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The location of Cape Fanshaw









Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cape Fanshaw and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Cape Fanshaw to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,794 miles [4,496.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 110 days and walking would take 159 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 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 6,985 miles [11,241.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cape Fanshaw ...

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.

Hood Bay   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West of Cape Fanshaw   [Map]

Scow Bay   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cape Fanshaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Fanshaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.2128, Longitude: -133.5019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cape Fanshaw 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 Cape Fanshaw 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 350.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 353.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.666 degrees.

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