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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.

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.

Uyak Bay, Kodiak Island

Uyak Bay extends south-southeast for 40 miles (65 km) off Shelikof Strait on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island, 59 miles (95 km) west-southwest of the community of Kodiak, Alaska.

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SS Portland, Katalla River

SS Portland, Katalla River

SS Portland is a shipwreck at the mouth of the Katalla River, near the abandoned oil prospecting community of Katalla, about 70 miles (113 km) west-northwest of Yakataga and 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

Aoyagi Maru is a Japanese flagged refrigerant ship that grounded on the south shore of Lost Harbor on Akun Island, about 135 miles (218 km) southwest of Cold Bay and 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Akutan, Alaska.

Cathedral Rocks, Makushin Bay

Cathedral Rocks, Makushin Bay

Cathedral Rocks is an island 0.3 miles (0.5 km) west of Cathedral Point on the northern shore of Makushin Bay, on the west coast of Unalaska Island in the Eastern Aleutians, about 98 miles (158 km) northwest of Nikolski and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

SS South Portland, Cape Blanco

Cape Blanco is a prominent headland that juts 1.5 miles (2.4 km) into the Pacific Ocean with cliffs 200 feet (61 m) high, about 205 miles (331 km) southwest of Portland and 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of Port Orford, Oregon.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island is located along the eastern shore of Lynn Canal in the center of Favorite Channel near the northern entrance, about 51 miles (82 km) south-southeast of Haines and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

SS Northwestern, Captains Bay

SS Northwestern, Captains Bay

Captains Bay is on the northeast coast of Unalaska Island, in the southern arm of Unalaska Bay, about 112 miles (181 km) northeast of Nikolski and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of the community of Unalaska, Alaska.

Arness Dock, Nikiski Bay

Arness Dock, Nikiski Bay

Arness Dock is in Nikiski Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 58 miles (94 km) southwest of Anchorage and 13 miles (21 km) north-northwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass is a narrow strait about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) long separating Mayne Island from Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands, about 16.4 miles (26.5 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 12.5 miles (20 km) southwest of Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

Scotch Cap Light, Unimak Pass

The Scotch Cap Light is located on the southwest corner of Unimak Island, and the eastern shore of Unimak Pass, about 714 miles (1151 km) southwest of Anchorage and 81 miles (131 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light, Brown Passage

Triple Island Light is a large manned light station in Brown Passage, about 83 miles (134 km) south-southeast of Ketchikan and 22 miles (35 km) west-southwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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