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**Feb2** "SpruceHill Lake Island Cache"

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Hidden : 2/2/2007
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The cache is on a small Island close to the western shore of SpruceHill Lake. Easy access when then the lake is frozen, will require some bushwacking & short swim when not!!

A walk into Spruce Hill Lake from Old Sambro Road in Harrietsfield[ parking N44 35.092 W063 38.532]is a pleasant experience any time, but it is particularly beautiful in the fall of the year. You will be taken back in time as you explore the northeastern shoreline which was fortified with rock walls by local stone cutters and labourers in 1868. The main dam, built at the same time, is still intact, with a sluice gate that was opened and closed by the caretaker. This dam, an earthen structure, is 1200 feet long and 12 feet wide on top, with 16 inch granite blocks on the inner and outer slopes. The gatehouse, was built in 1889 of brick, concrete and granite. Its walls were 4 feet thick. Unfortunately the gatehouse no longer exists. When standing on the dam looking down the lake, the small Island close to the western shore holds the Island Cache.There is a trail at end of the dam that will take you to a point overlooking the Island.A short bushwack will put you on the shore. The easiest access is by the ice.( Red Cross recommends a minimum of 6"/15cm ice thickness) The cache {tobacco container} when placed contained a Lunneburg Co. Geo coin for first to find prize,Kleenex packet,Wah Wah Balls stress reliever,carabiner with light,Thing2,Felix Cat,geo pin,Mouse pad,& trash out bag with glove.
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