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Traditional Geocache

FORTE S.FRANCISCO XAVIER-SÃO ROQUE PDL

A cache by 18º PANTERA LEAL
Hidden : 5/8/2010
In Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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FORTE DE SÃO FRANCISCO XAVIER – SÃO ROQUE PONTA DELGADA

Esta pequena fortificação, na costa sul da ilha, foi erguida em finais do Século XVI com a função de protecção da aldeia e baía de Rosto de Cão, a sudeste da ilha, dos frequentes ataques de corsários e piratas. Trata-se de um pequeno forte, em cujos muros se abrem oito canhoneiras. Os fortes de São Francisco Xavier e de São Caetano visavam com o seu fogo cruzado defender os areais de Rosto do Cão: “do ponto de vista militar,esta pequena baia viria a adquirir uma importância significativa no sistema defensivo de Ponta Delgada, pois a cidade encontrava-se desprotegida na sua rectaguarda nascente em relação a qualquer desembarque efectuado nos areais de Rosto do Cão, que lhe eram praticamente contíguos e dela distavam apenas um quarto de légua” Riley, Carlos Guilherme; Castelos de Areia, A praia das milícias e o sistema defensivo da baía de rosto do cão

This small fort on the south coast of the island, was erected in the late sixteenth century with the role of protecting the village and bay of Dog Face, southeast of the island, the frequent attacks by corsairs and pirates . This is a small fort, whose walls are opened eight gunboats. The forts of St. Francis Xavier and St. Caetano sought with your crossfire defend the sand of the Dog Face: "From a military standpoint, this small bay was to have a significant importance in the defensive system of Ponta Delgada, because the city found itself helpless in your rear spring for any landing place in the sands of the Dog Face, which were virtually contiguous and it is located only half a mile " Riley, Carlos Guilherme; Castles of Sand, Beach Milícias and the defense system of the bay of Dog Face

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 9/16/2014 6:18:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:18 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum