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

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How Far From Mud Bay to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mud 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 Mud Bay to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Mud Bay to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,867 miles [4,614 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 6,126 miles [9,858.8 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 6,858 miles [11,036.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mud Bay ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Mud Bay.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Mud Bay. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States and Canada.

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Communities located beyond Alaska


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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Mud Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mud Bay) 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 Mud Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mud Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mud Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.1597, Longitude: -135.3758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mud 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 Mud 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 352.027 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.474 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.837 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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