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Board: State: Maine
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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No Maine folks at Mystery Gathering
Board: State: Maine
Nov 1, 2004 5:53am
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What happened this weekend? Oceanwytch and Nautilus and Culex - not representing at the MG? You guys missed a wonderful weekend.

Looks like I'll just have to put something together for Maine this winter.
Whaddya say Laura?
Re: No Maine folks at Mystery Gathering
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #328 by phyto
Nov 15, 2004 6:52pm
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Wish we had been able to make it. It may just be a possibility to hold the second annual letterboxing at Laudholm gathering this winter/spring.....guess we'll have to talk Phyto.
Re: No Maine folks at Mystery Gathering
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #838 by Nautilus
Nov 16, 2004 4:21pm
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It would be great to have another Letterboxing at Laudholm Gathering! I'm ready, just pick a good date. Perhaps a little later than the one we had this year....there was still snow on the ground.
Re: No Maine folks at Mystery Gathering
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #861 by phyto
Jan 9, 2005 4:54pm
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Depending on the date I would be interested too! I am due to have my baby in late April/early May so June sounds more reasonable for me but whenever you do it I will try to make it. This would be my first gathering and I am eager to check it out! I might even be able to bring my letterboxing mom!
Re: No Maine folks at Mystery Gathering
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #1701 by limur
Jan 9, 2005 5:16pm
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It's too early to start now, but Nautilus and I might scheme up another Laudholm event this spring. We did it on March 21st of 2004, and there was still snow on the ground. This year it might be nice to let it thaw a bit before another gathering ;-)

phyto
Reminder: Art Guru Gathering!
Board: State: Maine
Mar 24, 2005 6:02pm
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Hey folks - just sending out a quick message.
Sunday, April 3rd is the Art Guru gathering in Gorham.

Look for some new area boxes and clues at that event.

Cheers!
Phyto
No one boxing??
Board: State: Maine
May 17, 2005 8:21pm
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Wow, this board has been dead for a while. Has anyone been boxing lately? I've been spending most of my free time boxing around the state. MaineKokopellian reached his F-100 a few days ago at Phyto's Riverton Trolley Park! That means he reached is 100 in 3 months....I'm so proud! :)

~Oceanwytch~
Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Aug 24, 2005 9:40am
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Howdy Mainers!

I'm hoping to get some help from y'all with regard to planting a letterbox near Pemaquid Point.

My family is gathering up there in mid-October to commit my grandmother's ashes to the deep off the Point. We did the same thing with my grandfathers ashes 18 years ago and it was her wish to join him there when the time came. Granny spent most of her summers in Maine as a young girl so it always had special meaning to her. My grandparents used to spend 2 weeks in the spring and another 2 in the fall in that area every year. It is my hope to plant a letterbox in memory of my grandparents near the place that held such a special place in their hearts.

Anyway, I'm a fairly new letterboxer and this will be the first one I plant. I was wondering how to find out if the Pemaquid Point lighthouse facilities would be open to the idea of planting a letterbox on the property, or if anyone up there is familiar with the area and has a better idea. At this point, I'm wide open to suggestions and advice.

Thanks in advance!

Lois in NC
Re: Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7621 by Warrior Maiden
Aug 24, 2005 12:29pm
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There are some boxes there already. We were just up there this summer - check LBNA for the nearby boxes in Lincoln County and perhaps contact those placers.

123 Family
Re: Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7629 by She Runs
Aug 24, 2005 2:44pm
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Thanks!
Re: Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7629 by She Runs
Aug 24, 2005 6:21pm
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Pemaquid Point has a box already placed at the lighthouse - "Angel Gabriel" and it's a fine reason to visit this location. I also have a box at Ford Frederick (Fort William and Henry) as well as some boxes in nearby Boothbay Harbor and Bath.

phyto from Maine
Re: Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7642 by phyto
Aug 26, 2005 9:05pm
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I got a reply from the Angel Gabriel LB, she said that it would be appropriate to place a bonus clue in her LB, because it was placed to honor her ancestors emigration to the new world back in the 1650's. Their ship was called the Angel Gabriel. I'm getting really psyched about this.

