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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Cannery, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cannery and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Cannery:
    • 57.785278, -135.096389
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cannery
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Cannery ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cannery.

Within Alaska, the name Cannery is unique.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Cannery in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Delaware community of Cannery [Kent County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cannery ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cube Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cube Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cube Cove
    • Cube Cove lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Cannery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cube Cove
  • Freshwater Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freshwater Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater Bay
    • Freshwater Bay lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Cannery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater Bay
  • Game Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Game Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Game Creek
    • Game Creek lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Cannery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Game Creek
  • Hawk Inlet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Inlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Inlet
    • Hawk Inlet lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Cannery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Inlet

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Cannery and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<3> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Cannery to Juneau, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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) 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,219 miles [10,008.5 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Cannery 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.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cannery) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cannery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.7853, Longitude: -135.0964       In this case, the coordinates for Cannery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<5>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 Cannery to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 351.792 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.191 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.771 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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