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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Marina 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 Marina to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Marina to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marina ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Marina.

While the name Marina is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Marina, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the South

San Francisco County

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

Oklahoma

Our profile page for Marina
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marina ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blueberry Mountain   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the South of Marina   [Map]
Cherry Point   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka River   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Gage   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodlow (BC)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Scotswood   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marina. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.5000, Longitude: -119.2000     [Map].

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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 Marina 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 338.476 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.218 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.551 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Marina 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Marina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marina.