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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 Discovery, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Discovery 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 Discovery:
    • 48.015368, -122.861836
    • 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 Discovery
  • 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 Discovery ...

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.

  • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
    • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Discovery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley
  • Discovery Bay [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Discovery Bay
    • Discovery Bay [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Discovery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Discovery Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Discovery Bay
  • Discovery Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Discovery Junction
    • Discovery Junction [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Port Discovery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Discovery Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Discovery Junction
  • Four Corners [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Discovery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Glen Cove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
      • Glen Cove [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Discovery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cove
    • Irondale [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Jefferson County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Discovery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marrowstone [Jefferson County]
    • Mats Mats [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mats Mats
      • Mats Mats [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Discovery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mats Mats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mats Mats
    • Woodmans [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmans
      • Woodmans [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Port Discovery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmans

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 Discovery. 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 ...
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Port Discovery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<4>

How Far From Port Discovery 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 Discovery 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<5> community of Port Discovery once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Port Discovery and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Townsend, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Port Discovery to Olympia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,515 miles [12,094.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,648 miles [9,089.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Jefferson County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.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 Discovery) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Discovery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0154, Longitude: -122.8618       In this case, the coordinates for Port Discovery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Discovery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Discovery to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.331 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.98 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.077 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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