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Point Arena Light, Mendocino Coast

The Point Arena Light station is about 2 miles (3 km) north of the community of Point Arena, California.

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.

Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente Lighthouse was built in 1926 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, north of the harbors for San Pedro and Long Beach, California.

Cape Beale Light, Barkley Sound

The first lighthouse established in British Columbia by the Canadian government was built in 1874 at Cape Beale on Barkley Sound.

Point No Point, Admiralty Inlet

Point No Point is a low sandspit near the junction of Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound on the northeast point of the Kitsap Peninsula near Hansville, Washington.

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island Lighthouse was built in 1886 at Sea Bird Point. The island is at the junction of Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait and was named in 1846 by surveyors in honour of the HMS Discovery.

Whiffin Spit Light, Sooke Harbour

The narrow spit that almost landlocks Sooke Harbour was named for John George Whiffin, a clerk who served aboard HMS Herald when the Royal Navy surveyed Sooke inlet in 1846.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island is located along the east shore of Lynn Canal at the northern entrance to Favorite Channel. This was the main route to Skagway for most of the stampeders heading to the Klondike gold fields. The Sentinel Island Lighthouse was activated on March 1, 1902.

Santa Cruz Light, Point Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Light is located on Point Santa Cruz, adjacent to Lighthouse Field State Beach, at the northern boundary of Monterey Bay, in Santa Cruz, California.

Point Wilson Light Station, Fort Worden

The Point Wilson Light is an active aid to navigation located in Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, Washington.

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Helen Point, Mayne Island

Helen Point, Mayne Island

Helen Point is located on the northwestern corner of Mayne Island, and has a light and range marker to aid navigation through Active Pass, about 32 miles (52 km) southwest of Vancouver and 14.5 miles (23 km) north-northeast of Sidney, British Columbia.

Porlier Pass Light, Galiano Island

Porlier Pass Light, Galiano Island

Porlier Pass separates Galiano and Valdes Islands in the Southern Gulf Islands of Georgia Strait, about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Vancouver and 10 miles (16 km) east-northeast of Ladysmith, British Columbia.

Lincoln Rock Light, Clarence Strait

Lincoln Rock Light, Clarence Strait

Lincoln Rock and Lincoln Island are small islets in Clarence Strait in Southeast Alaska, about 63 miles (102 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

Point Fermin, San Pedro

Point Fermin, San Pedro

Point Fermin is a headland in San Pedro, about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Santa Monica and 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Long Beach, California.

Race Rocks Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

Race Rocks Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Islands of Race Rocks are located just off the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Victoria, British Columbia. Race Rocks are named for the fast flowing tidal races that develop large waves and eddies. Because of the unusually strong currents, there is an exceptional variety of marine life, but this area is notoriously difficult and dangerous to navigate.

Cape Beale Light, Barkley Sound

Cape Beale Light, Barkley Sound

The first lighthouse established in British Columbia by the Canadian government was built in 1874 at Cape Beale on Barkley Sound.

Point Retreat Light, Mansfield Peninsula

Point Retreat Light, Mansfield Peninsula

Point Retreat is a headland on the north tip of Admiralty Island, on the Mansfield Peninsula in Lynn Canal, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Pigeon Point Light, Pigeon Point

Pigeon Point Light, Pigeon Point

Pigeon Point is one of the most prominent headlands on the California coast south of the Golden Gate. It is about 5 miles (8 km) south of Pescadero, California, between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

Cape Mendocino, Lost Coast

Cape Mendocino, Lost Coast

Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point on the Lost Coast, about 210 miles (338 km) northwest of San Francisco, and 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Eureka, California.

Point Bonita Light, Marin Headlands

Point Bonita Light, Marin Headlands

The Point Bonita Light is on the Marin Headlands at the entrance to the Golden Gate, 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of San Francisco, and 4 miles (7 km) southwest of Sausalito, California.

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