Lois
Re: Planting a Memorial Box near Pemaquid Point
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7728 by Warrior Maiden
Aug 26, 2005 9:06pm
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OOps, that was supposed to be "the OWNER of the Angel Gabriel LB" (blushing sheepishly)

L
Some 'Boxing By the Bay
Board: State: Maine
Sep 5, 2005 8:40am
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Thanks to all the folks that attended the Maine 'Boxing by the Bay
Event in Belfast on Sunday, September 4th! We had a blast boxing by the water and meeting all the new faces.

Present and accounted for were the following attendees:

Phyto & Isosceles
Cameooooo
Nautilus & Culex
Oceanwytch
Maine Kokopellian
AmyMisha (with Dog Walker)
Camera Obscura
Team Green Dragon
The Engraver
Corinna (D'oh! she also forgot her stamp)
Patriotic Girl and Mr. Peanut
The End and The Cat Meow
Cooties
Limur & Sangfroid
Country Boy and City Girl
Norasta and Guitarzan
F.O.O.L. (Fraternal Order of the Lizard)
Dr. Hawley Griffin
Old Hounder & Siamese
Mary and Dan Safari Man
Uneksia
MsDragonfli
Keltic Kara
Mac and Beedle
The Spooky Group
Cody B Cleo and Rubaduc

We know that the gas prices were through the roof, and several groups also sustained some car trouble, but we were thrilled to see everyone again and also for the first time. I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, the boxing by the water, the event clues and Windjammer clues as well.

Ringmaster Phineas Boch and Ringmistress Phyto collaborated to bring a special event only appearance of Boch's Circus. These Circus themed boxes were available as part of the Belfast Historical Society's History Walking Tour. I hope that hiding the boxes as part of this downtown walking map also gave folks a chance to enjoy some of the rich history of Belfast.

This brings me to my final word of thanks for Norasta and her husband Guitarzan. These two trekked 9 hours from Kingston, Ontario for our event. They also hid 3 boxes before the event and posted clues. As we walked around after the event on Sunday to find some of your boxes, we realized that the "I Love Lobster" box was hidden in a spot we didn't even find on all of our adventures to Belfast. Thanks for placing some fine downtown boxes for us to enjoy. What a treat after a gathering!

To those that attempted "Ah La Noix!"...it is indeed missing...Cameooo was the first to find this box, and luckily in time before it escaped. It will be replaced at some point.

Thanks again for making this one of the most enjoyable gatherings that Phyto and Isosceles have ever attended!

(cross-posted to LBNE)
Re: Some 'Boxing By the Bay
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #7935 by phyto
Sep 7, 2005 7:11am
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We (Norasta and Guitarzan and Asta) are back home again after a great time in beautiful Maine! Thanks so much to Phyto and Isosceles for the fun. The treasure map and event clues were super - a lot of work, we certainly were impressed with the amazing stamps. Boxing "in town" was a nice change and gave me some ideas for our gathering in May.
It was a real treat meeting new boxers and we hope to see you again if you venture west (and maybe north). We definitely will be returing for more coastal hospitality - and lobster!
Re: No one boxing??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #4242 by Oceanwytch
Oct 19, 2005 2:04pm
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WOW .The wildcats will reach 100 boxes found this weekend too ! and we only started the weekend of the 3rd of september ,Its all we do on weekends now ! ITS THE HUNT!!! it got us and won't let go .We are dreading winter .Wish we had learned about letterboxing long time ago . IT was that first box that got us ,Just call us mad lololol
Snow!
Board: State: Maine
Nov 23, 2005 12:26pm
Well, I was planning to try to get a couple more boxes planted before the first snowfall. But today the area I live in got its first snow, and its supposed to continue tomorrow. So I guess that didnt happen.


But the boxes are all made up, just have to plant, and one of these boxes is going to be pretty urban, so I will still get that one out if I can.

The Autumn themed box I made might have to wait awhile since I might not get to go hiking for a bit.

Not till I have winter hiking gear anyway.
Snow!
Board: State: Maine
Nov 23, 2005 12:59pm
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We'll look forward to the day you can plant them. Maine is one of my prime targets in the coming year. Enjoy the snow!!!

