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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fair Island ...

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.

  • Braggs Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braggs Island
    • Braggs Island lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fair Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braggs Island
  • Deer Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Island
    • Deer Island lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Fair Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Island
  • Dock Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dock Cove
    • Dock Cove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Fair Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dock Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dock Cove
  • Gooseberry Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooseberry Island
    • Gooseberry Island lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fair Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseberry Island
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    • Greenspond
    • Indian Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Bay
      • Indian Bay lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fair Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Bay
    • Loo Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loo Cove
      • Loo Cove was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fair Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loo Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • New Harbour - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harbour
      • New Harbour was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fair Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Safe Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safe Harbour
      • Safe Harbour lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Fair Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safe Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safe Harbour
    • Silver Fox Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Fox Island
      • Silver Fox Island lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Fair Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Fox Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Fox Island
    • Trinity
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Fair Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity

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 Fair Island. 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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    • Andre Clarence Noble     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Centreville (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Wednesday February 21, 1979 and died in Centreville (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Friday July 30, 2004 at the age of 25.
      • Centreville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Fair Island.
      • Centreville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Fair Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andre Clarence Noble<4>

How Far From Fair Island 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 Fair Island to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fair Island to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 60 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,553 miles [7,327.3 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 5,263 miles [8,470 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,139 miles [5,051.7 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 Fair Island. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fair Island) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fair Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9833, Longitude: -53.7000    
<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>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 Fair Island 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 291.435 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.934 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 287.241 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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