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Contest #493 Hint

One of the New Seven!

March 29th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #493

#493

March 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #492: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, USA

Also called Naval Support Activity, Crane, NSA Crane, or Crane Naval Depot, this is the 3rd largest Naval facility (by area) in the world. It is also completely landlocked.

NSA Crane

NSA Crane has a mission to support a variety of naval operations, including electronic warfare, naval flight systems, small arms research and operations, missile launch platforms, etc. There are about 3300 personnel on site.

NSWC Crane Focus Areas Chart.jpg

Those who floated the correct position for 2 points included:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Lelie
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Glenmorren

March 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #492 Hint

Odd placement considering that nearest ocean is almost 1000km away.

March 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #492

#492

March 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #491: Baljenac Island, Croatia

This island served as a garden site for the residents of Kaprije, an island in the Šibenik archipelago on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Fishermen would drop their wives off on the island on their way out to catch fish, then pick them up on their way home at night. The wives would tend to gardens bordered by the hand-made dry walls. In the last century or so, this practice has dwindled, so that the land has gone fallow and is slowly being taken over by pine trees.

Baljenac

Those who found this fingerprint island included:

  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Glenmorren
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Jeather
  • Robin
  • Garfield
  • Chris Nason
  • RicardPG
  • joe9000
  • Lighthouse
  • Max_Power
  • mehmet durmus

and after the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Ben S
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Lelie

March 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #491 Hint

Over 20 km of walls on an island that is less than 1/4 km2

March 15th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #491

#491

March 10th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #490: The Admiralty Pier Gun Turret, Dover, England

Also known as just The Dover Turret, and assorted other nicknames.

In the 19th century the British, ever aware of just how close the were to the continent full of possibly nefarious personages contemplating invasion at any given moment, decided that the recently enlarged Admiralty Pier might offer a tempting landing spot for invading troops. Some defense was decreed. The result is the turret, armored, and armed with two 80-ton, 16-inch rifled muzzle-loaders with a range of up to 4.3-miles. Monster guns for the 1880s, although like most naval technology, soon outmoded. They are simply too big to dismember, so they remain in place:

For an idea of just how big they are:

The whole pier took a beating in a 1987 storm.The walkway along the pier was closed and the turret became inaccessible to the public. Most of the machinery inside the turret has been removed but the guns and their carriages remain together with parts of the shell lifts for the BL 6-inch guns above. The turret remains under the control of Dover Harbour Board and there are no plans to restore it or open it to view.

As it is today:

March 10th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #490 Hint

Built as part of a defense system long ago, declared obsolete 20 years later, and eventually served as a home for the caretaker and his family.

March 8th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment