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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe Biron ...

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.

  • Cecile
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecile
    • Cecile lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Biron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecile came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecile
  • Clyde Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Corners
    • Clyde Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pointe Biron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Corners
  • Curry Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry Hill
    • Curry Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pointe Biron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curry Hill
  • Hungry Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungry Bay
    • Hungry Bay lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Biron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Bay
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    • Kelvingrove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelvingrove
      • Kelvingrove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Pointe Biron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelvingrove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelvingrove
    • Lee's Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee's Corner
      • Lee's Corner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Biron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Corner
    • Maplemore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplemore
      • Maplemore lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Biron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplemore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplemore
    • Maybank
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybank
      • Maybank lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Biron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybank
    • Nitro
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Biron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
    • Picnic Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picnic Grove
      • Picnic Grove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pointe Biron
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Picnic Grove. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picnic Grove
    • Trout River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout River
      • Trout River lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pointe Biron
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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 Pointe Biron. 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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    • Sir John Abbott     (4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892))
      • 4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892). He was born in Saint Andre d'Argenteuil (Quebec) on Wednesday March 21, 1821 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday October 30, 1893 at the age of 72.
      • Saint Andre d'Argenteuil is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pointe Biron.
      • Montreal is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast of Pointe Biron.
    • Marc Claude Boileau     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Pointe Claire (Quebec) on Saturday September 3, 1932 and died in Pointe Claire (Quebec) on Wednesday December 27, 2000 at the age of 68. The body was cremated.
      • Pointe Claire is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Pointe Biron.
      • Pointe Claire is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Pointe Biron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marc Claude Boileau<4>
    • Corbett Charles 'Corb' Denneny     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Cornwall (Ontario) on Thursday January 25, 1894 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Wednesday January 16, 1963 at the age of 69. He is buried at Park Lawn Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Cornwall is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Pointe Biron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Corbett Charles 'Corb' Denneny<4>
    • Lucy Hobbs Taylor     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. She was born in Constable (New York) on Thursday March 14, 1833 and died in Lawrence (Kansas) on Monday October 3, 1910 at the age of 77. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Kansas).
      • Constable is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Pointe Biron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy Hobbs Taylor<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pointe Biron to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,523 miles [8,888.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,248 miles [10,055.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,125 miles [6,638.5 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 '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- Pointe Biron) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Biron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1758, Longitude: -74.2453    
<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 Pointe Biron 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 305.531 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.79 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.655 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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