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Point San Luis Light Station, Avila Beach

Point San Luis provides limited shelter for the community of Avila Beach and the southwestern shore of San Luis Bay, California.

Destruction Island, Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge

Destruction Island is part of the Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge and is located 3.5 miles (6 km) offshore, about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Port Angeles and 17 miles (27 km) southeast of La Push, Washington.

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light Station is located in Royal Roads off the southern shore of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of Victoria and in the community of Colwood, British Columbia.

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Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light, Esquimalt Harbour

Fisgard Island Light Station is located in Royal Roads off the southern shore of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, about 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of Victoria and in the community of Colwood, British Columbia.

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

Cape Blanco is a prominent headland that juts 1.5 miles (2.4 km) into the Pacific Ocean with cliffs 200 feet (61 m) high, about 205 miles (331 km) southwest of Portland and 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of Port Orford, Oregon.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

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

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass is a narrow strait about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) long separating Mayne Island from Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands, about 16.4 miles (26.5 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 12.5 miles (20 km) southwest of Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

The Scotch Cap Light is located on the southwest corner of Unimak Island, and the eastern shore of Unimak Pass, about 714 miles (1151 km) southwest of Anchorage and 81 miles (131 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

WLV-196 Umatilla was the last lightship to mark Umatilla Reef off Washington state and in 2005 was moored on the north shore of Pennock Island in Southeast Alaska, about 2.75 miles (4.4 km) northwest of Saxman and 0.75 miles (1.2 km) southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light is a large manned light station in Brown Passage, about 83 miles (134 km) south-southeast of Ketchikan and 22 miles (35 km) west-southwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Chiefs Island, Cape Arago

Chiefs Island, Cape Arago

The Cape Arago Light is the third of a series of light towers built on Gregory Point and Chiefs Island just south of the entrance to Coos Bay, about 8 miles (13 km) west-southwest of Coos Bay and 3 miles (5 km) west of Charleston, Oregon.

Carmanah Point Light, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Carmanah Point Light, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Carmanah Point Light Station is on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island and marks the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 65 miles (105 km) west-northwest of Victoria and 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Port Renfrew, British Columbia.

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