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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Port Crescent, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Crescent 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 Crescent:
    • 48.160688, -123.731496
    • 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 Crescent
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Clallam County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Clallam County
  • 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

Communities Also Named Port Crescent ...

We have found one communities that share the name Port Crescent.

Within Washington, the name Port Crescent is unique.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Port Crescent in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Huron County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Port Crescent [Huron County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Crescent ...

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.

  • Crescent [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent [Clallam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Port Crescent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Joyce [Clallam County]
  • Maple Grove [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
    • Maple Grove [Clallam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Port Crescent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
  • Olympic Hot Springs [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Hot Springs
    • Olympic Hot Springs [Clallam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Port Crescent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Hot Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rocky Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Shadow [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow
      • Shadow [Clallam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow
    • Snug Harbor [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbor
      • Snug Harbor [Clallam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snug Harbor
    • Twin [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Clallam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Whiskey Bend [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskey Bend
      • Whiskey Bend [Clallam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskey Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskey Bend
    • Windy Arm [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Arm
      • Windy Arm [Clallam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Port Crescent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Arm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Arm

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Port Crescent. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Emily Carr     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday December 13, 1871 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday March 2, 1945 at the age of 73. She is buried at Ross Bay Cemetery (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Carr<6>
    • Peggy Cartwright     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday November 14, 1912 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 13, 2001 at the age of 88. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Cartwright<6>
    • Roy Conacher     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (Ontario) on Thursday October 5, 1916 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday December 29, 1984 at the age of 68. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Conacher<6>
    • Ted Harrison     (Artist, illustrator, author)
      • Artist, illustrator, author. He was born in Wingate (England) on Saturday August 28, 1926 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday January 16, 2015 at the age of 88.
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Harrison<6>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<6>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<6>
    • Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz     (Anthropologist)
      • Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at the age of 70. We don't have any burial details.
      • Port Angeles is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<6>
    • Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday August 2, 1955 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday October 17, 1999 at the age of 44. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe<6>
    • Nellie L. Mooney McClung     (Suffragette, politican, author, activist)
      • Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (Ontario) on Monday October 20, 1873 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday September 1, 1951 at the age of 77. She is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung<6>
    • Frank Alexis Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Ottawa (Ontario) on Wednesday December 23, 1885 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday June 28, 1960 at the age of 74. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Alexis Patrick<6>
    • Lester Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Drummondville (Quebec) on Monday December 31, 1883 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 1, 1960 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick<6>
    • Greg Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Polis<6>
    • Greg Linn Polis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Westlock (Alberta) on Tueday August 8, 1950 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 67. He is buried at Dapp Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Victoria is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Port Crescent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Linn Polis<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Port Crescent once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Port Crescent and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Angeles, which is the Seat of Clallam County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Port Crescent to Port Angeles, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,383 miles [3,835.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 136 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,757 miles [10,874.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,517 miles [12,097.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,661 miles [9,110.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Clallam County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clallam County: www.clallam.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Port Crescent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Port Crescent) 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 Crescent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port CrescentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Crescent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1607, Longitude: -123.7315    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Crescent to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.061 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.831 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.643 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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