|Cache Description: Located on the bank of the Great Ogeechee River south of Savannah, Fort McAllister Historic Park is the home of the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The sand and mud earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads, but did not fall until captured in 1864 by Gen. William T. Sherman during his "March to the Sea."
To find this cache, you will have to work a little and hike some trails. You might want to bring something to make notes with/on.
Go to Stage 1 (posted coordinates) and learn some of the history of the CSS Nashville. You will also see some of the ships parts recovered from the nearby Ogeechee River. Read the nearby history signs to answer the following questions:
A) What was the displacement for the CSS Nashville? Take the third and fourth digits of the displacement and add them together. Call the result A.
B) What was the draft of the CSS Nashville in feet? Take the first and second digit and add them together. Call the result B.
C) What was the top speed of the CSS Nashville in knots? Add the two digits together. Call the result C.
Go to Stage 2 and see where the CSS Nashville met its end. Along the shoreline where the pier starts, you will find a sign to help you complete this question.
D) The pier was a cooperative project. One of them was the Coastal _________ Division. How many letters in the missing word? Call your answer D.
Please substitute your answers into the coordinates below to find the geocache container!
N 31* 53. A B C W 081* 11. D B A
Fort McAllister Historic Park is also part of Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding Trail (website). Geocachers are encouraged to bring a picnic, experience the park’s history, see the wildlife (birds included) on the nearby nature trail. Grab a park map and just follow your GPS receiver. You should expect to see tidal marsh, dense groves of trees heavily draped in spanish moss, and Civil War history. If you see something unique, please tell us about it and your adventure in your log.
It is a bit of a hike to the cache so be careful and drink water. The cache is regular sized and should fit most trade items – remember to leave something if you take something. Please re-hide as good or better than you found it!