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Vank Island, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Although we found mention of Vank Island during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

When we're planning a trip and want to make reservations or still at home and looking for a place to eat, we usually start by visiting the TripAdvisor website. Once on their website we search for what's available, then check the recommendations and experiences of other people.

Although there are many ways of searching the TripAdvisor website, we prefer to start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page. On the Tourism page you'll find a quick overview of the community, with links to restaurants, lodging, flights, rentals and nearby attractions.

While we are unaware of a TripAdvisor Tourism page that is specific to Vank Island, there are nearby communities that are likely to provide the information that you're looking for. If you want to learn more about those communities, the following map should be of help.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages Near Vank Island   ...

The red map marker shows the location of Vank Island. In this case, we are unaware of a TripAdvisor Tourism page for Vank Island.

Clicking on a blue marker will open the TripAdvisor Tourism page for that community. The Tourism page will open in a new browser window.

An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map. As above, clicking on a marker will open the selected Tourism page in a new window. Clicking on the community's name will cause a jump to the Tourism map for that community.


  Vank Island

  Point Baker  
  Whale Pass  
  Coffman Cove  

List of Neighboring TripAdvisor Tourism Pages ...

Below is a list of those communities which have a TripAdvisor Tourism page and are relatively close to Vank Island - within 39 miles [62.8 km].

Our list sorts the communities in alphabetical order. There are 5 communities listed.

For each community, we give:

  • The approximate distance and direction from Vank Island
  • If we know it, we give the population of the community
  • A link to the TripAdvisor Tourism page. The TripAdvisor page will open in a new browser window
  • A link that will jump to our map for the community's map of Tourism pages

Coffman Cove

32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of Vank Island

Population: 180

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Coffman Cove

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Coffman Cove


26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of Vank Island

Population: 2,920

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Petersburg

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Petersburg

Point Baker

39 miles [62.8 km] to the West (W) of Vank Island

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Point Baker

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Point Baker

Whale Pass

31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Vank Island

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Whale Pass

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Whale Pass


11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of Vank Island

Population: 2,382

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Wrangell

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Wrangell


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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Vank Island and then turned east". While Vank Island could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Vank Island as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Vank Island could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alaska community named Vank Island.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Vank Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vank Island) 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 Vank Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vank Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vank Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4705, Longitude: -132.6115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vank Island have been estimated.

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