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Copper River, Copper River Delta

The Copper River enters the Gulf of Alaska southeast of the commercial fishing village of Cordova, Alaska where it creates a delta nearly 50 miles (80 km) wide. 

Claxton, Skeena River

Claxton cannery was built by Royal Canadian Packing in 1891 in a small embayment on the eastern shore of Telegraph Passage at the mouth of the Skeena River, 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert and 66 miles (106 km) southwest of Terrace, British Columbia.

McNeil Canyon, Kachemak Bay

McNeil Canyon is located on the Kenai Peninsula and follows the lower course of McNeil Creek to Kachemak Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Homer, Alaska.

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Alsek River, Dry Bay

Alsek River, Dry Bay

The Alsek River flows into the Gulf of Alaska at Dry Bay, close to the northern boundary of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 162 miles (261 km)  northwest of Juneau and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

McNeil River, Kamishak Bay

McNeil River, Kamishak Bay

The McNeil River starts from glaciers and alpine lakes in the Aleutian Range of the Alaska Peninsula and flows generally northeast for 35 miles (56 km) to McNeil Cove in Kamishak Bay, 103 miles (166 km) southwest of Homer and  101 miles (163 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Yachats, Yachats River

Yachats, Yachats River

Yachats is a small community at the mouth of the Yachats River on the central Oregon coast, about 54 miles (87 km) northwest of Eugene and 22 miles (35 km) south of Newport, Oregon.

Kakwan Point, Stikine River

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.

North Bend, Coos Bay

North Bend, Coos Bay

North Bend is one of several communities on Coos Bay, an estuary on the southern Oregon coast, about 22 miles (35 km) south of Reedsport and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the city of Coos Bay, Oregon.

Chignik Fish Weir, Chignik River

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.

Katmai Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Bay is about 9 miles (14.5 km) across, located at the mouth of the Katmai River on the Shelikof Strait coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 93 miles (150 km) west-northwest of Kodiak and 77 miles (124 km) southeast of King Salmon, Alaska.

Necanicum River, Seaside

Necanicum River, Seaside

Necanicum River is approximately 21 miles (34 km) long draining a watershed of 84 square miles (21,756 ha), and forms the first estuary south of the Columbia River about 70 miles (113 km) northwest of Portland and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Astoria at the coastal community of Seaside, Oregon.

Old Karluk Village, Kodiak Island

Old Karluk Village, Kodiak Island

Karluk is a small historical fishing community located at the mouth of the Karluk River on the west coast of Kodiak Island, about 88 air miles (142 km) southwest of Kodiak and 301 miles (485 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. 

Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River, Brabazon Mountains

Dangerous River starts at Harlequin Lake and flows southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to the Gulf of Alaska, about 102 miles (165 km) northwest of Gustavus and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

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