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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:12 pm 
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The Star-Spangled Banner (SSB) Geotrail will launch February 27, 2010 with over 30 caches within Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia!

A trackable geo coin will be awarded to the first 400 geocachers, while supplies last, for locating at least 20 SSB caches. To be eligible for the coin, geocachers must download a passport from either the SSB Geotrail http://friendsofchesapeakegateways.org/projects/ssb_geotrail
or Maryland Geocaching Society website. Geocachers must find and log at least 20 SSB finds, record the code word from each cache on their passport and post a picture of yourself at each cache location. After discovering the 20 required caches, geocachers may have their passports validated in person or via mail at the Friends of Chesapeake Gateways office located at 410 Severn Ave, Suite 314, Annapolis, MD 21403. Please refer to the passport for complete validation instructions.

The passport is attached or may be downloaded from the main project website at:
http://friendsofchesapeakegateways.org/projects/ssb_geotrail

Bookmark list of all SSB caches:
http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=447c304b-d771-4788-8d6b-7c976531e3f6

We will post updates to the geotrail, coin inventory and cache status in this locked thread.

For additional information on the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, please visit the National Park Service website http://www.nps.gov/stsp/index.htm

A huge thanks to all of our volunteer cachers for assisting with placing the hides! The SSB Geotrail would not have been possible without your hard work and extra efforts!

SSB Geotrail Caches:
SSB - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
SSB - Parker's Creek ACLT
SSB - Mt. Calvert Historical Park * Pig Point
SSB - Caledon Natural Area
SSB - Bladensburg Waterfront Park
SSB - USS Constellation
SSB - Baltimore National Heritage Flag House
SSB - Myrtle Point Park
SSB - Riversdale Historic House & Museum
SSB - Kiptopeke State Park
SSB - Kings Landing Park
SSB - Hoffler Creek Park
SSB - Fort Boykin Historic Park
SSB - Fells Point Historic District
SSB - Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
SSB - Sotterley Plantation
SSB - Captain Salem Avery House Museum
SSB - Point Lookout State Park
SSB - Greenwell State Park
SSB - Fort McHenry
SSB - Concord Point Lighthouse
SSB - Mason Neck State Park
SSB - Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum #1
SSB - Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum #2
SSB - Congressional Cemetery
SSB - Dumbarton House Museum
SSB - North Point State Park
SSB - Tangier Island Museum
SSB - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
SSB - Piney Point Lighthouse
SSB - Calvert Marine Museum #1
SSB - Calvert Marine Museum #2
SSB - Carlyle House Historic Park & Museum
SSB - Stratford Hall Plantation
SSB - Annapolis Maritime Museum

SSB - Mount Harmon *Will publish at a later date.
SSB - Ferry Point Park *Will publish at a later date.
SSB - Darnell's Chance * Will publish at a later date


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:58 pm 
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SSB Geotrail Caches - Special listing dates:
SSB - Calvert Marine Museum #1 *Will publish on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
SSB - Tangier Island Museum *Will publish on March 5, 2010.
SSB - Mount Harmon *Will publish on April 1, 2010
SSB - Ferry Point Park * Will publish late, date TBD.
SSB - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum *Will publish late, date TBD.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Coin Redemption:

You can redeem your passport either by mail or in-person.
If you mail in your passport, please be sure to keep a copy for your records. You can fax a copy to the office in advance. Be sure to write your name, geoname and address on your passport!

The office is open for SSB Passport validations Monday - Thursday 10:00 to 4:00.

The address and contact information is:
Eleanor Mahoney
Friends of Chesapeake Gateways
ph: 410.260.2484/ fax: 410.263.2135
410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403

Each week I will try to post the coin inventory in this thread.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Published today:

SSB - Tangier Island Museum GC22APC


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:31 pm 
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As of March 19, 2010

A little over 80 coins have been awarded.
As of 3/19, coins have been shipped to all cachers who mailed in passports.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:07 pm 
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We were hoping to have a few more SSB's ready by April 1 but we will have to wait a few more weeks.

Please look for these in the near future:
SSB - Mount Harmon *Will publish at a later date.
SSB - Ferry Point Park *Will publish at a later date.
SSB - Darnall's Chance *Will publish at a later date

I will post in this thread as soon as we have a release date.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:38 am 
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Look for Harve de Grace & Darnall's Chance to publish this weekend!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:44 am 
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As of Friday, April 16th 135 coins have been awarded.
There are still 265 coins available!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:07 pm 
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As of June 1, 2010, there are 200 SSB coins still available!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:25 am 
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OK folks, as of January 3, 2011 we only have 100 SSB coins available!
If you have not taken the time to submit your passport or complete the trail, I would encourage you not to wait.
Please feel free to send me a pm or email if you have any questions.

The address and contact information for coin validation is:
Eleanor Mahoney, Chesapeake Gateways
ph: 410.260.2484/ fax: 410.263.2135
410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403


Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:15 pm 
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The Chesapeake Gateways in now part of the Chesapeake Conservancy.
They are still located in the same offices in Annapolis but the email and phone number have changed.
The new contact information is:

Eleanor Mahoney
Chesapeake Conservancy
ph: 443.321.3625
email: emahoney at chesapeakeconservancy.org (insert the @ sign and remove extra spaces)

410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403

And yes, there are SSB coins still available!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:06 pm 
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The new contact for the SSB is Cindy Chance of the National Park Service. She is located in Annapolis, the same office as Eleanor Mahoney, the previous coordinator. Cindy's information is also located on the passport for the Captain John Smith trail.

According to Cindy today, the SSB still had 100 coins available. I think a previous count I was given was incorrect.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:15 am 
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As of Friday, January 6, 2012 the NPS still has plenty of coins available!
CJS - 168
SSB -107

If you have any troubles with any of the hides, please send me a pm or email.

Thanks!
Sue
Calvertcachers @ gmail.com


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:46 pm 
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As of January 1, 2013, there are 40 SSB coins still available!
If you are working on this series, I would encourage you to submit your passport soon!


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