Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Fort Hamilton.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in New Fort Hamilton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Fort Hamilton 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 New Fort Hamilton:
- 62.732500, -164.925000
- 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 New Fort Hamilton
- 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 New Fort Hamilton ...
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.
In the vicinity of New Fort Hamilton, Fish Village is located 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the East
How Far From New Fort Hamilton 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 community such as New Fort Hamilton to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in New Fort Hamilton and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from New Fort Hamilton to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 42 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,808 miles [6,128.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 149 days and walking would take 217 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,808 miles [9,347.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Fort Hamilton. 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- New Fort Hamilton) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Fort Hamilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.7325, Longitude: -164.9250 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for New Fort Hamilton 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 New Fort Hamilton 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 17.13 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 22.987 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 357.984 degrees.||