Welcome to my latest case danger on deception island to learn how to play choose gameplay overview when you're ready to start the game choose either junior or senior detective.
Dear Ned Here I am on a ferry bound for deception Island one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State George's friend Katie Firestone is expecting me Katie's a marine biologist who's doing research into deepwater parasitic growth she also owns a whale watching boat and takes tours out practically every day I should be excited but for some reason I feel on edge like something's out of whack maybe it's because George and best arranged this little vacation for me and sometimes their plans don't work out so well or maybe it's because we're about to dock at a place called snake horse harbor kind of a creepy name for a town don't you think or maybe it's because I haven't been on vacation for so long that I've forgotten how to relax anyway we're here it's not raining but it's not sunny either it's just kind of gray maybe that's why I feel so strange every years Nancy.
Katie hi you must be Nancy I'm Katie Firestone come on I'll take you down to the boat great timing huh I just got.
Back from getting some groceries George could not have picked a better time to arrange for you to come out here just last week this Orca showed up in the channel and now it oh my gosh what happened someone tore the place apart.
The engines a mess parts are missing others are damaged why would somebody do this do you have any idea who did this no look you're on vacation just go relax or a bike into town or or take my kayak out it's at the end of the dock just always wear your lifejacket and don't go past the channel markers and if the fog starts coming in head to shore fast the fog we get around here is as thick as cotton and never go out without a GPS that's a global positioning system mine's somewhere around here anyway your bunks the empty one below why don't you go unpack need any help no I'm all.
Wonder what's in here.
It looks like whoever damaged your engine did something to your faucet - it'd be great if you could fix it the pipes are in the cabinet under the sink at least the person who messed up the faucet left all the pipes here I hope.
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That looks right the pipes all fixed I'll turn the water back on hmm there was something under the pipes.
You have reached whale world the Center for the appreciation and observation of marine life unfortunately everyone's busy right now so please call back better yet come in and see us in the meantime have a whale of a day.
Ah my trusty laptop good thing I recharge my batteries ah my brand new.
Anagram buster if I come across letters that need unscrambling I'll be all set.
Cool if I have to do research on anything I can use this see caves they might be fun to explore.
Okay if I use your microscope sure go ahead.
- cool Wow.
Apparently our saboteur took all the books out of the drawer up here must have been looking for something want me to put them away if you could put them back in the drawer for me that would be awesome okay what's the best way to get all these in here with no space left over.
You know Nancy for what it's worth I shot my mouth off pretty good at the town meeting last night what do you mean this Orca this killer whale showed up in the channel about a week ago and has been hanging around here ever since all by itself she was getting way too close to boats so I called the National Marine Fisheries Service they made some recordings and did some tests on her analyzing them in the meantime they ordered all boats to stay at least 300 feet away from her or risk paying $1,000 fine that's what the meeting last night was about some people don't like that idea the people that fish for a living sure don't they're steering clear of the whale by taking the long way around the island to get out to sea which cost them time and fuel some people say she should be captured and towed out to sea and what do you say I agree with the no boat zone I also think that if she's found to be sick she should be shipped to a research facility for treatment not returned to her pod I said as much last night only much more strongly do you want me to call the sheriff for you actually I'd rather not get the sheriff involved the insurance company would raise my rates and I just can't afford that besides I've got my very own private detective now you who is Andy Jason Andy does whale watching tours too if I had a dollar for every time he's come here trying to talk me into selling out to him I wouldn't be fixing this engine I'd be buying a new one see you in a bit enjoy.
This note wasn't here before was it no whoever messed up my boat must have written it uh-oh Katie's GPS doesn't look so hot.
What's up I'm afraid whoever tore up your boat also wrecked your GPS device oh no it'd be ashamed for you not to go kayaking I know bike to the hot kettle cafe and see if Holt Scotto will let you borrow a GPS from him see you in a bit have fun.
Looks like somebody's running for a Harbormaster.
Hang on I'll be right with you actually I'm looking for someone named Holt Scott oh so what do you want I'm Holt Scott oh I'm Nancy Drew Cady Firestone said I might be able to find you in here you're not one of them save the whale and heck with everybody else Crusader types like she is are you I I'm just here on vacation her true colors came out real clear last night us fishermen don't count all that matters is rescuing that poor precious Orca out there to heck with people trying to make a living of course is the way she makes her living being hurt by that whale why no her business is booming now ain't that the hottest thing her boat was.
Ransacked this morning she ticked off a lot of people last night that's what she gets for being so meddlesome anyway welcome to snake horse Harper home of cadborosaurus that's how this place got its name you know whose horse Waris well. That's the sea monster Native Americans used to see out my channel ever so often called it the snake horse had the head of a horse and the body of a giant snake people on Vancouver Island started calling it cadborosaurus after it or one of its relatives was seen a couple of times at Cadbury Bay we call it caddy for short does it ever do anything back in the late 1800s he took the rap for a lot of hoodoos around here fog could roll in at night and men would just vanish it was a snake horse people and see little did they know why do you think they vanished well they'd been shanghaied see a bunch of establishments in town had secret panels built right into the walls dyed be having a drink one minute next minute he'd be clobbered over the head whisked into a secret passageway and taken out to a ship waiting in the harbor he'd wake up on the high seas and discovered that if he wanted to survive he'd better do what the captain ordered no matter what he was before he was now a sailor it was a cheap way for captain's to get crews back then in an easy way for some of the town's citizens to make money whoever trashed Katie's boat also ruined her GPS oh now that's a shame thing is.
