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    Man, check the map at the back of the book, and compare it to where I'm talking about, there's a light yellow spot RIGHT where I'm talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnut View Post
    Man, check the map at the back of the book, and compare it to where I'm talking about, there's a light yellow spot RIGHT where I'm talking about

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    bnut,

    Based on the map on the back of the book, the yellow spot is a couple blocks away from the shore path. As a resident of Bar Harbor, I see this as a different location.

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    The back of the book doesn't actually match up with a real map of the island, at all. Look at what I posted or look on a map yourself. Match the book to google, it doesn't match.

    http://imgur.com/a/zCH0p

    compare the coastline in the book to the actual satellite image - Try to match up roads on google maps to what is on the picture, you're gonna have a hard time matching up.
    Look at the top of the picture in the book, and compare it to reality. The real coastline doesn't cut left anywhere near like in the picture.

    Put the book image over google satellite image, let me know what is what

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    Sorry, a couple blocks away from finding the solution is as good as I can do .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnut View Post
    Sorry, a couple blocks away from finding the solution is as good as I can do .
    I get that and wasn't trying to say you were wrong. I've lived in Bar Harbor since 2003 and see the red roads on that map as the major roadways through town. The three horizontal roads at the top would represent, West St, Cottage St, and Mount Desert St. The road with the yellow spot is someplace along Main St in my opinion.

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    I believe this "yellow spot" area on the Fandango map corresponds with the Athletic Field in Bar Harbor, bordered by Main Street and Park Street. If I overlay the Fandango map with Google maps, the Fandango yellow spot does lie slightly above where the Athletic Field is shown on the Google map. If this is significant, it puts it along Main street between Park and 2nd Streets. I'm more inclined to believe they just added it "by eye" instead of an exact measurement, but this is just my guess.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but besides this and the fact that the Fandango map has a less detailed shoreline, I find the maps are the same. I have overlaid a transparent version of the Fandango map over both a Google map and the one in my Maine Atlas, and see no significant differences in the coastline or the roads.

    bnut, can you be more specific about what area you mean when you say, "compare the coastline in the book to the actual satellite image - Look at the top of the picture in the book, and compare it to reality. The real coastline doesn't cut left anywhere near like in the picture?" I can't find a portion of the coastline that doesn't match up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedawailey View Post
    I believe this "yellow spot" area on the Fandango map corresponds with the Athletic Field in Bar Harbor, bordered by Main Street and Park Street. If I overlay the Fandango map with Google maps, the Fandango yellow spot does lie slightly above where the Athletic Field is shown on the Google map. If this is significant, it puts it along Main street between Park and 2nd Streets. I'm more inclined to believe they just added it "by eye" instead of an exact measurement, but this is just my guess.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but besides this and the fact that the Fandango map has a less detailed shoreline, I find the maps are the same. I have overlaid a transparent version of the Fandango map over both a Google map and the one in my Maine Atlas, and see no significant differences in the coastline or the roads.

    bnut, can you be more specific about what area you mean when you say, "compare the coastline in the book to the actual satellite image - Look at the top of the picture in the book, and compare it to reality. The real coastline doesn't cut left anywhere near like in the picture?" I can't find a portion of the coastline that doesn't match up.

    Thanks - Theda
    You and I have the same assessment of the athletic field. Not sure if it is important or not.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by poe67 View Post
    I get that and wasn't trying to say you were wrong. I've lived in Bar Harbor since 2003 and see the red roads on that map as the major roadways through town. The three horizontal roads at the top would represent, West St, Cottage St, and Mount Desert St. The road with the yellow spot is someplace along Main St in my opinion.

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    I agree on the streets. The map doesn't remotely match up to reality, however. Not at all. Take a look:

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    The proportions are off, the angles of the streets are off. It's an "artistic" drawing of a map. If you think we can narrow down a street based on it, I'd like to see it.

    Spring Street, specifically, goes way farther to the west in the book than it actually does in reality. Spring Street doesn't go the way it does in the book, at all. It goes the other way in the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by poe67 View Post
    You and I have the same assessment of the athletic field. Not sure if it is important or not.

    Joe

    I was convinced at one point that it was at the athletic field, too. Then I went there and realized it's a very well maintained athletic field surrounded by parking lots and endless human activity and people constantly mowing the grass and such and I don't have any idea how you could hide something on a field like that, or around that, and not have somebody accidentally find it in 15 years or whatever it is. It can't be there, how would somebody not blunder over it in 15 years?

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    thanks for sharing, ive been putting off going to look see, for awhile now
    i had thought about going this fall,but decided not to
    i kept thinking i cant break the riddle, but kept in mind Pel said visually
    too, and that idea got me to the same general area as the shore path, by
    comparing book imgs to internet imgs and google map imgs,
    gives me new vigor to work harder on the book, all your work,wish you had
    found it

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