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Contest #496: Haskell Free Library and Opera House, Derby Line, VT, USA and Stanstead, PQ, Canada

Built around 1900, this building is both a National Historic Site of Canada and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The main entrance is on the US side, but there is a Canadian entrance as well to negate most customs/immigration hassles of citizens of either country visiting the location. The opera house stage is on the Canadian side and most of the seats are on the US side. Similarly, the checkout desk of the library is on the US side, but most of the library collection is on the Canadian side.

HaskellLibraryBorderLine.jpg

Those who stamped their passport included:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Lelie
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • David Kozina
  • Rob de Wolff

and those who got turned back at the border until the hint:

  • Glenmorren
  • Gillian B
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Ben S
  • donaaronio
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Robin

April 21st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #496 Hint

You’ll need your passport to go on stage.

#496 hint

April 19th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #496

#496

April 14th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #494: Angaur (or Ngeaur), Palau

Angaur, an island state of Palau, has 3 official languages — English, Palauan, and Japanese. That last one makes this the only place in the world with an official language of Japanese (it is a de facto but not “official” language in Japan). What makes this even more interesting is the fact that in the latest census of the island, not one resident reports that they speak Japanese at home.

The island was the site of a month-long battle during World War II.

The runway that runs more than half of the length of the island on the west side was built by US Navy Seabees to house the 494th Bomb Group (and later, the 22nd Bombardment Group) during the war, and now it is used commercially for air taxi service to Koror and Peleliu.

Those who found this site without the Japanese hint included:

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

and after the hint:

  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • rob de wolff
  • Glenmorren
  • Lelie

April 7th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #494 Hint

誰も実際にここで日本語を話す人はいません

April 5th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #494

#494

March 31st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 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