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Mary D. Hume, Rogue River

Mary D. Hume was a steamer built in 1881 by R.D. Hume, a pioneer and early businessman of Ellensburg, a historical community at the mouth of the Rogue River, now named Gold Beach, Oregon.

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.

Kaigani Point, Long Island

Kaigani Point is at the southwest tip of Long Island in Southeast Alaska.

Twin Hills, Togiak Bay

Twin Hills is a Yup’ik village at the head of Togiak Bay, about 130 miles (210 km) southeast of Bethel and 64 miles (103 km) west of Dillingham, Alaska.

Arness Dock, Nikiski Bay

The Arness Dock is in Nikiski Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. The private dock was built from surplused Liberty Ships and is used to support oilfield supply vessels for the offshore platforms in Cook Inlet.

SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

Coronado Shores is a wide sandy beach, also known as South Beach, on Coronado Island about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) east of Point Loma and 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south of San Diego, California.

FV Lisa Jo, Akun Bay

The fishing vessel Lisa Jo ran hard aground on rocks in Akun Bay on the north side of Akun Island in the early morning of February 19, 1997 when the operator reportedly fell asleep. 

SS Princess Sophia, Vanderbilt Reef

Vanderbilt Reef is a wave-cut rock that emerges at low tide, located about 3.7 miles (6 km) northeast of Little Island and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) northwest of North Island in Lynn Canal, Alaska.

Torrent, Dangerous Cape

Dangerous Cape Reef extends west for 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Dangerous Cape, a headland that shelters Coal Cove at the north entrance of Port Graham, 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of the community of Port Graham, Alaska.

Neva, Kruzof Island

Kruzof Island is west of Baranof Island, and about 10 miles (16 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.

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Michigan Creek, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Michigan Creek, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Michigan Creek is a small watershed that drains the coast mountains on Vancouver Island in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and enters the Pacific Ocean about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the Pachena Point Light Station, and 8.5 miles (14 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach, Santa Ynez River Estuary

Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.

Mary D. Hume, Rogue River

Mary D. Hume, Rogue River

Mary D. Hume was a steamer built in 1881 by R.D. Hume, a pioneer and early businessman of Ellensburg, a historical community at the mouth of the Rogue River, now named Gold Beach, Oregon.

Cape Beale Light, Barkley Sound

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.

Princess Kathleen, Lena Point

Princess Kathleen, Lena Point

Lena Point is at the south entrance to Lena Cove on Favorite Channel, about 14 miles northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Point Franklin, Peard Bay

Point Franklin, Peard Bay

Point Franklin is between Peard Bay and the Chukchi Sea, about 54 miles (87 km) southwest of Utqiagvik and 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Wainwright, Alaska.

Cape Pankof, Unimak Island

Cape Pankof, Unimak Island

Cape Pankof is a point of land on the southeast tip of the lkatan Peninsula on the southeast coast of Unimak Island, 148 miles (239 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of False Pass, Alaska.

Admiralty Trading Company, Gambier Bay

Admiralty Trading Company, Gambier Bay

The Admiralty Trading Company built a cannery in 1911 on the northern shore of Gambier Bay on the east coast of Admiralty Island, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Petersburg and 23 miles (37 km) east of Angoon, 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.

Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale, Clatsop Spit

Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel sailing ship with a length of 275 feet (84 m) that ran ashore on Clatsop Spit about 4 miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River entrance, 7 miles (11 km) west of Astoria and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Warrenton, Oregon.

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