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    bnut is offline Junior Twelever Copper bnut is on a distinguished road
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    So, for what it's worth, I thought I'd share some findings of mine. Take it for what you will, it's too far for me to ever go again. I had the best time on the island with a really great woman that night.

    Still remembering that night and the hunt for Fandango. I came up empty on the hunt so I'll just post what I've found, hopefully it will spur some thoughts.

    Note: [CAPITAL LETTERS] refers to the words in the margins of the pictures.

    The "Pace Forty South" phrase constructed from the red margin letters was noted here a long time ago.

    Somebody noticed here as well that the fox "follows his nose". If you find the words in the margin pointed out by the fox's nose you get:
    moon
    smile
    follows
    across
    a
    point
    upside
    down
    at
    treasure

    So keep that in mind but put it away for a minute.

    On the east side of the island, there's a Compass Harbor
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    See the compass on the back of the book

    then see it in map view, there's the key, pointing from porcupine island to just north of compass harbor.
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    Bald Porcupine Island Breakwater Bar Harbor Acadia Maine

    Also note that it points almost exactly to Snows Point - "nose point"?

    On the Cadillac Mac page, the key is pointing between the two signs, two posts, one pedestrian, one car, it's on the side of a road, the 40 mph road sign, remember pace 40 south.
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    Also note POINT in the margin. The key is pointing to Snows Point.
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    Now back to the fox follows his nose: the whole follow moon smile upside down,etc

    There is a street that looks exactly like that right near where the "key" points to, and the bright spot on the moon matches to a point on Barberry Lane:
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    Pace 40 south from the star on the moon smile leads you nowhere, but upside down, because
    moon
    smile
    follows
    across
    a
    point
    upside
    down
    at
    treasure

    Pace 40 paces north = about 100 feet, leads to 38 wayman lane (see number on buoy in lobsterman page)
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    38 Wayman Lane
    intersects with 3 streets:

    1. Hideaway Ln [HIDDEN AWAY]!

    2. Barberry Lane:
    Bar - [A MEASURE OF GOLD] as in a bar of gold
    Berry - the berries on the old lady page. Also 3 berries and three intersecting streets.
    2 bees on the old lady page - B ar + B erry

    3. Wayman Lane..not sure here...See the Shaman page with a clear W in the top stone - Shaman, Waman? Also see the face in the rock to the left just left of the first smoke ring that looks really like the like the big fat nose man in the moon in the other page, which gave us the whole upside moon smile.

    At the intersection you will find this:
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    A Shore Path sign
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    The Shore path sign reads:
    The path is open from dawn to dusk [DUSK TO DAWN] margin letters from the moon page itself!
    Open to the public thanks to the generosity of bordering landowners [A GIFT] from the moon page
    Look at the background color of the sign and then the blue border on the [HIDDEN AWAY] page

    On the Cadillac Mac page, the key is pointing between the two signs, two posts, one pedestrian, one car, it's on the side of a road, the 40 mph road sign, remember pace 40 south.

    Look at the Hidden Away page and look at all the matches for doubles, for two posts connected.
    Taurus to the left, two lines with horns above, like the sign.
    Libra, two scales balanced in the middle.
    Look at the symbol for Pisces, like an H pinched in the middle.
    Cancer, looks like a 69.
    Gemini at the bottom - two men or two lines joined together at the arms.
    And then the Da Vinci Vitruvian man with his arms perpendicular to his body and then raised above. Like the sign posts and then the top of them. Also notice the blue dolphin and compare its back to the top of the sign. Also compare the tops of the sign posts to the top of the clock with the kind of face (just offscreen here)
    Also the compass again
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    The [HIDDEN AWAy] page has an earth with a dotted line to the right like a shadow. The sign has the balancing rock with the shadow going linearly to the right at the very top, like the top of the HIDDEN AWAY page.
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    Also notice the drawing on the bottom of page 24 that looks like the earth at the top of the HIDDEN AWAY page, with things around the outside. "hide around the world"
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    The sign is right at the nexus of public and private property. The street is public property, the shore path is private but access is allowed as long as you are considerate of the owners of the property, and not federally protected national park land. A perfect place, maybe, to hide something?

    At the bottom of the left sign leg there is what looks to me like a key shape scraped into the wood. The "hole" is gouged into the wood. There is no corresponding mark on the other leg.
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    Random marking, just above ground level?

    Note the eye looking at a line with a triangle shape coming off the center line, with a Key behind it. This is a little hard to see but there are triangular supports holding up this leg of the sign:
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    I think Pel has said it might be difficult to find when there is snow on the ground.

    On the Hidden Away page there is a falling apple. Makes every schoolboy think of Isaac Newton - there is a Newton lane nearby, just look on google maps.

    There are a lot of triangles in the pictures, as people have noticed.
    The Shore Path is a triangle -
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    This has some really original ideas and great discoveries. Could hold some promise! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnut View Post
    Pace 40 paces north = about 100 feet, leads to 38 wayman lane (see number on buoy in lobsterman page)
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    38 Wayman Lane
    intersects with 3 streets:

    Great observations! Never saw these indications in the book before. One minor thing - the float with the lobsterman to me looks like a 36 in my book.

    Your post made me pull out my old book and notes - thanks for your insights on this!

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    Very interesting post! I like the idea of using the keys in the pictures. Did you ever consider adding the word "key" from the cover image?

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    This looks like some good information.

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