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On my way to the beach today I came up with the idea for a hunt for Fenn's Tom's Treasure.  No, you don't have to go there to find the treasure which is the 1895 IH I found the other day, just solve the clues in n the test below and give the location and name of the beach.

I was on a mission today to find an old beach hoping it was cherry and longing for a tasting of it's treasure

Good luck! IMG_20180523_084122882.thumb.jpg.17de19c0a46bb05857e3e5d2e008f972.jpg

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That's an extremely hardcore where's wally! Nice beach though. Is it Cherry Beach, Michigan? 

 

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17 minutes ago, phrunt said:

That's an extremely hardcore where's wally! Nice beach though. Is it Cherry Beach, Michigan? 

 

Nope, not Cherry Beach, Thanks for the guess and you are welcome to try again.

Tom

 

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Old Mission Peninsula Park?

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13 minutes ago, Dukester said:

Old Mission Peninsula Park?

Nearly there, name the beach please

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1 hour ago, Jackpine said:

Nearly there, name the beach please

Haserot Beach on Old Mission Point in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Home to Cherry festivals and wineries.

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We have a winner!  Haserot Beach on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula which separates East and West Grand Traverse Bays.

Dukester send me a PM with your address please.

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Yahoo!! :biggrin:

Now if only I could figure out Fenn's treasure location I'd be able to retire!

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