Earth Matters

Where on Earth, round 2

August 8th, 2011 by Mike Carlowicz


We had fun with last month’s “Where on Earth” mystery, so we thought we’d throw a new image out for your guessing pleasure.

A few hints…

+ German U-boats sank a tug nearby in 1918…

+ The ponds in the image were formed by retreating glaciers…

+ The main waterway in the image is partly man-made…

+ Down the road, a famous stretch of parkland just celebrated its 50th anniversary

We are a bit short on prizes — and federal laws keep us from offering much beyond our admiration. But after all, success is its own reward.

PS (added at 1:30 p.m.) — Well, clearly that was too easy. So let me make it harder – can you find my house in there? Aha! ¬†

ANSWER (added August 23, 2011) = the Cape Cod Canal

23 Responses to “Where on Earth, round 2”

  1. benidiri says:


  2. Cliff says:

    Cape Cod with Buzzards Bay on the Left and Cape Code bay on the right.
    Otis Air National Guard base can be seen in the bottom middle.

  3. Katie says:

    Cape Cod?

  4. Dan Craig says:

    Cape Cod Canal

    Love the “Where on Earth” mysteries. Keep ’em coming!

  5. kbrunt says:

    That’s the west side of Cape Cod!

  6. MF says:

    Looks like Cape Cod near the Town of Sandwich.

  7. Marceau GUIHARD says:

    Cape Cod

  8. Matt Boch says:

    Cape Cod!

  9. Jens says:

    Western Cape Cod between Cape Cod Bay in the north and Buzzards Bay in the south, connected through the Cape Cod Canal

  10. Noley says:

    Cape Cod canal, with the Cape on the right, Wareham area on the left, the upper end of Buzzards Bay at lower left. Have sailed the area many times. Lots of trips to and from Marblehead and Boston to the Vineyard and Nantucket.

  11. roger ramjet says:

    Anniversary of Hurricane BOB hitting the cape.

    I was camping in a tent on Lovells Island in Boston Harbor that week!

  12. Frank says:

    Panama Canal, Panama

  13. Lines Felinto de Oliveira says:

    Canal do Panam√°

  14. John says:

    Does Constantinoble (sp?) ring a bell?

  15. Ibrahim says:

    To me, it is more complicated to the level of differentiation between sea and land, whcih is which as we know color filteration and image orientation can turn things upside down, let us start with the bottom line, is it real?

  16. Rebecca G says:

    Cape Cod National Seashore just celebrated its 50th…I miss that shoreline!

  17. Mary Raczko says:

    Why it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cape Cod National Seashore of course!

  18. Doug says:

    Cape Cod! Good one…

  19. Kaz Hikida says:

    “Cape Cod Canal area”
    Like Long Island, NY, the entire Cape Cod is another natural gift from retreating glaciers!

  20. Ankit Raghuvanshi says:

    Very simple answer, “I Don’t Know”.

  21. Bonny Mac says:

    Cape Cod Canal, Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

  22. AA Allen says:

    I thought this was a contest, not a guessing game. Where are our answers to be sent? Surely not posted with all this gibberish.

  23. Andi says:

    Cape Cod Canal i think