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Vank Island, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Vank Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Petersburg. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northwest of Vank Island. Petersburg has a population of 2,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wrangell. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southeast of Vank Island 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 from Vank Island and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kupreanof   [Map]   26   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Keene Channel   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Labouchere Bay   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Olive Cove   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Point Baker   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Port Protection   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint John Harbor   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Scow Bay   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Thoms Place   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Petersburg   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Whale Pass   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fowler (BC)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vank Island ...

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.

Boundary (BC)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northeast of Vank Island   [Map]
Fowler (BC)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Olive Cove   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Scow Bay   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whale Pass   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Vank Island.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NNW   26 miles [41.8 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 Vank Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vank 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)  NFDC

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kake Airport(ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]   AFE   NW   59 miles [95 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
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [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
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kake Airport   (ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Vank Island.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Vank Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vank Island) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vank Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vank Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vank Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4705, Longitude: -132.6115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vank Island 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 Vank 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vank Island.