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#20769 - 01/17/12 02:20 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) [Re: wagga]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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Originally Posted By: wagga
But it is in a National Park.


okay, must be in one of these - the list of National Parks in the Great Lakes area, by state or province, alphabetically:


National Parks and Scenic Trails
INDIANA
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
National Park Service
A classic memorial stands on the site of Fort Sackville to commemorate the capture of the fort from British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton and his soldiers by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his frontiersmen on February 25, 1779.

MICHIGAN
Father Marquette National Memorial
National Park Service
Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum is located in Straits State Park and is interpreted in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Isle Royale National Park
National Park Service
Wolves and moose, the wild North Woods forest, everchanging weather and a cool climate, and the crystal clear waters and rugged shoreline of Lake Superior characterize Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale: unoffical site
Dedicated to providing information on Isle Royale National Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park
National Park Service
Keweenaw National Historical Park preserves the heritage of copper mining in this unique setting amid many of the original structures and landscapes of the copper era.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
National Park Service
Multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and forests of the Lake Superior shoreline beckon visitors to explore the 73,000-acre park.

Warren Dunes State Park
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Located in southwestern Michigan, the Warren Dunes tower 240 feet above Lake Michigan, attracting hikers and hang gliders and other outdoor enthusiasts.

MINNESOTA
Grand Portage National Monument
National Park Service
Reopened in 1951 as Grand Portage National Historic Site, designated a National Monument in 1958, its nearly 710 acres lying entirely within the boundaries of Grand Portage Ojibwe Indian Reservation, the reconstructed depot celebrates fur trade and Ojibwe lifeways.

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
National Park Service
From visitor centers to trails, from industrial centers to Mississippi River backwaters, this park has a bit of something for everyone.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Pipestone National Monument
National Park Service
As commanded by the spirit bird in the Sioux story of its creation, the pipestone here is quarried by anyone of Indian ancestry.

Voyageurs National Park
National Park Service
The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world.

Voyageurs National Park: unofficial site
This site is dedicated to providing information on Voyageurs National Park.

NEW YORK
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Castle Clinton National Monument
National Park Service
On August 3, 1855, Castle Garden, now leased to New York State, opened as an immigrant landing depot. During the next 34 years, over 8 million people entered the United States through Castle Garden, until it was closed on April 18, 1890.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
National Park Service
Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 120 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.

Ellis Island National Monument
National Park Service
Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
National Park Service
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor covers 524 miles in Upstate New York, including four navigable waterways: Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca; sections of the first Erie Canal; and over 200 municipalities adjacent to the canals.

Gateway National Recreation Area
National Park Service
Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural and natural resources.

Governors Island National Monument
National Park Service
Governors Island is a 172-acre island located a half-mile from the southern tip of Manhattan in New York harbor.

Manhattan Sites
National Park Service
Manhattan Sites is a unique urban park that consists of six separate sites representing the Seventeenth through the Twentieth Centuries.

National Parks of New York Harbor
National Park Service
The National Parks of New York Harbor represents a collaboration, or organizational network, of these parks: Gateway National Recreation Area, Governors Island, Manhattan Sites and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island, as well as one affiliated site, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Saratoga National Historical Park
National Park Service
Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history.

Statue Of Liberty National Monument
National Park Service
To better understand this monumental work of art, visitors will be able to view inside the Statue through a glass ceiling, guided by a park ranger and an enhanced lighting and new video system.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
National Park Service
The longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, it includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies.

Women's Rights National Historical Park
National Park Service
The park consists of four major historical properties and a state of the art Visitor Center.

OHIO
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
National Park Service
Just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

David Berger National Memorial
National Park Service
This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
National Park Service
Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
National Park Service
The park contains nationally significant archeological resources including large earthwork and mound complexes that provide an insight into the social, ceremonial, political, and economic life of the Hopewell people.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial National Memorial
National Park Service
Constructed between 1912 and 1915 by a commission of nine states and the federal government, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was built not only to commemorate the American naval triumph, but also "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament."

