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Keene Channel, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Keene Channel.

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Around Keene Channel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Petersburg. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the north of Keene Channel. Petersburg has a population of 2,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wrangell. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southeast of Keene Channel and has a population of 2,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   S   41 miles [66 km]
Kake   [Map]   563   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Kupreanof   [Map]   26   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Labouchere Bay   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Olive Cove   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Point Baker   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Port Protection   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint John Harbor   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scow Bay   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vank Island   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Petersburg   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Whale Pass   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keene Channel ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Olive Cove   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast of Keene Channel   [Map]
Scow Bay   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Whale Pass   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Keene Channel.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Keene Channel. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Keene Channel ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Keene Channel.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kake Airport(ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]   AFE   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Keene Channel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Keene Channel. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kake Airport(ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]   AFE   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kake Airport   (ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Keene Channel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Keene Channel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Keene Channel) 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 Keene Channel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Keene Channel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keene Channel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.6076, Longitude: -132.9929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keene Channel have been estimated.

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Keene Channel), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Keene Channel.