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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Gustavus:
    • 58.41574, -135.740315
    • 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 Gustavus
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Gustavus ...

We have found one communities that share the name Gustavus.

Within Alaska, the name Gustavus is unique.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Gustavus in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Ohio

      • Trumbull County

      • This Gustavus is located in Trumbull County and lies 2,619 miles [4,214.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Gustavus.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gustavus ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Elfin Cove

      • Elfin Cove lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elfin Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Excursion Inlet

      • Excursion Inlet lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excursion Inlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Fairhaven

      • Fairhaven lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Game Creek

      • Game Creek lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Game Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Juneau

      • Juneau lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneau
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Lena Beach

      • Lena Beach lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Pelican

      • Pelican lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus
    • Sunnyside

      • Sunnyside lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gustavus
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustavus

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Gustavus to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of two days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,879 miles [4,633.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 113 days and walking would take 164 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 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 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,265 miles [8,473.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gustavus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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- Gustavus) 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 Gustavus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gustavus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gustavus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4157, Longitude: -135.7403    
<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 Gustavus 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 352.337 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.809 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.181 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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