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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe Platon ...

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 Dam
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Dam
    • Big Dam lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Dam came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Bull Pen
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Pen
    • Bull Pen lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Pen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Pen
  • Crescent Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
    • Crescent Beach lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Pointe Platon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Lake View
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
    • Lake View lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
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    • Little Dam
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dam
      • Little Dam lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dam came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Dam
    • Parisville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parisville
      • Parisville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Platon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parisville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parisville
    • Place Apollo
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Place Apollo
      • Place Apollo lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Place Apollo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Place Apollo
    • Sewer Copse
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewer Copse
      • Sewer Copse lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Platon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewer Copse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewer Copse

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 Platon. 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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    • Louis Charles 'Charlie' Langlois     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Lotbiniere (Quebec) on Saturday August 25, 1894 and died in Sudbury (Ontario) on Tueday August 31, 1965 at the age of 71. He is buried at LaSalle RC Cemetery (Sudbury District, Ontario).
      • Lotbiniere is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Pointe Platon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Charles 'Charlie' Langlois<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pointe Platon to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,371 miles [8,643.8 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 6,097 miles [9,812.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,974 miles [6,395.5 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pointe Platon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Platon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6611, Longitude: -71.8583    
<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 Pointe Platon 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 303.762 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.07 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 298.654 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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