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The location of Long Island









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Long Island.

This page contains five sections:

Around Long Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Long Island. Ketchikan has a population of 8,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Craig. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Long Island and has a population of 1,300 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Hydaburg   [Map]   396   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Klawock   [Map]   822   N   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Dora Bay   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]     E   46 miles [74 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Waterfall   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Island ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Long Island.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Island. 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, attractions 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 Long Island ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Long Island.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Craig Airport (FAA ID: CGA)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ketchikan Intl.  (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Klawock Airport (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Masset Airport  (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   SSE   65 miles [104.6 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Long Island.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ketchikan Intl.  (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Masset Airport  (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Prince Rupert Airport  (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   ESE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Wrangell Airport (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   N   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Craig Airport (FAA ID: CGA)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Klawock Airport (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   NNW   48 miles [77.2 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
  Website for Ketchikan International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
  Website for Masset Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prince Rupert Airport   (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]
  Website for Prince Rupert Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Island. 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 Long Island.

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<2>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- Long Island) 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 Long Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.9169, Longitude: -132.6792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Long Island), 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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