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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ancona Point.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ancona Point to:

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Ancona Point to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,722 miles [9,208.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,331 miles [6,970.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ancona Point ...

Within Ontario, there is just one other community named Ancona Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ancona 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Birch Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Ancona Point   [Map]
Hickory Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Kennedy Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kings Wharf   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Long Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sandy Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Snug Harbour   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sturgeon Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Ancona 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.

Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler
  Professional hockey. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Friday October 14, 1892 and died in Peterborough (Ontario) on Thursday July 30, 1987 at an age of 94.

Peterborough [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Ancona Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Ancona Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ancona Point) 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 Ancona Point. 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 Ancona Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ancona Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5031, Longitude: -78.6144     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Ancona Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.413 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.151 degrees.

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<7>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.

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