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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boisdale ...

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.

  • Beaver Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Cove
    • Beaver Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boisdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Cove
  • Big Bank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bank
    • Big Bank lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Boisdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Bank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Bank
  • Big Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Harbour
    • Big Harbour lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boisdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Harbour
  • Big Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Hill
    • Big Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Boisdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Hill
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    • Cross Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Point
      • Cross Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Point
    • Frenchvale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchvale
      • Frenchvale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchvale
    • Glasgow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Ironville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironville
      • Ironville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironville
    • Island Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Point
      • Island Point lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Point
    • Long Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
    • Portage
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Boisdale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Portage. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Rear Balls Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Balls Creek
      • Rear Balls Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rear Balls Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rear Balls Creek
    • Scotch Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Lake
      • Scotch Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boisdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Lake

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 Boisdale. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Boisdale.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Boisdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Boisdale 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 42 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,923 miles [7,922.8 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 5,628 miles [9,057.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,505 miles [5,640.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boisdale. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boisdale) 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 Boisdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boisdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boisdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1000, Longitude: -60.5000    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Boisdale 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 296.752 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.187 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.261 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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