We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sachs Harbor to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sachs Harbor and extending to:
Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sachs Harbor) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sachs Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 71.9862, Longitude: -125.2469
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 Sachs Harbor to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.928 degrees.
The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 346.092 degrees.
The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.545 degrees.