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Westport, Point Chehalis

Westport is a community located on a peninsula known as Point Chehalis on the south side of the entrance to Grays Harbor, Washington.

Point Pinos Light, Pacific Grove

The Point Pinos Light in Pacific Grove, California is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. 

Point Atkinson Light, Burrard Inlet

The first light at Point Atkinson was built in 1875 on granite boulders jutting out into Burrard Inlet, across from Vancouver, Canada.

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Cape Spencer Light, Cross Sound

Cape Spencer Light, Cross Sound

Cape Spencer Light is on an island near the entrance to Dicks Arms on the north shore of Cross Sound, about 45 miles (73 km) northwest of Hoonah and 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Gustavus, Alaska

Cape Saint Elias, Kayak Island

Cape Saint Elias, Kayak Island

Cape Saint Elias is a prominent headland on the southwest end of Kayak Island, 207 miles (334 km) southeast of Anchorage and 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Cape Disappointment Light, Columbia River

Cape Disappointment Light, Columbia River

Cape Disappointment is a prominent headland and landmark on the north side of the Columbia River, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Astoria and 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of Ilwaco, Washington.

Yaquina Bay Light, Newport

Yaquina Bay Light, Newport

Yaquina Bay Light is located on the north shore of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, about 40 miles (65 km) west of Corvallis and 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Newport, Oregon.

Eldred Rock Light, Lynn Canal

Eldred Rock Light, Lynn Canal

Eldred Rock is an island located in Lynn Canal, about 55 miles (89 km) northwest of Juneau and 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Haines, Alaska.

Mary Island Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Mary Island Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Mary Island is located between Felice Strait and Revillagigedo Channel, about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Canadian border and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Browns Point, East Passage

Browns Point, East Passage

Browns Point is a conspicuous point of land at the southern end of East Passage with a lighthouse marking the entrance to Commencement Bay, about 21 miles (34 km) south-southwest of Seattle and 4 miles (6.5 km) north of Tacoma, Washington.

Point Robinson, Maury Island

Point Robinson, Maury Island

Point Robinson is the eastern point of Maury Island in Puget Sound, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Seattle and 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Tacoma, Washington.

New Dungeness Light, Dungeness Spit

New Dungeness Light, Dungeness Spit

The New Dungeness Light is located on Dungeness Spit on the southern coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 17 miles (27 km) west-northwest of Port Townsend and 7 miles (11 km) north of Sequim, Washington.

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. 

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