The Shellback Plus Award

Shellback Plus Award

In some navies, sailors who have crossed the equator are called Shellbacks, but in order for you to qualify for ITN’s SHELLBACK PLUS award all of these requirements must have been met: 1) crossing the equator (0° latitude), 2) crossing the prime meridian (0° longitude) and 3) crossing the International Date Line (180° longitude).

Each can have been done by land, sea or air.

Check your journals and scrapbooks to find the approximate year and general location that you accomplished each of the three feats, jot them on a slip of paper and send it in with a check for $7 to Shellback Plus Award, c/o ITN, 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. An 8½"x11" certificate imprinted with your name and suitable for framing will be mailed to you.