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SS Islander, Green Cove

The SS Islander was a 240-feet (73 m) long steel hull, twin-screw steamer, built in Scotland in 1888, and owned and operated by the Canadian-Pacific Navigation Company. She was built especially for the Inside Passage to Alaska and the Klondike gold fields. 

FV Kathy Joanne, Chugach Bay

The fishing vessel Kathy Joanne lost power, broached in heavy seas, and was blown ashore at Badger Point in Chugach Bay, Alaska on January 15, 1983.

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 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.

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...

Kaigani Point, Long Island

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

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.

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.

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.

Princess Kathleen, Lena Point

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

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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.

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.

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