ONTARIO
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Great Canadian Parks
Bruce National Park, located on the Bruce Peninsula, which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron, is a patchwork of limestone cliffs, beach and ancient forest scenery.

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Great Canadian Parks
Fathom Five, Canada's first national marine park, consists of 20 islands to the north and east of the Bruce Peninsula, 130 square kilometres of surface water, the ecosystem reaching 200 metres below, and the park's tiny landbase at Tobermory Harbour.

Georgian Bay Islands
Great Canadian Parks
Composed of 59 islands and shoals, this tiny park is part of the largest group of fresh-water islands in the world.

Point Pelee
Great Canadian Parks
Point Pelee, a 10-kilometre sandspit stretching as far south as the northern border of California, contains one of Canada's smallest but most unusual national parks.

Pukaskwa National Park
Great Canadian Parks
Ontario's only wilderness park, Pukaskwa National Park covers 1880 square kilometres of rugged terrain and frigid water along the rocky north shore of Lake Superior halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.

St. Lawrence Islands
Great Canadian Parks
Primarily a water-based park, its 21 granite islands and numerous tiny islets are a unique river landscape strewn along 80 kilometres of the upper St. Lawrence River.

PENNSYLVANIA
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
National Park Service
Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 120 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
National Park Service
Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure.

Delaware National Scenic River
National Park Service
The section of the Delaware River that is designated the Middle Delaware National Scenic River is 40 miles long and is contained completely within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park system.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
National Park Service
This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores.

Flight 93 National Memorial
National Park Service
On September 11, 2001, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on our Nation's Capital.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
National Park Service
Colonial troops commanded by 22 year old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade at the "Great Meadow".

Gettysburg National Military Park
National Park Service
Gettysburg National Military Park incorporates nearly 6,000 acres, with 26 miles of park roads and over 1,400 monuments, markers, and memorials.

Independence National Historical Park
National Park Service
Independence National Historical Park, located in downtown (called "Center City"), Philadelphia, is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial
National Park Service
The park contains nearly 165 acres and preserves the remains of the South Fork Dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed.

Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River
National Park Service
The river valley houses cliffs rising 400 feet above the rivers that provide for magnificent scenery and habitat unique to the region.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
Citizens in the Potomac Heritage Trail corridor are rediscovering history and reclaiming access to rivers and other outdoor places.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
National Park Service
In a small rented room on the second floor of this house, Kosciuszko spent the winter of 1797-98 reading, sketching and receiving distinguished visitors like Vice-President Thomas Jefferson.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
National Park Service
The longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, it includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
National Park Service
Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation, it pays homage to the ability of everyday Americans to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

White Clay Creek National Wild & Scenic River
National Park Service
The White Clay Creek is renowned for its scenery, opportunities for birding and trout fishing and historic features.

QUEBEC
Forillon
Parks Canada
Forillo, located at the farthest reach of the Gaspé Peninsula, protects a representative sample of the Notre-Dame and Mégantic mountain regions and certain elements of the Gulf of St. Lawrence marine region.

La Mauricie
Parks Canada
Located in the Laurentians, the mountian range flanking the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Mingan Archipelago
Parks Canada
This national park reserve, located along the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, contains spectacular natural monuments which bear witness to the never-ending wear of the sea and of the centuries.

Saguenay-St. Lawrence National Park
Great Canadian Parks
The first park in Quebec dedicated to the protection of a marine environment.

WISCONSIN
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
National Park Service
These 21 forested islands and 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline feature pristine stretches of sand beach, spectacular sea caves, remnant old-growth forests, resident bald eagles and black bears, and the largest collection of lighthouses anywhere in the National Park System.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels through the edges of the glacier that passed into Wisconsin.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
National Park Service
Whether solitude or a shared experience is desired, you too can come to know this river.

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#20770 - 01/17/12 02:24 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
wagga Offline


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Posts: 2212
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Quote:
okay, must be in one of these.

Yes.
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#20772 - 01/17/12 05:52 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
Whitney Fan Offline


Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Las Vegas
Ah . . . one of the floating islands from "Avatar".

