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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Calais.

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How Far From Calais to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Calais to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Calais to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Calais to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,980 miles [11,233.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calais ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Calais.

While the name Calais is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Calais, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,274 miles [3,659.6 km] to the East

Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Calais, Dawson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Dawson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Calais, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Southeast

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Calais, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Vermont

Washington County

Our profile page for Calais, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Calais. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calais) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calais. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calais

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calais. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0722, Longitude: -117.5042     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Calais to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.084 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.554 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.616 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Calais.



 
 
 

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