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Curious and Interesting Names Near Castle Island ...

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.

  • Birch Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Birch Cove lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Castle Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Cove
  • Gunn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Castle Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Rich Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
    • Rich Valley lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Castle Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
  • Rolling Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Heights lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Castle Island
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    • Silver Sands
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Sands
      • Silver Sands lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Castle Island
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    • Sunrise Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Castle Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Sunset Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Sunset Point lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Castle Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Point
    • Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Castle Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

How Far From Castle Island to ...

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 village such as Castle Island to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Castle Island and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Castle Island to Edmonton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,251 miles [10,060 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,016 miles [11,291.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castle Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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- Castle Island) 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 Castle Island. 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 Castle Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7167, Longitude: -114.3333    
<3>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.
<4>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 Castle Island to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.495 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.528 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.691 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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