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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.

Fairway Rock, Bering Strait

Fairway Rock is located about 10 miles southeast of Little Diomede Island, and 15 miles west of Cape Prince of Wales, at the west end of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska.

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.

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Mount Edgecumbe, Kruzof Island

Mount Edgecumbe, Kruzof Island

Mount Edgecumbe is a dormant volcano with an elevation of 3,201 feet (976 m) on the southern coast of Kruzof Island, about 100 miles (161 km) southwest of Juneau and 16 miles (26 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.

Chip Cove Cannery, Moser Bay

Chip Cove Cannery, Moser Bay

Chip Cove is an embayment between Luchek Mountain to the south and Peak 2001 to the north, and the site of a historical salmon cannery on the western shore of Moser Bay near Olga Narrows on the southwestern coast of Kodiak Island, about 83 miles (131 km) southwest of Kodiak and 6 miles (10 km) north of Akhiok, Alaska.

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls is a waterfall located on Kasnyku Creek that drains Kasnyku Lake from an elevation of 650 feet (198 m) on the northeast coast of Baranof Island and flows about 1 mile (1.6 km) to Waterfall Cove on Chatham Strait, about 23 miles (37 km) south-southwest of Angoon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska.

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok is a historical Iñupiat village on Uġiuvak Island, also known as King Island which is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across with very steep slopes on all sides and a distinctive double-peaked summit situated in the Bering Sea, about 86 miles (138 km) west-northwest of Nome and 45 miles (73 km) south of Wales, Alaska.

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

Tlell River starts on the eastern flank of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii and drains a watershed of about 85,000 acres (34,400 ha), flowing generally north-northeast for 28 miles (45 km) to Hecate Strait near the wreck of the steamship SS Pezuta, about 29 miles (47 km) south-southeast of Masset and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Tlell, British Columbia.

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet is an embayment about 0.5 miles (0.9 km) across that extends for 3 miles (5 km) into the northwest coast of Shuyak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 81 miles (130 km) south-southwest of Homer and 56 miles (90 km) north of Kodiak, Alaska.

Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island

Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island

Beaver Point is a prominent headland in Ruckle Provincial Park on the southeastern shore of Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands and at the northwestern end of Swanson Channel, about 8 miles (13 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 4 miles (6 km) east of Fulford Harbour, British Columbia.

Copper Harbor, Hetta Inlet

Copper Harbor, Hetta Inlet

Copper Harbor is an embayment on Prince of Wales Island on the eastern shore of Hetta Inlet, and the site of the historical Coppermount mine, about  38 miles (61 km) west-southwest of Ketchikan and 8.6 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.

Sisters Rocks, Frankport

Sisters Rocks, Frankport

Sisters Rocks, also known historically as Three Sisters Rocks, is a minor headland between Mussel Creek to the north and Eucher Creek to the south, at the site of the historical town of Frankport, about 13 miles (21 km) north of Gold Beach and 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Port Orford, Oregon.

Lindenberger Cannery, Craig Island

Lindenberger Cannery, Craig Island

The Lindenberger Packing Company is a historical salmon cannery on Craig Island in the present-day community of Craig at the south end of Klawock Inlet adjacent to Fish Egg Island and now connected to Prince of Wales Island by a causeway, about 58 miles (93 km) west-northwest of Ketchikan and 6 miles (10 km) south-southwest of Klawock, Alaska.

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