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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 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.

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

On December 10, 1988, the Aoyagi Maru, a 288-feet (88 m) long Japanese fish refrigerant vessel, was tied up alongside and transferring fish from the Bering Trader in Lost Harbor. A winter storm was blowing and Bering Trader’s anchor dragged.

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.

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.

Woodbury Rocks, Point Pedernales

On the evening of September 8, 1923, 9 out of 14 destroyers ran aground at Point Pedernales off Point Arguello, California.

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.

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.

FV Norseman, Princess Royal Channel

The fishing vessel Norseman sank in June 1978 in Princess Royal Channel, about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Butedale and 115 miles (185 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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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.

New Carissa, North Spit

New Carissa, North Spit

The New Carissa was a freighter 639 feet (195 m) in length that grounded on North Spit in 1999, causing an oil spill about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Coos Bay and 4 miles (6.5 km) west of the community of North Bend, Oregon.

SS Dominator, Palos Verdes

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.

SS Milwaukee, Samoa Beach

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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