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Nikiski Bay, Cook Inlet

Nikiski Bay, formerly known as Nikishka Bay, is a bight in Upper Cook Inlet that extends southwest for 4 miles (6.5 km) from Boulder Point along the southeast shore of Gompertz Channel, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the community of Nikiski and about 14 miles (22.6 km) north of Kenai, Alaska.

Helm Point, Coronation Island

Helm Point is a prominent headland at the southern tip of Coronation Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, between Chatham and Sumner Straits, about 94 miles (151 km) south-southeast of Sitka and 86 miles (138 km) southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

SS Milwaukee, Samoa Beach

The USS Milwaukee was a U.S. Navy cruiser sent to rescue a U.S Navy submarine in January 1917, but in the process was overcome by wind and waves close to shore and was beached on the northern peninsula of Humboldt Bay, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Eureka at Samoa, California.

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Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron, Sitkalidak Island

Port Hobron is an abandoned shore whaling station on the south shore of a fjord with the same name situated on the north coast of Sitkalidak Island, about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Old Harbor and 48 miles (77 km) south-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape Creek, Arch Cape

Arch Cape is a small community at the mouth of Arch Cape Creek named after a natural sea arch in a basalt headland, about 25 miles (40 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 6.5 miles (10 km) south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Nikiski Terminal Dock, East Foreland

Nikiski Terminal Dock, East Foreland

Nikiski Terminal Wharf is part of the Port of Nikiski petroleum facility in upper Cook Inlet on the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula at East Foreland, about 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Anchorage and 10 miles (16 km) north-northwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Valencia Bluffs, West Coast Trail

Valencia Bluffs, West Coast Trail

Valencia Bluffs are sea cliffs along the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the southwest shore of Vancouver Island, about 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Port Renfrew and 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Ancon Rock, Point Gustavus

Ancon Rock, Point Gustavus

Ancon Rock is a reef about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) off Point Gustavus on the eastern shore and at the entrance to Glacier Bay, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Juneau and 8.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Sledge Island, Bering Sea

Sledge Island, Bering Sea

Sledge Island is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across and situated in the Bering Sea, 5 miles (8 km) off the south coast of the Seward Peninsula, about 95 miles (153 km) southeast of Wales and 25 miles (40 km) west of Nome, Alaska.

Winema Beach, Oretown

Winema Beach, Oretown

Winema Beach is a strand adjacent to Winema Lake, originally the location of a townsite platted as Wi-Ne-Ma, near Oretown in southern Tillamook County, about 15 miles (24 km) north of Lincoln City and 4 miles (6 km) south of Pacific City, Oregon.

Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore

Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore

Tomales Point is a headland forming the northern tip of Point Reyes Peninsula within the Point Reyes National Seashore, about 45 miles (72 km) northwest of San Francisco and 7 miles (11 km) south-southeast of Bodega Bay, California.

Clo-oose, Cheewhat River

Clo-oose, Cheewhat River

Clo-oose is the site of an abandoned village of the Ditidaht First Nation on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, above a beach 0.25 miles (0.4 km) west of the Cheewhat River mouth, about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Port Renfrew and 19 miles (31 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

La Honda Canyon, Point Pedernales

La Honda Canyon, Point Pedernales

La Honda Canyon is a valley formed by Cañada Honda Creek that enters the Pacific Ocean 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of Point Pedernales, about 56 miles (90 km) west-northwest of Santa Barbara and 11 miles (18 km) west-southwest of Lompoc, California.

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