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Freshwater Bay, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Freshwater Bay to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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 6,211 miles [9,995.6 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 6,944 miles [11,175.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Freshwater Bay ...

While the name Freshwater Bay is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Distance: About 3,296 miles [5,304.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freshwater Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.8917, Longitude: -135.0794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay 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 351.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.749 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Freshwater Bay.



 
 
 

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