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You Sank My Battleship!

A cache by brdad Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/19/2002
In Maine, United States
4 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In memory of the old time favorite game "Battleship" here is my rendition in geocaching form. All sections are located within Bangor city limits. Coordinates given are same as the center square of grid below. Allow yourself some time to do this cache as it involves a few hours travelling around town to aquire the necessary information. The final cache is very difficult to find in the snow!

Once you have determined the position of all 3 PT boats, you will need to determine the orientation and move some numbers around some. Here is all the information you will need to figure the final coordinates:
On the grid, North is "up".
PT-1 is not traveling the same direction as PT-3
PT-3 is more east than PT-2.
All PT boats are either heading north or east.
For translating rows to numbers, A=6; B=7; C=8; D=9; E=0.
The front portion of a PT boat represents the columns (numbers 1-5).
The rear portion of a PT boat represents the rows (numbers 6-0).
Latitude: N 44  (PT-3 front)(PT-1 rear).(PT-3 rear)(PT-1 front subtract 1)(PT-2 rear subtract 4) 
Longitude: W 068  (PT-3 front)(PT-1 rear).(PT-2 front)(PT-2 rear)(PT-1 front)

The final cache is an ammo box cleverly hidden in a wooded trail system within the city. Please rehide the cache exactly as it was found and be careful about being seen as these trails are often visited by dog walkers and other non-cachers out for some fresh air.

Below is a modified Battleship game board which consists of a 5X5 grid. Hidden on the grid are 3 boats, all of which are the ever elusive "2 holed" PT Boats, Named PT-1, PT-2, and PT-3. To find the coordinates of the battleship (final cache), you must first locate these 3 PT Boats. Once they are located, you will have to do some slight calculations to obtain the coordinates of the final cache.

To fire a shot, simply visit the location of one of the 25 virtual type targets. There are no cache containers at any of these locations. Any that are behind fences or that are off limits for other reasons can be viewed and verified from a distance. Determine if the answer to the question for that location is true or false. If the answer is true, it is a "hit"; if the answer is false it is a "miss". There is no need to go to all 25 locations, but you will need to find all 3 PT boats in order to obtain coordinates for the final cache.

For a printable one page copy of the battleship gameboard and clues for finding the final cache Click here.

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A 44 48.933
68 45.940
Was established
in 1906
44 49.469
68 43.519
There are 27
donors on plaque
44 47.096
68 48.307
Dedicated by Angus
King, Jr.
44 48.464
68 45.753
There are 3 benches at the center garden
44 47.321
68 46.689
There is a plaque on back of statue.
B 44 48.296
68 47.276
Letter "S" has a
balloon attached
44 48.130
68 46.221
Recovered August 1878
44 49.497
68 46.073
There are 4 basketball hoops.
44 48.027
68 48.560
Vehicle on display
has tracks
44 47.851
68 46.422
Was erected in
C 44 48.428
68 48.237
Moose has 2 feet touching ground.
44 47.847
68 47.786
There are 4 similar trees at his spot.
44 49.616
68 47.594
Dedicated August
9, 1969.
44 47.735
68 47.488
There are 11 8-letter words on this plaque.
44 48.230
68 48.270
Tower is 5   colored squares high.
D 44 48.901
68 45.327
Bleacher seats are aluminum.
44 48.330
68 45.612
There is an eagle on top of museum.
44 48.108
68 47.091
Closest gate has
1 section.
44 48.708
68 44.578
Date on building
is 1878.
44 48.245
68 46.280
3 of the people are
holding peaveys.
E 44 49.432
68 44.574
Building is
Acadia Hall
44 48.453
68 46.953
Structure has 6 windows around it.
44 47.883
68 46.190
Monument is on NE corner of base.
44 48.172
68 46.312
Statue figure is not wearing footwear.
44 48.328
68 46.593
Bridge is painted green.



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