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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dobson Landing to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Dobson Landing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Dobson Landing to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,844 miles [4,577 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 111 days and walking would take 162 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,169 miles [9,928 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 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dobson Landing ...

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.

Cube Cove   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the South of Dobson Landing   [Map]

Excursion Inlet   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Fairhaven   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Fish Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Game Creek   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hawk Inlet   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Juneau   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lemon Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lena Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dobson Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4906, Longitude: -134.7842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dobson Landing 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 Dobson Landing 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 351.527 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 354.907 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.472 degrees.

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