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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.

Village Islands, Uganik Bay

Village Islands is a group of 6 large islands and many islets that extend for 1.7 miles (2.7 km) along the western shore of Uganik Bay, about 147 miles (237 km) southwest of Homer and 42 miles (68 km) due west of Kodiak, Alaska.

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.

SS Dominator, Palos Verdes

SS Dominator was a freighter that ran ashore on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1961, about 13 miles (21 km) west of Long Beach and 5.6 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Redondo Beach, California.

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.

Neva, Kruzof Island

In 1813, the Russian exploration ship Neva wrecked near Kruzof Island, about 93 miles (150 km) southwest of Juneau and 10 miles (16 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.

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 Lamut, Teahwhit Head

Teahwhit Head is a rocky headland with a natural sea arch on the coast of Olympic National Park, about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Forks and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) southeast of La Push, Washington.

Princess Kathleen, Lena Point

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

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.

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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.

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Tennessee Cove is an embayment on the Pacific Ocean with a sandy beach about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of San Francisco and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Mill Valley, California. The cove is named after the SS Tennessee, a steamship that ran aground near here on...

Torrent, Dangerous Cape

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.

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip, Ocean Beach

King Philip was a clipper ship launched in 1856 and wrecked in 1878 on Ocean Beach, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.

Twin Hills, Togiak Bay

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.

SS Yukon, Sanak Island

SS Yukon, Sanak Island

Sanak Island is 13 miles (21 km) long and the largest of the Sanak Island group, located 156 miles (252 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of False Pass, Alaska.

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle, Silver Strand

La Jenelle was a passenger ship that went aground in 1970 on Silver Strand at Port Hueneme, a sandy beach about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and 450 feet(140 m) wide, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Oxnard and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Santa Barbara, California.

SS Palo Alto, Seacliff Beach

SS Palo Alto, Seacliff Beach

The SS Palo Alto is a shipwreck that now serves as an artificial reef for marine life at Seacliff Beach on Monterey Bay, about 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Santa Cruz and 0.9 miles (1.5 km) southwest of Aptos, California.

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