeast of Petersburg and 11 miles (18 km) north-northwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

Aoyagi Maru is a Japanese flagged refrigerant ship that grounded on the south shore of Lost Harbor on Akun Island, about 135 miles (218 km) southwest of Cold Bay and 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Akutan, Alaska.

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