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Yes Bay, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Yes Bay.

This page contains six sections:

Around Yes Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the south of where Yes Bay would have been located. Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wrangell. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Yes Bay and has a population of 2,400 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 if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saxman   [Map]   418   S   41 miles [66 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   485   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Hollis   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loring   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Olive Cove   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thoms Place   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yes Bay ...

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.

Clover Pass   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of Yes Bay   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Olive Cove   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Refuge Cove   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Salt Chuck   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shoreline Drive   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Yes Bay.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yes Bay. 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 Yes Bay ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Yes Bay.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   WSW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NW   75 miles [120.7 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 Yes Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Yes Bay. 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
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NW   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   WSW   54 miles [86.9 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
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan 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
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yes Bay.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Yes Bay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yes Bay) 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 Yes Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yes Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yes Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9097, Longitude: -131.8000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yes Bay 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>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 Yes Bay), 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 Yes Bay.