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

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How Far From Cannery 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 Cannery to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Cannery to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,854 miles [4,593.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,219 miles [10,008.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cannery ...

While the name Cannery is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Delaware

Kent County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cannery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.7853, Longitude: -135.0964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cannery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Cannery 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 351.792 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.771 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 Cannery.



 
 
 

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