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Canal 2 : La Voûte

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Hidden : 05/04/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Canal de l’Aisne à la Marne

Parking au dessus de la Voûte : N 49°06.263 E 004°14.488
Si vous avez trouvé l’Aqueduc(GC1AV01), vous savez déjà que l’eau de ce bief vient en partie de la Marne. Le creusement du tunnel qui mesure 2302 m commença en 1840 et ne se termina qu’en 1856 .
Au début, les péniches étaient tirées par des chevaux. Ce système fut ensuite remplacé par un câble sans fin accroché à la paroi et mu par une machine à vapeur. Ce touage fut enfin remplacé par des tracteurs électriques comme celui que vous pouvez voir à Condé, utilisés jusqu’en 1974.
Pendant la guerre de 14, des péniches transformées en canonnières trouvaient refuge dans le souterrain après avoir bombardé les lignes allemandes. (Voir maquette au fort de la Pompelle)

Parking area above the Voûte at : N 49°06.263 E 004°14.488
If you found l’Aqueduc (GC1AV01), you already know that water is brought up from Marne in the higher reach. Excavating the tunnel, which is 2302 m long, began in 1840 and ended in 1856.
At the beginning, barges were pulled by horses replaced by a warping cable along the tunnelwall. Then towing electric engines were used until 1974. You can see one of them near the canal in Condé. Now barges are self-propelled.

During WW1, barges transformed into gunboat take refuge into the tunnel after bombing german positions. A model is shown in la Pompelle fort.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nh pbrhe qh obhdhrg / zvqqyr bs pyhzc

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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