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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bush Island ...

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.

  • Blue Rocks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Rocks
    • Blue Rocks lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bush Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Rocks came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Rocks
  • Centre
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
  • Cherry Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bush Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
  • Crescent Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
    • Crescent Beach lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Bush Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Beach
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    • First South
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First South
      • First South lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First South came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First South
    • Five Houses
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Houses
      • Five Houses lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bush Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Houses
    • Front Centre
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Centre
      • Front Centre lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Front Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Centre
    • Indian Path
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Path
      • Indian Path lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Path
    • Italy Cross
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italy Cross
      • Italy Cross lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bush Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italy Cross
    • Kingsburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsburg
      • Kingsburg lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsburg
    • Masons Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Beach
      • Masons Beach lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masons Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Beach
    • Pleasantville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<3>
    • Riverport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverport
      • Riverport lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverport<3>
    • Rose Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Bay
      • Rose Bay lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Bay
    • Spectacle Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spectacle Lakes
      • Spectacle Lakes lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spectacle Lakes came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spectacle Lakes
    • Tanners Settlement
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanners Settlement
      • Tanners Settlement lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Bush Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanners Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanners Settlement

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 Bush Island. 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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    • Laura Smith     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in London (Ontario) on Friday March 14, 1952 and died in Mahone Bay (Nova Scotia) on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 68. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mahone Bay is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Bush Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 560 miles [901.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Bush Island 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 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 5,853 miles [9,419.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,730 miles [6,002.9 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- Bush Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bush Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2358, Longitude: -64.3739    
<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 Bush Island 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 299.609 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.428 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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