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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.

Yukon Island, Kachemak Bay

Yukon Island is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, located on the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay, 9 miles (14.5 km) south of Homer, Alaska.

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.

Taz Basin, Granite Island

Taz Basin is a small cove, on the west coast of Granite Island, about 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Igalik Island, Dease Inlet

lgalik Island is an arctic barrier island and the easternmost of the Plover Islands, 2.5 miles (4 km) long, at the entrance to Dease Inlet, 36 miles (58 km) east-southeast of Utqiagvik, Alaska.

Lucy Islands Light, Chatham Sound

The Lucy Islands are a small archipelago in Chatham Sound, roughly 11 miles (17 km) west of Prince Rupert, Canada. 

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.

Stockdale Harbor, Montague Island

Stockdale Harbor is on the northwest coast of Montague Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Cape Scott, Vancouver Island

Cape Scott is a promontory about 500 feet (150 m) high at the extreme northwestern point of Vancouver Island, 261 miles (421 km) northwest of the city of Vancouver and 41 miles (66 km) west of Port Hardy, British Columbia.

Viekoda Bay, Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge

Viekoda Bay is a fjord that extends southeast for 18 miles off Shelikof Strait on the northern coast of Kodiak Island, about 134 miles (216 km) southwest of Homer and 26 miles (42 km) west-northwest of the city of Kodiak, Alaska.

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Nikolski, Umnak Island

Nikolski, Umnak Island

Nikolski is a community located on Nikolski Bay, on the north coast and at the southwest end of Umnak Island, one of the Fox Islands in the Eastern Aleutian Islands, about 910 miles (1,468 km) southwest of Anchorage and 116 miles (187 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Reindeer Island, Stefansson Sound

Reindeer Island, Stefansson Sound

Reindeer Island is about 2 miles (3.2 km) long and is the westernmost of the six Midway Islands in Stefansson Sound on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 196 miles (316 km) southeast of Utqiaġvik and 21 miles (34 km) north of Deadhorse, Alaska.

Pacific Spaceport, Kodiak

Pacific Spaceport, Kodiak

The Pacific Spaceport Complex is a launch facility for sub-orbital and orbital launch vehicles located on Kodiak Island, about 180 miles (290 km) southeast of King Salmon and 25.5 miles (41 km) south of Kodiak, Alaska.

Willy Island, Halalt Island Indian Reserve

Willy Island, Halalt Island Indian Reserve

Willy Island is the largest of the Shoal Islands located just off the mouth of the Chemainus River on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, about 36 miles (58 km) southwest of Vancouver and 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Sidney, British Columbia.

Little Sucia Island, San Juan Islands

Little Sucia Island, San Juan Islands

Little Sucia Island is part of an archipelago of ten islands including Sucia Island, Ewing, Justice, Herndon, Cluster Islands, and several smaller unnamed islands, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Bellingham and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of Eastsound, Washington.

Fire Island, Cook Inlet

Fire Island, Cook Inlet

Fire Island is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long, located at the head of Cook Inlet within the Municipality of Anchorage, about 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Hope and 9 miles (14.5 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

Strongtide Islet, Chatham Islands

Strongtide Islet, Chatham Islands

Strongtide Islet is part of the Chatham Islands that are off the southern coast of Vancouver Island, about 5.4 miles (8.7 km) east-northeast of Victoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) northeast of Oak Bay, British Columbia.

Port Vita, Raspberry Strait

Port Vita, Raspberry Strait

Port Vita is an abandoned herring reduction plant and saltery located on Raspberry Strait, on the northeastern coast of Raspberry Island, about 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Kodiak and 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Port Lions, Alaska. 

Marrowstone Point, Admiralty Inlet

Marrowstone Point, Admiralty Inlet

Marrowstone Point is a low broad spit on Marrowstone Island that marks the entrance to Port Townsend Bay from the Admiralty Inlet, about 38 miles (61 km) north-northwest of Seattle and 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Port Townsend, Washington. 

Chenega Bay Village, Evans Island

Chenega Bay Village, Evans Island

Chenega Bay is a village located on the western shore of Crab Bay, on the southeastern coast of Evans Island in Prince William Sound, about 84 miles (135 km) southwest of Cordova and 49 miles (79 km) east of Seward, Alaska.

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