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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Kasigluk to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Kasigluk to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Kasigluk to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,774 miles [6,073.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 148 days and walking would take 215 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,951 miles [9,577.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kasigluk ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Eek   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the South of Kasigluk   [Map]
Oscarville   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tundra   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Kasigluk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kasigluk) 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 Kasigluk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kasigluk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kasigluk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8943, Longitude: -162.5207     [Map].

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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 Kasigluk 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 15.059 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.837 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 356.165 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kasigluk.



 
 
 

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