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Lucy Islands Light, Chatham Sound

Lucy Islands Light, Chatham Sound

The Lucy Islands are a small archipelago in Chatham Sound, roughly 11 miles (17 km) west of Prince Rupert, Canada. 

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is surrounded by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on the western shore of Cook Inlet. The bay extends southeast from the mouth of the Tuxedni River in the Chigmit Mountains to Chisik Island.

Cape Lookout, Cape Lookout State Park

Cape Lookout, Cape Lookout State Park

Cape Lookout is one of the most striking and scenic headlands on the Pacific Coast. The cape is a narrow headland about 2 miles long made of basaltic lava with vertical sea cliffs 800 feet high.

Whiffin Spit Light, Sooke Harbour

Whiffin Spit Light, Sooke Harbour

The narrow spit that almost landlocks Sooke Harbour was named for John George Whiffin, a clerk who served aboard HMS Herald when the Royal Navy surveyed Sooke inlet in 1846.

Akutan Whaling Station, Akutan Harbor

Akutan Whaling Station, Akutan Harbor

The Pacific Whaling Company built a processing station in 1912 across Akutan Harbor from Akutan village in the eastern Aleutian Fox Islands. It was the only whaling station in the Aleutians, and operated until 1939.

Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur

Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur

Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design. Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the California central coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.

Aoyagi Maru, Lost Harbor

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.

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

Umatilla Lightship, Pennock Island

The last lightship to mark Umatilla Reef was formally designated as LV 196. Lightships were used where lighthouse construction was not possible, although the type has become largely obsolete and replaced by automated buoys. 

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