2020 Big Bay Hunt

Join the Hunt.  Solve the Mystery.

During Prohibition in a Baltimore speakeasy, a young flapper got her hands on a bootlegger’s ledger book. The pages were laced with cryptic messages, so she tucked it away in a secret place.  A century later, her grand-daughter uncovered the ledger and needs your help deciphering the pages to figure out where the old rumrunner stashed his money.

Join us for Marinalife’s 20th Anniversary Big Bay Hunt, where boaters will solve a 1920s mystery hidden in clues at seven marinas throughout the Chesapeake Bay. The hunt begins on July 4th and ends on September 7, 2020. Teams that solve the seven clues are eligible for prizes at the end of the hunt. Sign up to receive more details on how to participate. Read more about the ledger here!

Here’s How It Works

  • Register now! You’ll receive exclusive hunt updates. See the form below!
  • You must visit each place, in any order you wish.
  • At each marina find the clue: a framed picture containing a page from the ledger. Figure out the solution to the clue on the ledger’s page.
  • The solution to the seven clues is a single word.
  • Record each one-word solution on the Great Seal that was found in the ledger. Combine the seven words for the final solution.
  • Email the seven solutions to [email protected] for final instructions.

Register here for the 2020 Big Bay Hunt

When You Can Sleuth

The Big Bay Hunt starts July 4, 2020, and ends September 7, 2020.  If you need help solving a clue, or when you unravel the mystery, contact Marinalife at [email protected]. Winners receive prizes in September at the end of the contest.

Find Clues at 7 Big Bay Hunt Marinas

The Big Bay Hunt Map marks seven waterfront locations on the Chesapeake Bay that were noted in the rumrunner’s ledger. These seven Chesapeake Bay marinas have partnered with Marinalife to reveal secret clues for The Hunt. Use the links below for their exact locations and to book dockage with Snag-A-Slip:

  1. McDaniel Yacht Basin, North East
  2. Shelter Cove Yacht Basin, North East 
  3. Harbor East, Baltimore 
  4. Lighthouse Point Marina, Baltimore
  5. Inner Harbor Marina, Baltimore
  6. Harbour Inn Marina and Spa, St. Michaels
  7. Cambridge Yacht Basin, Cambridge

 

Thank you to all our sponsors who made the 2020 Big Bay Hunt possible!

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