Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located near the community of Shirley on Vancouver Island, 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Port Angeles and 27 miles (44 km) west-southwest of Victoria, British Columbia.
Lake Bay is an estuary on the south coast of Esther Island, in Prince William Sound, that extends southeast for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Wells Passage, about 22 miles (35.5 km) east Whittier, Alaska.
The Admiralty Trading Company built a cannery in 1911 on the northern shore of Gambier Bay on the east coast of Admiralty Island, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Petersburg and 23 miles (37 km) east of Angoon, Alaska.
The Eel River is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River that flows generally north and west through the California Coast Range and enters the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles (16 km) south of Humboldt Bay, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Eureka and 8 miles (13 km) west of Fortuna, California.
Waterfall is a renovated cannery on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, approximately 145 miles (234 km) southeast of Sitka and 60 miles (97 km) west of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Fort Stevens was constructed in 1863-64 during the American Civil War as an earthwork battery on the south shore of the mouth of the Columbia River, about 15 miles (24 km) north of Seaside and 6.4 miles (10 km) northwest of Astoria, at Hammond, Oregon.
Halibut Cove is a small community lining the shores of The Narrows, a protected waterway separating Ismailof Island and the mainland on the southeast shore of Kachemak Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Seldovia and 11 miles (18 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.
The Lawyer Islands are located in Malacca Passage, part of the Canadian Inside Passage between Porcher Island and the Tsimpsean Peninsula and just off the mouth of the Skeena River, about 102 miles (165 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 13 miles (20 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Cape Hinchinbrook is a headland on the south point of Hinchinbrook Island, about 128 miles (206 km) southeast of Anchorage and 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.
Gwent Cove is a small community, and site of the historical Hidden Inlet Cannery, at the entrance to Hidden Inlet, an estuary that trends north for 6 miles from the western shore of Pearse Canal, 45 miles north of Prince Rupert and 61 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Bear Harbor Beach is a small south-facing beach in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, about 3 miles south of the Needle Rock Visitor Center and 30 miles by road from Garberville, California.
Guard Islands are at the northern entrance to Tongass Narrows, between Clarence Strait and Behm Canal, and are part of an island chain extending northwest of Vallenar Point at the north end of Gravina Island, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.
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