Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Fort Saint Michael.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Fort Saint Michael, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Saint Michael and the surrounding area.
- Astronomy & Satellites ...
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above
website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed
sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Fort Saint Michael:
- 57.297222, -135.369444
- Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
- The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Fort Saint Michael
- Waymarking ...
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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Saint Michael ...
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.
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Cannery lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Saint Michael
- Link to Google Map centered on Cannery
- Hood Bay
Hood Bay lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Fort Saint Michael
- Link to Google Map centered on Hood Bay
How Far From Fort Saint Michael 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 Fort Saint Michael to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Fort Saint Michael and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Saint Michael to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of three days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,864 miles [4,609.2 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,986 miles [11,242.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,330 miles [8,577.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Communities in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Saint Michael. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<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- Fort Saint Michael) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Saint Michael. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.2972, Longitude: -135.3694 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Fort Saint Michael have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<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 Fort Saint Michael 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 352.023 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.442 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.017 degrees.||