Take care, Orion
Re: Snow!
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #11526 by orion
Nov 23, 2005 3:39pm
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Good to know.

I have so many ideas right now for stamps and for locations that its too bad the bad weather has to come now. I'll try to be a good patient, letterboxer.

But Im also not letting the snow stop me from all my plantings....there are just some that shall have to wait.
anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Jan 16, 2006 10:15am
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Anyone from Maine been letterboxing lately??

I was just curious if there were any brave winter letterboxing souls out there.

I haven't been out since early november (with the exeption of the one-night-only indoor box palette in december) and I really miss boxing!!!


Maybe some more indoor appearances like the one Phishychick did would be good for Mainers.
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14574 by OddestGoddess
Jan 16, 2006 12:03pm
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Well, I'm not from Maine, but I did a bit of 'boxing last week -- of course I was in Southern California at the time!

I have no problem 'boxing in the winter, but it's been too cold for me lately. I'm more inclined to do drive by boxes than hikes though. When the temps hit the 50s (as I guess they did here in MA last week), I might be more tempted to go -- although I wonder how difficult spring boxing will be with the mud and water!


CPAScott
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14574 by OddestGoddess
Jan 16, 2006 12:08pm
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Quote I haven't been out since late October (with the exeption of the one-night-only indoor box palette in december) and I really miss boxing!!!


I know what you mean - I'm not keen on boxing in the cold and snow either. I discovered virtual letterboxing in November and since then I've been busy creating and finding virtuals.

If you're interested here's the link.
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/basicsearch/virtual.html
You can also get to it via Letterboxes > Advanced Search then choose box type: virtual
There are over 100 virtuals. I've created over 25 and I sure would like more finders.

It's a "letterbox you can find without even leaving home. A clue takes you around the World Wide Web until it leads to an image of a stamp that the finder can print out and add to their logbook." (from AQ's glossary)

The JARS virtuals include carved images of stamps that I carved myself.

JARS
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14578 by CPAScott
Jan 16, 2006 4:36pm
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it was in the 50's here in Maine too but it was rainy much of the time.

The mud will be interesting. Maybe bringing a change of socks and wearing good waterproof stuff will help??
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14579 by Lone R
Jan 16, 2006 4:44pm
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I started finding one of these once and got stumped and gave up. :(

but I think its a great idea and i even thought of starting my own sometime. Knowing there is a stamp image at the end to print out would make it worth it so I'll keep yours in mind! :)

I was only on the LBNA site for a long time, but now that I'm on atlasquest too and there are so many virtual boxes, its worth revisiting.
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14597 by OddestGoddess
Jan 16, 2006 7:26pm
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Quote I started finding one of these once and got stumped and gave up. :(


Some have suggested that my virtuals would be suitable for kids (i.e. they're fairly easy). I think it's true for many of them, especially the earlier ones, like Bridge View,
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/clue.html?gBoxId=10338
which is a short jumble - find 4 letters and put them in the right order.

JARS
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14604 by Lone R
Jan 17, 2006 11:40pm
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found it!!! You might just have me hooked now. ;)


Thanks for sending me the link, it was fun.
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14594 by OddestGoddess
Jan 19, 2006 1:49pm
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No boxing in the winter for us. We saved a lot of the indoor locations we knew about, for the winter time, for those days we get couped up inside and feel the urge to box. ;)

Then we have somewhere to go, and it's warm! yayyyy! ;)

YahYah
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14862 by YahYah
Jan 19, 2006 3:59pm
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Went boxing last weekend in Indiana. Gee whillikers but it was cold, but we had a great time. At least there was no snow.
zoemomma
Re: anyone been boxing despite the winter??
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #14875 by zoemomma
Jan 19, 2006 5:27pm
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I was visiting my daughter in Vermont last weekend. It was an absolute 2 degrees with a really stiff wind.... found 2 boxes and planted 7... Gotta love the winter!!! (PS.. I grew up in Vermont...and the winters are the best!).... I take a dog or two with me and it looks like I'm walking my dog in the snow!