Mink Bay, Boca de Quadra
Mink Bay is an estuary that extends south for 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from Boca de Quadra an embayment on the east side of Revillagigedo Channel, about 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Prince Rupert and 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island
Lime Kiln Light was established in 1919 on Lime Kiln Point, a day-use park of 36 acres (15 ha) overlooking Deadman Bay to the south and Haro Strait to the west on the west coast of San Juan Island, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Victoria and 6.4 miles (10 km) west-southwest of Friday Harbor, Washington.
Twin Hills, Togiak Bay
Twin Hills is a Yup’ik village situated on a distributary channel of the Togiak River at the head of Togiak Bay, about 130 miles (210 km) southeast of Bethel and 64 miles (103 km) west of Dillingham, Alaska.
Tutka Bay Lagoon, Kachemak Bay State Park
Tutka Bay Lagoon is the site of a fish hatchery located about 4 miles (6.5 km) inside and on the southern shore of Tutka Bay in Kachemak Bay State Park, about 10 miles (16 km) east of Seldovia and 15 miles (24 km) south-southeast of Homer, Alaska.
Staines Point, Trial Islands
Staines Point is the southern tip of the Trial Islands which comprise two islets separated by a narrow channel situated in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) offshore from the southern end of Vancouver Island at McNeill Bay, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southeast of Victoria and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southeast of Oak Bay, British Columbia.
La Jenelle, Silver Strand
La Jenelle was a passenger ship that went aground and wrecked in 1970 on Silver Strand at Port Hueneme, a sandy beach created partly from dredged harbor sand about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and 450 feet(140 m) wide, about 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Santa Barbara and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Oxnard, California.
SS Yukon, Sanak Island
The steamship Yukon, bound from Goodnews Bay on the Kuskokwim River to Seattle in 1913, ran aground in fog and became a total loss on the northwest end of Sanak Island on what is now called Yukon Reef, about 156 miles (252 km) east-northeast of Dutch Harbor and 48 miles (77 km) south-southwest of King Cove, Alaska.
Point Elrington, Elrington Island
Point Elrington is a tied island connected by a gravel isthmus to the southwestern tip of Elrington Island in the Gulf of Alaska, about 96 miles (155 km) southwest of Cordova and 43 miles (69 km) east-southeast of Seward, Alaska.
Clatsop Spit, Columbia River Bar
Clatsop Spit is part of Fort Stevens State Park that projects north from the south bank of the Columbia River and the submerged portion forms the Columbia River Bar, about 80 miles (129 km) northwest of Portland and 9 miles (15 km) west-northwest of Astoria, Oregon.
Kachemak Selo, Fox River Flats
Kachemak Selo is a small community at the head of Kachemak Bay adjacent to the Fox River Flats on the Kenai Peninsula, about 27 miles (44 km) southeast of Ninilchik and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.
Excursion Inlet, Icy Strait
Excursion Inlet is an embayment that extends 11 miles (18 km) north-northwest from the northern coast of Icy Strait to the mouth of Excursion River, about 38 miles (61 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 9.5 miles (15 km) east of Gustavus, Alaska.
Butedale, Princess Royal Island
Butedale is a historical salmon cannery and community located on a small embayment adjacent to Butedale Falls along the Inside Passage on the northeast side of Princess Royal Island across from Work Island on the southern shore of Fraser Reach, which is part of Princess Royal Channel, about 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 59 miles (95 km) south of Kitimat, British Columbia.
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