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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Howkan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Howkan 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 Howkan:
    • 54.871111, -132.803333
    • 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 Howkan
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Howkan ...

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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    • Coppermount

      • Coppermount lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Howkan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppermount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howkan
    • Craig

      • Craig lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Howkan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howkan
    • Long Island

      • Long Island lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Howkan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howkan
    • Waterfall

      • Waterfall lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Howkan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterfall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howkan

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 244 miles [392.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Howkan to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 10 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,765 miles [4,449.8 km]<1> 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) is 6,403 miles [10,304.6 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 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,440 miles [8,754.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Howkan. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Howkan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howkan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8711, Longitude: -132.8033       In this case, the coordinates for Howkan 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 Howkan 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 349.841 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 352.947 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.38 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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