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Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Harbour Centre ...

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.

  • Eden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Big Harbour Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Marble Mountain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Mountain
    • Marble Mountain lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Harbour Centre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Mountain
  • Militia Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Militia Point
    • Militia Point lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Harbour Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Militia Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Militia Point
  • Orangedale
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    • Red Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Point
      • Red Point lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Harbour Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Point
    • Seal Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Cove
      • Seal Cove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Big Harbour Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seal Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seal Cove
    • Stoney Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Harbour Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoney Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Valley Mills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Mills
      • Valley Mills lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Big Harbour Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Mills

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 Big Harbour Centre. 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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    • John Morris Rankin     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mabou (Nova Scotia) on Tueday April 28, 1959 and died in Margaree Harbour (Nova Scotia) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at the age of 40. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Mabou is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Big Harbour Centre.
      • Margaree Harbour is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the north of Big Harbour Centre.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Morris Rankin<4>

How Far From Big Harbour Centre 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 Big Harbour Centre to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 709 miles [1,141 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Big Harbour Centre 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 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,951 miles [7,967.9 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 5,656 miles [9,102.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,533 miles [5,685.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Harbour Centre) 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 Big Harbour Centre. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Harbour Centre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Harbour Centre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8672, Longitude: -60.9892    
<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 Big Harbour Centre 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 297.122 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.551 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.676 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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