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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 Old Saybrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook:
    • 41.291765, -72.376196
    • 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 Old Saybrook
  • 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 Old Saybrook ...

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.

  • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornfield Park
    • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Saybrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornfield Park
  • Floral Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
    • Floral Park [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Saybrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
  • Grove Beach [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Beach
    • Grove Beach [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Old Saybrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Beach
  • Hawks Nest [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
    • Hawks Nest [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Old Saybrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
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    • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest Beach
      • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest Beach
    • Laysville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laysville
      • Laysville [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laysville
    • Lyme Station [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme Station
      • Lyme Station [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme Station
    • Old Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme
      • Old Lyme [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Lyme<3>
    • Old Lyme Shores [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme Shores
      • Old Lyme Shores [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme Shores
    • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Bank Beach
      • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Old Saybrook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Bank Beach
    • Sound View [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sound View
      • Sound View [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sound View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sound View
    • Town Landing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Landing
      • Town Landing [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Old Saybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Landing

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 Old Saybrook. 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.

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    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • Richard Barthelmess     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Thursday May 9, 1895 and died in Southampton (New York) on Saturday August 17, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Southampton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Barthelmess<4>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95.
      • Hamden is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • Mary Lydia Bolles Branch     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday June 13, 1840 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Monday April 17, 1922 at the age of 81. She is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Old Saybrook.
      • New London is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<4>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (Massachusetts) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Riverhead (New York) on Monday April 16, 2012 at the age of 84.
      • Riverhead is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Old Saybrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<4>

How Far From Old Saybrook 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 community such as Old Saybrook to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Old Saybrook to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 296 miles [476.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,601 miles [9,013.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,306 miles [10,148.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,183 miles [6,731.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Old Saybrook) 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 Old Saybrook. 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 Old Saybrook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Saybrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2918, Longitude: -72.3762       In this case, the coordinates for Old Saybrook 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>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.
<6>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 Old Saybrook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.909 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.444 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.685 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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