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AGT-Forest-Lighthouse Island Cache
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The geocache hidden at the posted coordinates is a regular geocache, however, it is also part of the Allegheny GeoTrail (AGT), a publicly funded project designed to promote a pleasant and positive experience and image of the Allegheny National Forest region and its gateway communities. The AGT utilizes the growing interest in geocaching to assist both residents and visitors to the area in learning more about the unique attractions in the ten participating counties. This cache contains a unique self inking rubber stamp which you should use to stamp your Allegheny GeoTrail Passport to verify that you found it. When you have found a minimum of six AGT caches, you will be eligible to have your AGT passport validated and receive a commemorative AGT trackable geocoin at participating locations. You must have your official AGT passport with you when you find this cache in order to stamp it. Click on the Allegheny GeoTrail Logo below to visit the AGT website at www.alleghenygeotrail.com for complete details and a listing of participating locations where you may pick up and validate AGT passports to receive your souvenir geocoin, trackable at www.geocaching.com .
This cache is placed on Lighthouse Island,. The island was the site of a sand and gravel mining operation for many years, but was donated by J. Jack Sherman to the Hunting & Fishing Museum of PA as a building site along the beautiful Allegheny River. The island boasts of several interesting and scenic sites. It is located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Tionesta Creek. The riverbank surrounding the island averages 10-15 feet high, is rocky and steep, with dense vegetation and a narrow (0- 10' wide), rocky flat area adjacent to the water. The historic Timber Crib Dam, circa 1872 and nominated as a National Historic Structure, lies at the mouth of Tionesta Creek on the eastern shore of the island. A boat launch into the Allegheny River is open to the public free of charge at the upstream end of the island, while the downstream end of the island offers handicapped access to a recently constructed fishing pier. Enjoy the view of the beautiful lighthouse constructed by J. Jack Sherman as a tribute to his family on the middle section of the island. The lighthouse is open to public tours on special occasions periodically. In good weather, there is a dirt road that will zigzag its way back close to the cache, but if road conditions don't favor your vehicle, you may want to park near the lighthouse or boat launch.
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:33:42 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:33 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum