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Cooper Island, Beaufort Sea

Cooper Island is an Arctic barrier island and one of the Plover Islands on Elson Lagoon on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 129 miles (208 km) northwest of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (39 km) east of Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

Exchamsiks River Provincial Park, Skeena River

xchamsiks River Provincial Park is in the Coast Mountains at the mouth of the Exchamsiks River on the north side of the Skeena River, about 42 miles (68 km) east of Prince Rupert and 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Terrace, British Columbia.

Thorne Bay, Prince of Wales Island

Thorne Bay is a small community on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, 12 miles (19.4 km) north-northwest of Kasaan, Alaska.

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Tigalda, Krenitzin Islands

Tigalda, Krenitzin Islands

Tigalda Island is 12 miles (19 km) long with an area of about 22,400 acres (9,065 ha) and is one of the Krenitzin Islands in the Eastern Aleutians, about 84 miles (135 km) southwest of False Pass and 28 miles (45 km) east of Akutan, Alaska.

Symonds Bay, Biorka Island

Symonds Bay, Biorka Island

Symonds Bay is on the north coast of Biorka Island, between Hanus Point to the east and Entrance Islet to the west, and extends about 0.9 miles (1.4 km) south to a gravel isthmus with a beach landing, about 184 miles (296 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 16 miles (26 km) south-southwest of Sitka, Alaska.

Dodge Cove, Digby Island

Dodge Cove, Digby Island

Dodge Cove is a small community located on Digby Island, across from Kaien Island on the west side of Prince Rupert Harbour, about 88 miles (142 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Pelican, Lisianski Inlet

Pelican, Lisianski Inlet

Pelican is a small community located on the east side of Lisianski Inlet on the north coast of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 71 miles (114 km) north-northwest of Sitka and 17 miles (27 km) south of Elfin Cove, Alaska.

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.

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