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Curious and Interesting Names Near Christmas 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.

  • Big Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Beach
    • Big Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Christmas Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Beach
  • Castle Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Bay
    • Castle Bay lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Christmas Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Bay
  • Grand Narrows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Narrows
    • Grand Narrows lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Christmas Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Narrows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Narrows<3>
  • Grass Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Cove
    • Grass Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Christmas Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Cove
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    • Jamesville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Lower Washabuck
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Washabuck
      • Lower Washabuck lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Washabuck came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Washabuck
    • Pipers Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Cove
      • Pipers Cove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipers Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Cove
    • Plaster Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaster Cove
      • Plaster Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaster Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaster Cove
    • Rear Christmas Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Christmas Island
      • Rear Christmas Island lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rear Christmas Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rear Christmas Island
    • Washabuck Centre
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washabuck Centre
      • Washabuck Centre lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Christmas Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washabuck Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washabuck Centre

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 Christmas 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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    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Christmas Island.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Christmas Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

How Far From Christmas Island to ...

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Christmas Island 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 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,938 miles [7,946.9 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 5,643 miles [9,081.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,519 miles [5,663.3 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 Christmas Island. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Christmas Island) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Christmas Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9717, Longitude: -60.7489    
<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 Christmas 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 296.944 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.374 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.48 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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