National Park Mystery Photo 44: These Slickers are Not for Slackers

Get ready to heave.

In which unit of the National Park System was this photo taken? What are these youngsters doing?

Readers who answer correctly will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing. This month the prize will be a Freedom of the Hills deck of cards from The Mountaineers. Each card features various mountaineering tips.

No cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery of any description, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "Due to the inclination of the moon's orbit and the resulting movement of the earth around the barycenter, and due as well to the perturbing influences on the earth's orbit by the other planets, the true sun is not always exactly on the ecliptic for a hypothetical observer at earth's center, but may be some arcseconds north or south of it."

The answer will be posted in tomorrow's Traveler. Meanwhile, we'll embargo that information so everybody can take a crack at it.


Are they Having a "whaling experience" at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park?

Sorry, Eric; it's not a "whaling experience" at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. You'd get more credit for a logical guess if that particular park had a whaling vessel in the water. New Bedford's Ernestina is a restored Grand Banks fishing schooner.

How about a "rigging activity" at Salem Maritime NHS?

Is it Salem Maritime NP on the "Friendship" ?

First correct answer has been submitted by viewmtn. Well done. Eric and Ken just submitted the same incorrect answer. Do you suppose those two guys are working on this together?

Now you're talkin', Ken. Good job.

Is it the Friendship at Salem Maritime National Historic Site? Hoisting a sail?

I need to read the other responses more closely. I submitted the same wrong answer that Eric and Ken did.

To Eric Nelson; Yes, that one is right. To GeorgeS: Yes, that one is wrong.

You're right, celbert. Who's next?

Hoisting a sail on the USS Constitution in Boston

The home port of the USS Constitution is indeed Boston (the Charlestown Navy Yard, to put a finer point on it), but that's not where this photo was taken.

You're in the right ballpark, Treelizard, but you need to get the park's name right and you need to tell what those youngsters are doing.

OK, volknitter, so what were those kids doing when i took this photo?

Well, Tom provided a partial answer, but we're stickler for details, while volknitter has circled back and nailed it down.

Tom, you're slowly piecing it together. But what are they doing??

Tom, you've nailed it down and can now rest on your laurels.

Treelizard, are you going to refine your answer?