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New York Admin: I regret to report that the cache owner has not responded to the prior note about this disabled cache. I'm archiving it opening the area up to others.

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Sloat's Dam

A cache by MitchNY Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/01/2008
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A well preserved example of a old hydro-system.


The Sloat's Dam brought industry to this area along the Ramapo River. This Mill pond, Dam, Control gates and Millrace were built by Isaac Sloat before 1792 to provide water power for a Sawmill and Tannery. It was next utilized by son, Jacob Sloat in the early 1800's to power a cotton textile mill. Originally built as a stone dam, with the invention of Portland cement in the late 1800's, it was rebuilt and reinforced, continuing to serve the Sloat mill as a power source until 1914, when electricity came to the village of Sloatsbug.

There are 3 stages (micros) and the final which is a 30 cal Ammo Can.

A few warnings:
Stage 1 is near an active rail road and not near the tracks.
Crossing a river is very dangerous.
Do not try to jump the river with your car or motorcycle
Use the roads to travel between stages


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgntr 1: Fgbar Tngr; Ebpx Jnyy; Evtug Fvqr, Raq, haqre Ebpx
Fgntr 2: Pyvzo 12sg;Ovt Ebpx;Gerr;Ebbgf;Biny;
Fgntr 3: Qevir;Jnyqeba Greenpr; 6" Gerr Fghzc; Ubyr;Ebpx pbire
Svany: Ebpx Svryq (Ynetrfg Ebpx)

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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