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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sight 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.

  • Deepdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepdale
    • Deepdale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sight Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deepdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepdale
  • Hays River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays River
    • Hays River lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sight Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays River
  • Little Mabou
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mabou
    • Little Mabou lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sight Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Mabou came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mabou
  • Marble Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Hill
    • Marble Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sight Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Hill
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    • Mason Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Point
      • Mason Point lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Point
    • Mount Young
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Young
      • Mount Young lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Young came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Young
    • Nevada Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada Valley
      • Nevada Valley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sight Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada Valley
    • Pipers Glen
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Glen
      • Pipers Glen lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipers Glen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Glen
    • Rear Dunvegan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Dunvegan
      • Rear Dunvegan lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rear Dunvegan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rear Dunvegan
    • Rocky Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Twin Rock Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rock Valley
      • Twin Rock Valley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Sight Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Rock Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rock Valley

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 Sight Point. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Sight Point.
      • Margaree Harbour is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Sight Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Morris Rankin<3>

How Far From Sight Point to ...

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Sight Point to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,959 miles [7,980.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,666 miles [9,118.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,542 miles [5,700.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sight Point) 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 Sight Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sight Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sight Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1922, Longitude: -61.4103    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Sight Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 297.286 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.796 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.646 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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