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Contest #535

#535

January 19th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #533 – Slave Huts and Salt Pans, Bonaire

Bonaire is an island in the Caribbean. It was part of the Netherlands Antilles until that was dissolved in 2010, when the residents of the island chose to remain a “Special Municipality” of the Netherlands.

Bonaire has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, which is one of the reasons that tourism is so important to the island. However another economic force there is salt production.

The southern end of the island has massive salt ponds:

In the mid 1800’s, the salt ponds were worked by slaves. Small huts (emphasis on “small”) were built for the slaves as sleeping quarters.

Those who found this were:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Jeather
  • donaaronio
  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Newagincourt
  • Chris Nason

January 12th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #533 Hint

People lived in those little dots, on the coral beach, while their masters reaped the profits from seasoning.

January 10th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #528 – Gull Harbour Lighthouses, Hecla Island, MB, Canada

Lighthouse at Hecla

The smaller lighthouse was built in 1898. After about 30 years of use, the taller one was built in 1926. They mark the southern boundary of the Lake Winnipeg Narrows.

Those who found it before the hint:

  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R

The hint shed no more (double) light on the location.

December 8th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #528 Hint

Two for the price of one!! Historic one built near the end of the 1800s, replaced in 1920s. Both still standing.

December 6th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #528

#528

December 1st, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 3 comments

Contest #526: Jeddah Light, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Built as a navagational aid, but not initially a lighthouse, the Jeddah Light became the worlds tallest (133 M) lighthouse when the beacon was added to the top.

The structure also serves as the port control tower.

Those who found this included (all before the hint):

  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • mehmet durmus
  • Glenmorren
  • Garfield
  • Andy McConnell
  • Blaze
  • David Kozina
  • Jeather

November 24th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #526 Hint

In the most technical sense of the word, it’s not a lighthouse. But it is.

November 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #526

#526

November 17th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 13 comments

Contest #525

Contest #525

November 10th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 10 comments