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Curious and Interesting Names Near Birchy Bay ...

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.

  • Comfort Cove - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort Cove
    • Comfort Cove was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Birchy Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
  • Dog Bay - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Bay
    • Dog Bay was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Birchy Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
  • Farmers Arm - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Arm
    • Farmers Arm was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Birchy Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
  • Gander Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gander Bay
    • Gander Bay lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Birchy Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gander Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gander Bay
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    • Gayside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayside
      • Gayside lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayside
    • Harris Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Point
      • Harris Point lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Point
    • Loon Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loon Bay
      • Loon Bay lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loon Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loon Bay
    • Michaels Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaels Harbour
      • Michaels Harbour lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michaels Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michaels Harbour
    • Rodgers Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgers Cove
      • Rodgers Cove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodgers Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodgers Cove
    • Strongs Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongs Island
      • Strongs Island lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strongs Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongs Island
    • Wings Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wings Point
      • Wings Point lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Birchy Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wings Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wings Point

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 Birchy Bay. 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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    • Adrian Adonis     (Professional wrestler)
      • Born: Keith Franke, Jr.
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Buffalo (NY) on September 15, 1954 (a Wednesday) and died in Lewisporte (NL) on July 4, 1988 (a Monday) at the age of 33. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Lewisporte is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Birchy Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Adonis<3>

How Far From Birchy Bay 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 town such as Birchy Bay to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Birchy Bay to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,587 miles [7,382.1 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 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Birchy Bay) 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 Birchy Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Birchy BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birchy Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3333, Longitude: -54.7333    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Birchy Bay 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 291.963 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.587 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 287.501 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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