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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gayside ...

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.

  • Birchy Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchy Bay
    • Birchy Bay lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Gayside
    • 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
  • Comfort Cove - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort Cove
    • Comfort Cove was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gayside
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gayside
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Gayside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Gander Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gander Bay
      • Gander Bay lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gayside
      • 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
    • Harris Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Point
      • Harris Point lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Gayside
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gayside
      • 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
    • Lukes Arm - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lukes Arm
      • Lukes Arm was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Gayside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lukes Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Michaels Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaels Harbour
      • Michaels Harbour lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Gayside
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Gayside
      • 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
    • Salt Pond Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Pond Cove
      • Salt Pond Cove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Gayside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Pond Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Pond Cove
    • Strongs Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongs Island
      • Strongs Island lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Gayside
      • 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
    • Virgin Arm - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgin Arm
      • Virgin Arm was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Gayside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgin Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Wings Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wings Point
      • Wings Point lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gayside
      • 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 Gayside. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Gayside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Adonis<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,011 miles [1,627 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Gayside 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 4,588 miles [7,383.7 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 5,302 miles [8,532.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,177 miles [5,112.9 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 Gayside. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gayside) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gayside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3333, Longitude: -54.7667    
<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 Gayside 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 291.985 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.611 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 287.52 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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