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Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is an estuary that extends southeast for 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of Tuxedni River to Cook Inlet, at Chisik Island, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Terror River, Kodiak Island

Terror River flows northwest for about 9.5 miles (15 km) from Terror Lake to Terror Bay, on the north coast of Kodiak Island, about 30 miles (48 km) west-southwest of the community of Kodiak, Alaska.

Fritz Creek, Kachemak Bay

Fritz Creek is a stream on the Kenai Peninsula that flows south for 7 miles (11.3 km) to the north shore of Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

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Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is an estuary that extends southeast for 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of Tuxedni River to Cook Inlet, at Chisik Island, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

SS Portland, Katalla River

SS Portland, Katalla River

SS Portland is a shipwreck at the mouth of the Katalla River, near the abandoned oil prospecting community of Katalla, about 70 miles (113 km) west-northwest of Yakataga and 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

King Slough, Stikine River

King Slough, Stikine River

King Slough is a water passage between Farm Island and Dry Island in the Stikine River delta, about 22 miles (36 km) southeast of Petersburg and 11 miles (18 km) north-northwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

Baranof, Warm Springs Bay

Baranof, Warm Springs Bay

Baranof is a community located at the head of Warm Springs Bay, at the outlet of Baranof Lake, on the Chatham Strait coast of Baranof Island, about 86 miles (139 km) south-southwest of Juneau and 20 miles (32 km) east of Sitka, Alaska.

Kenai River, Cook Inlet

Kenai River, Cook Inlet

Kenai River flows into Cook Inlet on the western shore of the Kenai Peninsula, about 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Anchorage and at the community of Kenai, Alaska.

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.

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