Chickaloon Bay is located on the Kenai Peninsula and across Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. Chickaloon Bay is named for Chik’el’unt, the last Dena’ina family that lived here.
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. The island was named for Captain Ismailov of the Imperial Russian Navy who explored Alaska in the late 18th century. Starting in 1911, a herring fishery in Halibut Cove started the European settlement and a population boom.
Williamsport is a boat landing on Iliamna Bay in Cook Inlet and the end of the Pile Bay-Williamsport Road, also known as the Iliamna Portage Road. The 15.5 mile (25 km) road was originally constructed in the 1930s and allows small commercial fishing boats and other materials to travel across the Chigmit Mountains.
Nestucca Bay is an estuary in northern Oregon, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Cape Kiwanda, named for the Nestugga coastal tribe. The Nestucca Spit separates the estuary from the ocean and is an important barrier beach that breaks the impact of destructive ocean waves before they can reach the estuary and mainland.