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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gander 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.

  • Beaver Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Cove
    • Beaver Cove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gander Bay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Cove
  • Birchy Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchy Bay
    • Birchy Bay lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gander Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchy Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchy Bay
  • Davidsville - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsville
    • Davidsville was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gander Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsville 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 north of Gander 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>
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    • Gayside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayside
      • Gayside lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Gander 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Gander 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
    • Main Point - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Main Point
      • Main Point was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gander Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Main Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Noggin Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noggin Cove
      • Noggin Cove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gander Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noggin Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noggin Cove
    • Rodgers Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgers Cove
      • Rodgers Cove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gander 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
    • Wings Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wings Point
      • Wings Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gander 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 Gander 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)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Wednesday September 15, 1954 and died in Lewisporte (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Monday July 4, 1988 at the age of 33. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Lewisporte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Gander Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Adonis<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Gander 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 4,579 miles [7,369.2 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 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,167 miles [5,096.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gander 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gander 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 Gander Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gander BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gander Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2667, Longitude: -54.5000    
<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 Gander 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 291.838 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.436 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 287.43 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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