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Cape Meares Light, Cape Meares

Cape Meares is a prominent headland that forms a high steep bluff on the south end of Tillamook Bay, about 48 miles (77 km) south of Astoria and 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of Tillamook, Oregon.

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.

Cleft of the Rock Light, Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua is a scenic wonder of the Oregon coast, drawing visitors to its spouting horn, devil’s churn, and dramatic views. Cleft of the Rock Light is a privately owned lighthouse located under the shadow of the cape.

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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. 

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.

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