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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 Bay Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bay Point 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 Bay Point:
    • 43.756473, -69.774768
    • 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 Bay Point
  • 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

Communities Also Named Bay Point ...

We have found five communities that share the name Bay Point.

Within Maine, the name Bay Point is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Bay Point is located in Contra Costa County and lies 2,707 miles [4,356.5 km]<1> to the west of the Bay Point that is located in Sagadahoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Bay Point.
    • Florida
      • Monroe County
      • This Bay Point is located in Monroe County and lies 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bay Point that is located in Sagadahoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Bay Point.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Bay Point [Benzie County].
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Bay Point is located in Suffolk County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bay Point that is located in Sagadahoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Bay Point.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Bay Point is located in Harris County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bay Point that is located in Sagadahoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Bay Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bay Point ...

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 Harbor [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothbay Harbor
    • Boothbay Harbor [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothbay Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothbay Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boothbay Harbor<4>
  • Dyer Cove [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer Cove
    • Dyer Cove [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer Cove
  • Five Islands [Sagadahoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Islands
    • Five Islands [Sagadahoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Islands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Islands
  • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bay Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,069 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<4>
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    • Harpswell [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpswell
      • Harpswell [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpswell<4>
    • Meadowbrook [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Sagadahoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Mouse Island [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mouse Island
      • Mouse Island [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mouse Island
    • Ocean Point [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Point
      • Ocean Point [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Point
    • Popham Beach [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popham Beach
      • Popham Beach [Sagadahoc County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popham Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popham Beach
    • Robinhood [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinhood
      • Robinhood [Sagadahoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinhood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinhood
    • Small Point [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Small Point
      • Small Point [Sagadahoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Small Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Small Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Small Point<4>
    • Small Point Beach [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Small Point Beach
      • Small Point Beach [Sagadahoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Small Point Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Small Point Beach
    • Spruceworld [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruceworld
      • Spruceworld [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruceworld have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruceworld

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 Bay Point. 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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    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Maine) on Saturday January 6, 1906 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Wednesday August 8, 1990 at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Portland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<5>
    • Frederick Nicholls Crouch     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Marylebone (England) on Sunday July 31, 1808 and died in Portland (Maine) on Tueday August 18, 1896 at the age of 88. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Portland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Nicholls Crouch<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Sylvester Ellis<5>
    • John Ford     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Cape Elizabeth (Maine) on Thursday February 1, 1894 and died in Palm Desert (California) on Friday August 31, 1973 at the age of 79.
      • Cape Elizabeth is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ford<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Weldon Johnson<5>
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Portland (Maine) on Friday February 27, 1807 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Friday March 24, 1882 at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Portland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow<5>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bay Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Stillman Soule, Captain<5>

How Far From Bay Point 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 Bay Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bath, which is the Seat of Sagadahoc County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Bay Point to Bath, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 503 miles [809.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,396 miles [8,684 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,983 miles [6,410 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sagadahoc County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bay Point. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7565, Longitude: -69.7748       In this case, the coordinates for Bay Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bay Point could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Bay Point 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 302.972 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 298.683 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.237 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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