Contest #609: Alexander Hamilton Birthplace, Charlestown, Nevis

The Museum of Nevis History - Alexander Hamilton birthplace.jpg
By Daniel FarrellOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Alexander Hamilton was born an illegitimate son of a Scottish plantation owner on a Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. I could go on to write a book (or a musical) about the man and end up taking over this site for the rest of my life to fully tell his story, but suffice to say that he is one of the US Founding Fathers — Washington’s Aide-de-camp during the revolution and first Secretary of the Treasury.

Those who found this birthplace of “the $10 Founding Father without a father” (can you tell I really like the musical) include:

  • Frank Sinatra Jr. Jr. Jr.
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy

and after the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Martin de Bock
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Robin

Contest #608: the now abandoned Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, across the Hudson from New York

After a very small abandoned railway station last week, this week was a very large abandoned station in New Jersey.

One of 5 transfer points from train to the boats across to New York, this one received from and sent passengers to places like Elizabeth, Lorraine, White House and Bethlehem, NJ.

It operated from 1889 to 1967.

Those who took the right train:

  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Martin de Bock
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. Jr. Jr.
  • hhgygy

After the hint:

  • Rob de Wolff

Contest #606: Røst, Norway

Sitting about 100KM north of the Arctic Circle, Røst nevertheless has a mean winter temperature above freezing. A confluence of the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current, and the Norwegian Current are responsible for this little oasis of (relative) warmth.

Those who found this place, all before the hint, were:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Martin de Bock
  • steve willis
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Sandworm
  • Chris Nason