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Curious and Interesting Names Near Middle Bight ...

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.

  • Chamberlains
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlains
    • Chamberlains lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Bight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlains came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlains
  • Foxtrap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtrap
    • Foxtrap lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Middle Bight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtrap came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxtrap
  • Hopewell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Bight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Kellys Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Island
    • Kellys Island lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Middle Bight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Island
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    • Manuels
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manuels
      • Manuels lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Middle Bight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manuels came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manuels
    • Peachytown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachytown
      • Peachytown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Middle Bight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachytown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachytown
    • Talcville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcville
      • Talcville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Middle Bight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talcville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talcville
    • Topsail
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
      • Topsail lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Bight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsail came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail

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 Middle Bight. 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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    • Cathy Jones     (Comedian, actress, writer)
      • Full name: Catherine Theresa Mary Andres Jones
      • Comedian, actress, writer. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on April 6, 1955 (a Wednesday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Middle Bight.
    • Rick Mercer     (Comedian, actor, satirist, author)
      • Full name: Richard Vincent Mercer
      • Comedian, actor, satirist, author. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on October 17, 1969 (a Friday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Middle Bight.
    • Greg Thomey     (Comedian, actor, playwright)
      • Comedian, actor, playwright. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 8, 1961 (a Monday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Middle Bight.
    • Mary Walsh     (Comedian, actress, activist)
      • Full name: Mary Cynthia Walsh
      • Comedian, actress, activist. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 13, 1952 (a Tueday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Middle Bight.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Middle Bight once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Middle Bight and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Middle Bight 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 62 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,560 miles [7,338.6 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 5,262 miles [8,468.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • 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).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 from Point A (ie- Middle Bight) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Bight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5167, Longitude: -53.0000    
<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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Middle Bight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Middle Bight 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 291.597 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.789 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.233 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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