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#20777 - 01/18/12 02:30 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: Whitney Fan]
wagga Offline


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Nope. Not in Nevada, either.
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#20787 - 01/18/12 02:06 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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Not a new puzzle, just an image that connects LXXXIII and LXXIX (Captain Stay Gone).

Story with details in the HufPo

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#20792 - 01/18/12 06:13 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (84) [Re: wagga]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1100
Loc: NorCal
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIV (84):



Found it. Reminds me of a visit to Michigan Tech many years ago.

OK, this place is fit for Kings and Queens, but the question remains, WITWHH? What's the historical tie-in, Wagga? Biosphere Reserve?

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#20794 - 01/18/12 06:38 PM What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: SierraNevada]
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#20855 - 01/20/12 05:01 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: SierraNevada]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: SierraNevada

Man, I have a burning desire to solve a non-island puzzle.


Edited by AlanK (01/21/12 11:13 AM)

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#20865 - 01/20/12 07:45 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: AlanK]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
And I thought it was some sort of solar power plant!

Zoom in to see the detail!




Edited by Steve C (01/21/12 07:52 PM)

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#20883 - 01/21/12 11:13 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga


I am not proud of my lack of results in looking over the Great Lakes for #84. My hat is off to Sierra Nevada and I hope we get some more clues.

For #85, I thought that the unique-looking island might be found where wagga would hide something. I guessed that the piece at the top was part of a land mass, putting the island on the southern coast. This turned out to be a wrong assumption that led to a correct conclusion.

What is historical about this particular island? A pirate murdered by his crew?

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#20884 - 01/21/12 11:53 AM What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (84) [Re: SierraNevada]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
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Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
OK, this place is fit for Kings and Queens, but the question remains, WITWHH? What's the historical tie-in, Wagga? Biosphere Reserve?


Well, Ryan's Island could be called Recursion Isle. It contains Moose Flats, a seasonal pond, which contains Moose Boulder. When Moose Flats is a pond, Moose Boulder becomes the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world.

Here is the wiki for Isle Royale.
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#20886 - 01/21/12 12:01 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


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AlanK: Good research. It's obvious that this island is a lot hillier than Ryan Island. What happened here involves a lacustrine feature which, to this day, is not understood. Besides, I liked that it resembles a Brahma Bull or maybe a cat going off.
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#20887 - 01/21/12 12:02 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: SierraNevada]
wagga Offline


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Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!
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#20888 - 01/21/12 12:09 PM New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI I (87) [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII (87):

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#20889 - 01/21/12 12:27 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
AlanK: Good research. It's obvious that this island is a lot hillier than Ryan Island. What happened here involves a lacustrine feature which, to this day, is not understood. Besides, I liked that it resembles a Brahma Bull or maybe a cat going off.

The island definitely resembles some 4-legged animal.

Evidently, an African-American pirate, Black Jack Anderson, and his crew lived on this island for about 10 years. His treasure has never been found.

Hillier is a striking feature. A color whose origin is not understood, despite attempts to analyze it. Hmmmm... a worthy puzzle.

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#20892 - 01/21/12 12:41 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI I (87) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII (87):


Was the place named for Eddie?

(I stared at the picture, Googled a phrase describing its most striking feature, and hit instant paydirt.)

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#20894 - 01/21/12 12:49 PM New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI II (88) [Re: AlanK]
AlanK Offline


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What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII (88):


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#20895 - 01/21/12 01:09 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: wagga]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 989
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: wagga
Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!


I have been away. Is this one still an active puzzle, or do I need to labor until Labor Day to get it?

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#20896 - 01/21/12 01:15 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!


I have been away. Is this one still an active puzzle, or do I need to labor until Labor Day to get it?

I'm sure that that site will be busy on Labor Day.

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#20897 - 01/21/12 01:54 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


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Has anybody noticed that the rules of this thread bear a remarkable resemblance to Calvinball?

Except for the ball and the mask and the song.
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