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Introduction ...

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

How Far From Chignik 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 Chignik 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 Chignik Lake and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Chignik Lake to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 36 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,745 miles [6,027 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 213 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,294 miles [10,129.2 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 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chignik Lake) 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 Chignik Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chignik Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chignik Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2536, Longitude: -158.7640     [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 Chignik 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 11.87 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 17.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 353.403 degrees.

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