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Heceta Head Light, Heceta Head

Heceta Head Lighthouse is at an elevation of 205 feet (62 m), on the Heceta headland, 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence, and 13 miles (21 km) south of Yachats, Oregon.

Coquille River Light, Bandon

The Coquille River Light is a lighthouse located at the mouth of the Coquille River near Bandon, Oregon.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

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

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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.

North Head Light, Ilwaco

North Head Light, Ilwaco

North Head Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation overlooking the Pacific Ocean from a rocky promontory located north of Cape Disappointment and the mouth of the Columbia River, approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Astoria and 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Ilwaco, Washington.

Point Reyes Light, Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes Light, Point Reyes National Seashore

The Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (28,744 ha) park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, 35 miles (56 km) northwest of San Francisco and 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Inverness, California.

Five Fingers Light, Stephens Passage

Five Fingers Light, Stephens Passage

The Five Fingers are a group of islands at the south entrance to Stephens Passage, 67 miles (108 km) east-northeast of Sitka and 41 miles (66 km) northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Sheringham Point Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

Sheringham Point Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca

Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located near the community of Shirley on Vancouver Island, 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Port Angeles and 27 miles (44 km) west-southwest of Victoria, British Columbia.

Lawyer Island Light, Malacca Passage

Lawyer Island Light, Malacca Passage

The Lawyer Islands are located in Malacca Passage, part of the Canadian Inside Passage between Porcher Island and the Tsimpsean Peninsula and just off the mouth of the Skeena River, about 102 miles (165 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 13 miles (20 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Cape Hinchinbrook Light, Hinchinbrook Island

Cape Hinchinbrook Light, Hinchinbrook Island

Cape Hinchinbrook is a headland on the south point of Hinchinbrook Island, about 128 miles (206 km) southeast of Anchorage and 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.

Guard Island, Tongass Narrows

Guard Island, Tongass Narrows

Guard Islands are at the northern entrance to Tongass Narrows, between Clarence Strait and Behm Canal, and are part of an island chain extending northwest of Vallenar Point at the north end of Gravina Island, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Cordova Rose, Odiak Slough

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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