Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Naptowne.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Naptowne, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Naptowne 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 Naptowne:
- 60.527500, -150.725000
- 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 Naptowne
- 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 Naptowne ...
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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Clam Gulch lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Clam Gulch
- Funny River
Funny River lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Funny River
Hope lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Hope
- Moose Pass
Moose Pass lies 46 miles [74 km]<1> to the east of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Moose Pass
- Point Possession
Point Possession lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Point Possession
- Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Naptowne
- Link to Google Map centered on Snug Harbor
How Far From Naptowne to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Naptowne to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Naptowne and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Naptowne to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 23 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,393 miles [5,460.5 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 133 days and walking would take 193 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,046 miles [9,730.1 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 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community located in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Naptowne. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Naptowne) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Naptowne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5275, Longitude: -150.7250 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Naptowne 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 Naptowne 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 5.069 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.903 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.21 degrees.||