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Santa Barbara Lighthouse, Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Lighthouse is located between the East Mesa and West Mesa neighborhoods, about 2 miles (3 km) west of the Santa Barbara Harbor, in the City of Santa Barbara, California.

Point Sur Light Station, Big Sur

Point Sur Light Station is at Point Sur, 135 miles (217 km) south of San Francisco, California.

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.

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.

Carmanah Point Light, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Carmanah Point Light Station is on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The original combined lighthouse and dwelling was built in 1891, and it was 173 feet (53 m) above high water and visible for nineteen miles with a distinctive signature of three white flashes each minute.

Portlock Point Light, Prevost Island

The Portlock Point Light was built in 1895 on a headland at the eastern extremity of Prevost Island, British Columbia.

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.

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 Arguello, Vandenberg

Point Arguello is a headland on the Pacific coast near the city of Lompoc, California.

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass is a narrow strait in the British Columbia Gulf Islands separating Mayne Island in the south and Galiano Island in the north. It connects the Trincomali Channel in the west and the Strait of Georgia in the east.

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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.

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.

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