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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 Basin Mills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Basin Mills 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 Basin Mills:
    • 44.874514, -68.666421
    • 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 Basin Mills
  • 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 Basin Mills ...

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.

  • Brewer [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin Mills
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,035 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewer<3>
  • Elliot Landing [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliot Landing
    • Elliot Landing [Penobscot County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Basin Mills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliot Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliot Landing
  • French Settlement [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Settlement
    • French Settlement [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Basin Mills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Settlement
  • Great Works [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Works
    • Great Works [Penobscot County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin Mills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Works have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Works
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lucky Landing [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Landing
      • Lucky Landing [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Basin Mills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Landing
    • Pea Cove [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Cove
      • Pea Cove [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Basin Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Cove
    • Sandy Beach [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Beach
      • Sandy Beach [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Basin Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Beach
    • Six Mile Falls [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile Falls
      • Six Mile Falls [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Basin Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile Falls
    • Stillwater [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater
      • Stillwater [Penobscot County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Basin Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater

How Far From Basin Mills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Basin Mills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Bangor, which is the Seat of Penobscot County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Basin Mills to Augusta, with an average speed<4> 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 595 miles [957.6 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 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,022 miles [9,691.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,898 miles [6,273.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.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 from Point A (ie- Basin Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basin Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8745, Longitude: -68.6664       In this case, the coordinates for Basin Mills 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>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.
<5>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 Basin Mills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 302.083 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.886 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 298.074 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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