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Communities Also Named Bear Point ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bear Point.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Bear Point is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, there is another community also named Bear Point in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Bear Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear Point ...

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.

  • Clam Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clam Point
    • Clam Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Bear Point
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clam Point
  • Doctor's Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doctor's Cove
    • Doctor's Cove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Bear Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doctor's Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doctor's Cove
  • Lower Clarks Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Clarks Harbour
    • Lower Clarks Harbour lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Bear Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Clarks Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Clarks Harbour
  • Lower Shag Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Shag Harbour
    • Lower Shag Harbour lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Bear Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Shag Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Shag Harbour
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    • Riverhead
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverhead
      • Riverhead lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bear Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverhead came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
    • Shag Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shag Harbour
      • Shag Harbour lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Bear Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shag Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shag Harbour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shag Harbour<4>
    • Stoney Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Island
      • Stoney Island lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Bear Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoney Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Island
    • Woods Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Harbour
      • Woods Harbour lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Bear Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Harbour

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 512 miles [824 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Bear Point to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 29 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 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 5,933 miles [9,548.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,810 miles [6,131.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bear Point could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Bear Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4864, Longitude: -65.6575    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Bear Point 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 300.547 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.921 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 297.494 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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