I guess we’re both logged in at the same time, Thanks for your reply. Theres been history in other hunts of unfair information exchanges, so it probably hit a bit of a trigger. I have a better understanding now, just wish all hunt authors would be careful to avoid any untoward appearance.
I thinks the Stockwells did a great job with the puzzle, just dont want to see any clous put over it.
I have sent a couple several-sentence messages to the Stockwells through their website and included my email address, but never received a reply.
Post by illuminatinps on Dec 6, 2018 8:13:17 GMT -5
Understand. And it is unfortunate. This is why at the very least, if this hunt does go unsolved, we and other people wanting to put on hunts can learn how this management style of a hunt is less than ideal. Ideal is large prize amount, interaction with the community, good book construction, solvability, and using all avenues to market and promote. I think Map of the Dead nailed it, keeping all his interaction accessible to the public. Same with The Oracle, low risk, submit your claim here and he checks weekly, plus he has a site that has given quite a bit of clues.
My door is always open if you want to talk more about the solution if Bar Island is still on your radar
I just realized another irregularity on the map in the back of the book. It shows Bar Island as half National Park and half 'not park. The owner of the half 'not park' sold his land to the NPS in 2003, so the entire island is now part of Acadia. The book came out four years after this sale, so why did they use a map that doesn't reflect that change? Did they just copy an older map? From what I can tell, the eastern side was private property until the sale, and now it's all NPS land.
Dec 22, 2018 9:43:23 GMT -5 astree said: Thats interesting. How were you able to track that down? Brings to mind the admonition by the proud old fop about private land.
astree - I was looking up information on the island & its ruins and happened on an article about the sale: New York Times January 29, 2003 Ex - NBC Correspondent Sells Island Parcel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- The National Park Service has bought a 12-acre parcel on Bar Island from former NBC correspondent Jack Perkins to complete its ownership of the island.The sale was completed last week for $1.4 million, according to documents at the Hancock County Registry of Deeds.The 68-acre island, which is part of Acadia National Park, will not be developed, according to Len Bobinchock, the park's acting superintendent.The National Park Service bought the parcel to ensure public access and conserve it as part of Acadia, Bobinchock said.``Once we decided to sell, we were just grateful that it was able to go to the park,'' said Perkins, who was a correspondent for NBC for 40 years and has served as host of ``Biography'' on the A&E cable channel.``Jack has always been a strong supporter and user of the park,'' Bobinchock said recently, ``so I think it's only logical for him to come to us.''The property includes a seasonal house, a garage with a guest studio and a shed that covers a generator, Bobinchock said.There are no other buildings on the island.Bar Island is one of three islands, including Sheep Porcupine Island and Bald Porcupine Island, located immediately off Bar Harbor.The three small islands are located within the boundaries of the town of Gouldsboro, which had valued the Perkins' land and buildings for taxes at $230,600, according to a town clerk.http://www.n...
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