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Curious and Interesting Names Near Baleine ...

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.

  • Big Lorraine
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lorraine
    • Big Lorraine lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Baleine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lorraine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lorraine
  • Brickyard Road
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Road
    • Brickyard Road lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Baleine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Road
  • Havenside
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havenside
    • Havenside lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baleine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havenside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havenside
  • Homeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeville
    • Homeville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baleine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeville
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    • Little Lorraine
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Lorraine
      • Little Lorraine lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Baleine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Lorraine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Lorraine
    • Louisbourg
    • Louisdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisdale
      • Louisdale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Baleine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisdale<3>
    • Mira Gut
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mira Gut
      • Mira Gut lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Baleine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mira Gut came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mira Gut
    • Round Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Island
      • Round Island lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Baleine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Island

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 Baleine. 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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    • Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in White Point (Nova Scotia) on Monday February 16, 1914 and died in Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday September 2, 1987 at the age of 73.
      • Sydney is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Baleine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald<4>
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Thursday April 13, 1911 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Tueday April 20, 1999 at the age of 88. He is buried at Springcreek Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • North Sydney is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Baleine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

How Far From Baleine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Baleine to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Baleine to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 44 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,899 miles [7,884.2 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 5,602 miles [9,015.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,479 miles [5,598.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Baleine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baleine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baleine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baleine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9583, Longitude: -59.8344    
<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 Baleine 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 296.387 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 291.754 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.038 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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