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Pachena Point Light, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pachena Point Light Station is located on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, about 82 miles (132 km) northwest of Victoria and 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

The Scotch Cap Light is located on the southwest corner of Unimak Island, and the eastern shore of Unimak Pass, about 714 miles (1151 km) southwest of Anchorage and 81 miles (131 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Cordova Rose, Odiak Slough

The Cordova Rose is a lodge located on Odiak Slough in Prince William Sound, 150 miles (242 km) southeast of Anchorage and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Cordova, Alaska.

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Tree Point Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Tree Point Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Tree Point Light is a historical lighthouse on the  Southeast Alaska mainland, about 4.2 miles(7 km) northwest of Cape Fox, 42 miles (68 km) northwest of Prince Rupert, and 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Cleft of the Rock Light, Cape Perpetua

Cleft of the Rock Light, Cape Perpetua

Cleft of the Rock Light is a privately owned lighthouse located on Cape Perpetua, at the mouth of North Cape Creek, about 21 miles (34 km) north of Florence and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Yachats, Oregon.

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light Station is located in Royal Roads off the southern shore of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of Victoria and in the community of Colwood, British Columbia.

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

Cape Blanco is a prominent headland that juts 1.5 miles (2.4 km) into the Pacific Ocean with cliffs 200 feet (61 m) high, about 205 miles (331 km) southwest of Portland and 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of Port Orford, Oregon.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island is located along the eastern shore of Lynn Canal in the center of Favorite Channel near the northern entrance, about 51 miles (82 km) south-southeast of Haines and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass is a narrow strait about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) long separating Mayne Island from Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands, about 16.4 miles (26.5 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 12.5 miles (20 km) southwest of Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

The Scotch Cap Light is located on the southwest corner of Unimak Island, and the eastern shore of Unimak Pass, about 714 miles (1151 km) southwest of Anchorage and 81 miles (131 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

WLV-196 Umatilla was the last lightship to mark Umatilla Reef off Washington state and in 2005 was moored on the north shore of Pennock Island in Southeast Alaska, about 2.75 miles (4.4 km) northwest of Saxman and 0.75 miles (1.2 km) southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light is a large manned light station in Brown Passage, about 83 miles (134 km) south-southeast of Ketchikan and 22 miles (35 km) west-southwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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