I'd like to go kayaking while I'm here only I can't without a GPS oh now that really is a shame tell you what I got a spare right here in my duffel you know what else I got in my duffel I have no idea this is a little seamanship quiz I whipped up I'm thinking about making people pass it before they're allowed to ran to any kind of water crap once I had to come Harbormaster here the idea is to cut down on having to rescue people got no business being out on the water in the first place trouble is nobody's actually taking it yet I need a guinea pig you mean if I take the quiz you'll let me borrow the GPS if you pass the quiz the GPS is yours you'll need that container for the last question did you say you were a fisherman fourth generation I finished every ocean for just about every fish you can make money fishing for lived here for the last 11 years are you retired fishermen never.
Retire young lady after all what would we do go fishing the only reason I'm not out there right now is because I've been in and out of campaign meeting since 8:00 this morning no offense but you.
Don't look like a politician yeah why thank you young lady I'll take that as a compliment I think it's high time people around here started doing what makes sense instead of doing what's politically correct all the time Harbormaster we got now bends over backwards so far for the environmentalists it's a wonder he can still walk upright see you around yeah whatever.
What can I get for you Nancy since we haven't met there's only one way you could know my name on the day my aunt iris turned this place over to me she said Jenna you're about to become a real good listener since she wasn't right so you own this cafe and iris left it to me three years ago it's been in the Dublin family since the day it was built which was back in like 1866 or something so you're visiting Cady Firestone my condolences your condolences me and her don't see eye to eye on a couple of things what kind of things that'll work out there should be rejoined with her pod as soon as possible period end of story no matter what miss fancy schmancy science degree says other people may be bamboozled by all her talk of data charts and field tests and monitoring what nots but not me the only thing she wants is to get that whale into an aquarium it wouldn't surprise me if Katie's been secretly feeding it which is against the law by the way and you know what else it wouldn't surprise me if she trashed her own boat because she knew that after that meeting last night everybody would assume that holt did it and not want to vote for him I got an idea let's change the subject does Andy Jason.
Ever come in here everybody comes in here know how some people can't go a day without coffee people around here can't go a day without a bowl of my clam chowder in fact if you ever want a free sample just say the word is Andy Jason.
In here now by any chance actually he only comes in once or twice a week says he's too busy of course the reason he's so busy is because he's too cheap to hire another person to help him run the place kind of surprised me when I heard he was trying to buy Katy Firestone out must have something up his sleeves all I can figure what do you know about the shanghaiing that used to go on around here it never went on that's what I know shoving grown men into passageways and carting them off two ships never to be seen again it's just a big colorful tall tale never happened instead of the chowder do you.
Think I could try one of those muffins coming right up next one will be on the house - mm-hmm.
That was delicious here let me get rid of that for you think I could try a bowl of your clam chowder coming right up next one will be on the house - hmm that.
Was delicious here let me get rid of that for you it's been fun talking to you yeah hasn't it though looks like I can't.
Go in there.
What is this card thing good question and I was said it and the others like it have been on the walls in here since the place was built.
A book on sea monsters very cool.
Each flags dance for a letter of the alphabet and so did those words interesting.
Hi there welcome what can I do you for are you Andy Jason that's me how'd you know I'm Nancy Drew I'm a friend of Katie Firestone's I saw your business card on her boat nice to meet you Nancy any friend of Katie's is a friend of mine.
Even though she keeps refusing to sell out to you I must admit that is a little frustrating you've got quite a setup here it's my mission to see that everyone who comes to snake horse harbour leaves with a greater appreciation for marine mammals and if I make a buck in the process that's cool too.
Why do you want to buy Katy out she can't be taking that many customers away from you I don't like her taking any customers away from me and frankly with this whale doing it's orphan thing out there I'm losing a lot of customers to her.
Isn't the whale just as good for your business as it is for hers Katie convinced the Fisheries Service that she should be allowed to monitor the orcas condition which means she can get right up next to the whale while my boat has to stay away.
What do you think should be done with the orca out there nothing I think people should just leave it alone I mean why do we humans always think we know best we can barely deal with ourselves let alone a whole other species.
Someone ransacked Katy's boat while she was in town this morning made a real mess hmm wonder if it's related to those burglaries this actually looked more like vandalism maybe Katy came back before the thief could get around to stealing anything what kind of stuff was stolen in those other burglaries food tools clothing electronics there was no sign of forced entry no trace of who did it sheriff's still scratching his head whoever ransacked Katie's boat tore a bunch of parts out of her engine it's like they wanted to make sure she couldn't go anywhere for a while that's too bad.
In a way it's kind of good I mean for you at least very true as long as her boats out of commission I'll get all her customers thanks for your time drop by again miss please don't touch that.
Wow that's a beauty.
Looks like I need a key card to play.
Hi Nancy I'd like to play the games in your Center but it looks like I need some kind of key card here you go this will activate all the games it will also keep track of what games you've won and it'll let you play all the games as many times as you want that boat in a bottle you have is fascinating it was made by one of the first non-native Americans to settle here a guy named Benjamin Hawkins I bought it from this lady who kind of went bonkers after her husband died.
Was Benjamin Hawkins a sailor this historian who was in here once said he was pretty sure that was a model of a pirate ship so now I tell people Hawkins was a pirate but like most of the settlers around here he was probably just a farmer thanks for your time my pleasure