Westport is a historical timber export community on the Mendocino coast, where lumber schooners were loaded using long chutes built across nearshore rocks, about 83 miles (134 km) south-southeast of Eureka and 13 miles (21 km) north of Fort Bragg, California.
Bainbridge Glacier starts on Pinnacle Mountain at the edge of the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula, and flows generally east for 10 miles (16 km) to Port Bainbridge, about 47 miles (76 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 36 miles (58 km) east of Seward, Alaska.
Point Wilson is a low broad sand spit that extends northeast for 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the northern end of the Quimper Peninsula on the grounds of former Fort Worden, into the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the southern entrance to Admiralty Inlet, about 31 miles (50 km) east of Port Angeles and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Port Townsend, Washington.
Anyox is an abandoned mining community in the Coast Mountains at the mouth of Anyox Creek on Granby Bay in Observatory Inlet, about 79 miles (127 km) north-northeast of Prince Rupert and 37 miles (60 km) south of Stewart, British Columbia.
Rookery Falls is located on the northern shore of Passage Canal in Prince William Sound, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Anchorage and 1.7 miles (1.9 km) north-northeast of Whittier, Alaska.
Juneau is the Alaska state capital situated at the mouth of Gold Creek on Gastineau Channel, about 93 miles (150 km) northeast of Sitka and 87 miles (140 km) south-southeast of Skagway, Alaska.
Jug Handle Cove is a California State Natural Preserve consisting of a series of ancient marine terraces called the Ecological Staircase at the mouth of Jug Handle Creek that exhibits different stages of ecological succession, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Fort Bragg and 5 miles (8 km) north of Mendocino, California.
Yale Glacier is a massive tidewater glacier in College Fjord of Prince William Sound that starts at an elevation of 9,270 feet (2,826 m) between Mount Cardozo and Mount Einstein in the Chugach Mountains and flows generally southwest for 17 miles (27 km) to Yale Arm, about 48 miles (77 km) northeast of Whittier and 43 miles (69 km) west-northwest of Valdez, Alaska.
Slip Point is located on the southern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the eastern end of Clallam Bay, on the Olympic Peninsula about 39 miles (63 km) west-northwest of Port Angeles and 0.7 miles (1 km) northeast of the community of Clallam Bay, Washington.
Terrace is a community at the confluence of the Skeena and Kitsumkalum Rivers, about 71 miles (114 km) east-northeast of Prince Rupert and 64 miles (103 km) southwest of Hazelton, British Columbia.
Old Sitka is the site of a historical Russian settlement called Redoubt Saint Archangel Michael on the southern shore of Starrigavan Bay in Sitka Sound on the west coast of Baranof Island, about 232 miles (373 km) southeast of Yakutat and 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Sitka, Alaska.
Scidmore Bay is enclosed by the Gilbert Peninsula to the east and the Fairweather Mountains to the west, and is situated within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 119 miles (192 km) southeast of Yakutat and 43 miles (69 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.
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