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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 Back Narrows, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Back Narrows 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 Back Narrows:
    • 43.892860, -69.591991
    • 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 Back Narrows
  • 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 Back Narrows ...

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.

  • Boothbay [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothbay
    • Boothbay [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Back Narrows
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothbay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothbay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boothbay<3>
  • Boothbay Harbor [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothbay Harbor
    • Boothbay Harbor [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Back Narrows
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothbay Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothbay Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boothbay Harbor<3>
  • Chamberlain [Lincoln County]
  • Christmas Cove [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas Cove
    • Christmas Cove [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Back Narrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christmas Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas Cove
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    • Dover [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Heron Island [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heron Island
      • Heron Island [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heron Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heron Island
    • Mouse Island [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mouse Island
      • Mouse Island [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Back Narrows
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mouse Island
    • New Harbor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harbor
      • New Harbor [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harbor<3>
    • Ocean Point [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Point
      • Ocean Point [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Point
    • Pools Landing [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pools Landing
      • Pools Landing [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pools Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pools Landing
    • Spruce Shores [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Shores
      • Spruce Shores [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Shores
    • Spruceworld [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruceworld
      • Spruceworld [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruceworld have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruceworld
    • Yellow Head [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Head
      • Yellow Head [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Back Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Head

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 Back Narrows. 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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    • Orison Blunt     (Inventor, businessman)
      • Inventor, businessman. He was born in Gardiner (Maine) on Thursday July 27, 1815 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 21, 1879 at the age of 63. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Gardiner is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Back Narrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orison Blunt<4>
    • Effie Carlton     (Composer, composed the song 'Rock a Bye Baby')
      • Composer, composed the song 'Rock a Bye Baby'. She was born in Rockland (Maine) on Tueday March 4, 1856 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Sunday January 7, 1940 at the age of 83. She is buried at Mt. Feake Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Rockland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Back Narrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Effie Carlton<4>
    • Edward Sylvester Ellis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Geneva (Ohio) on Saturday April 11, 1840 and died in Cliff Island (Maine) on Tueday June 20, 1916 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cliff Island is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Back Narrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Sylvester Ellis<4>
    • James Weldon Johnson     (Composer, social reformer, diplomat)
      • Composer, social reformer, diplomat. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday June 17, 1871 and died in Wiscasset (Maine) on Sunday June 26, 1938 at the age of 67. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Wiscasset is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Back Narrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Weldon Johnson<4>
    • Silas Stillman Soule, Captain     (Abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jawhawker)
      • Abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jawhawker. He was born in Bath (Maine) on Thursday July 26, 1838 and died in Denver (Colorado) on Sunday April 23, 1865 at the age of 26. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado).
      • Bath is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Back Narrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Stillman Soule, Captain<4>

How Far From Back Narrows 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 Back Narrows to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Wiscasset, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Back Narrows to Augusta, with an average speed<5> 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 over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 516 miles [830.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,384 miles [8,664.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,970 miles [6,389.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Back Narrows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Back Narrows. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8929, Longitude: -69.5920       In this case, the coordinates for Back Narrows 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 Back Narrows 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 302.836 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 298.555 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.076 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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