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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Coffman Cove

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Coffman Cove. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Coffman Cove.

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:

The Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coffman Cove ...

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.

Craig   -   39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the South of Coffman Cove   [Map]

Edna Bay   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Olive Cove   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Salt Chuck   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Whale Pass   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Yes Bay (Historic)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

How Far From Coffman Cove 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 city such as Coffman Cove to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Coffman Cove to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,766 miles [4,451.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 108 days and walking would take 158 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,326 miles [10,180.7 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 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,370 miles [8,642.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Coffman Cove: www.coffmancove.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Coffman Cove) 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 Coffman Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coffman Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coffman Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.0153, Longitude: -132.8294     [Map].
<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.
<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 Coffman Cove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 349.87 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 353.004 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.296 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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