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Whitefish Lake, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Whitefish Lake to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 42 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,530 miles [5,681 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 201 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,001 miles [9,657.7 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 6,682 miles [10,753.6 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitefish Lake ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Whitefish Lake.

While the name Whitefish Lake is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Manitoba

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ontario

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Although located in , 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Whitefish Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitefish Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.9333, Longitude: -155.0250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitefish Lake 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 Whitefish Lake 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 8.722 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 13.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 350.454 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitefish Lake.



 
 
 

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