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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Port Clarence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Clarence and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Port Clarence:
    • 65.262222, -166.845833
    • 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 Port Clarence
       
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com
       

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Clarence ...

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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    • King Island (Historic)

      • King Island was located 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Clarence
      • Link to Google Map centered on King Island
    • Teller

      • Teller lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Port Clarence
      • Link to Google Map centered on Teller
    • Tin City

      • Tin City lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Clarence
      • Link to Google Map centered on Tin City

How Far From Port Clarence 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 Port Clarence to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Port Clarence and extending to:

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Port Clarence 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 65 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 45 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 5,624 miles [9,051 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 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Clarence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.2622, Longitude: -166.8458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Clarence 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 Port Clarence 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 18.854 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 24.704 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 359.454 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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