Laughing Waters | Mr. Fitz Goes Sailing
In Wisconsin, United States
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Final cache is at N44°AB.CDE W88°FG.HIJ
When you get to the waypoint you will see a plaque that memorializes a visit to the town by Mr. Fitz on his way to do some serious fishing to the East. He made the stop at what was once a Labor Hall, Local ADJ. Mr. Fitz is no longer with us but we do know a lot about him and one of the things that we know is that he was fond of the water and fond of boats that traveled on it. You'll need to identify the boats pictured above to solve the puzzle and get the final coordinates. I know that I could do a whole bunch of puzzles about Mr. Fitz, but I want you to discover some perhaps unknown sea-faring things about him that you may not have know before doing this cache.
A: Mr Fitz is seen here on his own private sailboat which you'd expect to be much larger, but was, in fact, only a FI foot long "Victura" sailboat. CORRECTION 9.16.07 H changed to I. Bad resource of initial information.
B: This Ferry that bares his name is much larger than his own boat but not as large as its Sister ferries which each have the capacity of IHEE passengers.CORRECTION 9.30.07 Answer for the JFK ship referenced can also be GEHH/2, but that's not the answer I was using for the puzzle.
C: Here Mr. Fitz is pictured in his youth on a very famous boat that bares the hull number __-BHC.
D: This boat bares his name as well, but I couldn't find a single bit of information on it, except that the photo was dated ACGH.
E: This isn't a boat of Mr Fitz, but this boat did ram into one of his bigger boats. The hull number of that bigger boat is __-IG.
F: Also not his boat (nor one he was ever on), this one is however a popular diving attraction off of his island (which has something to do with picture C) and is under DE meters of water.
I hope you now know a little bit more about Mr. Fitz and his fondness for the water. Happy sailing!
MENASHA: Named after the Indian wordMenashay meaning “settlement on the island,” along with its sister city Neenah meaning “clear water” they are collectively also taken to mean "Laughing Waters" for the sounds that emanated from the twin falls on either side of the island.
This series will not only introduce you to the city of Menasha, but also give you some significant historical knowledge about this town which many drive through just to get from the north side of the Valley to the south. So, the next time you pass through town, you might want to take a little time to look around and appreciate its many unique offerings and establishments.
A huge thanks to Alderman Taylor for providing even deeper historical insight and information than I was able to obtain. It is our hope that after doing the series you will be inclined to stop for a bit the next time you drive through town and appreciate what a unique little community it has been and continues to be by re-inventing itself.
Abguvat orggre guna n fzbbgu fnvy.
Last Updated: on 8/14/2017 10:15:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:15 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum