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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Eagle Harbor.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Eagle Harbor to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Eagle Harbor to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,503 miles [5,637.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 137 days and walking would take 199 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,251 miles [10,060 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,516 miles [8,877.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Eagle Harbor ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Eagle Harbor.

While the name Eagle Harbor is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Eagle Harbor, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,533 miles [5,685.8 km] to the East Northeast

Michigan

Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,692 miles [4,332.4 km] to the East Northeast

New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Eagle Harbor, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,242 miles [5,217.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle Harbor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.4339, Longitude: -152.7239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle Harbor 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 Eagle Harbor 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 6.76 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 11.87 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 348.848 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eagle Harbor.