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Ten Mile River Estuary, MacKerricher State Park

Ten Mile River is a stream located about 10 miles (16 km) north of the Noyo River at Fort Bragg and 5.7 miles (9.2 km) south of Westport, California.

Chignik Fish Weir, Chignik River

Chignik River starts at Black Lake and flows south for about 8 miles to Chignik Lake, which is about 7 miles (11 km) long, and then the river continues flowing east for another 2 miles (3.2 km) to Chignik Lagoon, past the fish weir located about 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of the community of Chignik and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east-northeast of the community of Chignik Lake, Alaska.

Kakwan Point, Stikine River

Kakwan Point is on the north bank of the Stikine River that starts in British Columbia and flows northwest and south for 330 miles (532 km) across the Alaska-Canada boundary to Eastern Passage, about 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Petersburg and 2 miles (3 km) north of Wrangell, Alaska.

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Ultramarine Glacier, Blue Fjord

Ultramarine Glacier, Blue Fjord

Ultramarine Glacier is located at the head of Blue Fjord, a glacial estuary that trends generally north for 4.5 miles (7.3 km) to Port Nellie Juan in western Prince William Sound on the east coast of the Kenai Peninsula, about 87 miles (140 km) west of Cordova and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island

Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island

Ketchikan is a coastal community and U.S. port of entry on the north shore of Tongass Narrows, on the southern coast of Revillagigedo Island, about 88 miles (142 km) northwest of Prince Rupert and 84 miles (135 km) south-southeast of Wrangell, Alaska.

Muir Beach, Marin Peninsula

Muir Beach, Marin Peninsula

Muir Beach is a small community situated on the west coast of the Marin Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with the adjacent sand beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of San Francisco and 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Stinson Beach, California.

Thoms Place, Wrangell Island

Thoms Place, Wrangell Island

Thoms Place is an embayment, and a widely distributed remote community, along Zimovia Strait on the southwest coast of Wrangell Island, about 62 miles (100 km) north-northwest of Ketchikan and 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Wrangell, Alaska.

Hoh Head, Olympic National Park

Hoh Head, Olympic National Park

Hoh Head is a sandstone headland situated 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northwest of the Hoh River in Olympic National Park, about 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Taholah and 12 miles (19 km) southeast of La Push, Washington.

Cape Fairweather, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Cape Fairweather, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Cape Fairweather is a point of land created by an ancient terminal moraine at the base of the Fairweather Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 131 miles (211 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 82 miles (132 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Fourth of July Creek, Resurrection Bay

Fourth of July Creek, Resurrection Bay

Fourth of July Creek originates from a series of unnamed glaciers and snowfields on the Resurrection Peninsula in the Chugach Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula, and flows generally west for 3.2 miles (5 km) to an alluvial fan where it joins Godwin River and then flows southwest for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Resurrection Bay, about 53 miles (85 km) south-southwest of Whittier and 3.6 miles (6 km) southeast of Seward, Alaska.

Wrangell, Wrangell Island

Wrangell, Wrangell Island

Wrangell is a community situated at the mouth of the Stikine River on the north coast of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, about 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Ketchikan and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Petersburg, Alaska.

La Push, Quillayute River

La Push, Quillayute River

La Push is the traditional community of the Quileute people situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River within the Quileute Indian Reservation and surrounded by the coastal strip of Olympic National Park, about 32 miles (51 km) south of Neah Bay and 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of Forks, Washington.

Petersburg, Mitkof Island

Petersburg, Mitkof Island

Petersburg is a community on the north end of Mitkof Island where the northern entrance to Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Juneau and 32 miles (52 km) northwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

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