Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Kasaan.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Kasaan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kasaan 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 Kasaan:
- 55.540647, -132.402495
- 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 Kasaan
- 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 Kasaan ...
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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Clover Pass lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Clover Pass
Coppermount lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Coppermount
Craig lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Craig
- Mud Bay
Mud Bay lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Mud Bay
- Refuge Cove
Refuge Cove lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Refuge Cove
- Salt Chuck
Salt Chuck lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Salt Chuck
- Shoreline Drive
Shoreline Drive lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Shoreline Drive
- Yes Bay (Historic)
Yes Bay was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Kasaan
- Link to Google Map centered on Yes Bay
How Far From Kasaan 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 city such as Kasaan to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Kasaan and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Kasaan to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,749 miles [4,424.1 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 108 days and walking would take 157 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,355 miles [10,227.4 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 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,392 miles [8,677.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kasaan. 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 '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- Kasaan) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kasaan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kasaan
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kasaan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.5406, Longitude: -132.4025 [Map].
|<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 Kasaan 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 349.507 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 352.585 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.033 degrees.||