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Wreck of the Ocean Wave

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Hidden : 8/23/2010
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Geocache Description:

This cache is located on Whitefish Dunes State Park property. Entrance to the park requires a fee. The cache is in a ½ cup Tupperware container and the exact location of the cache requires some knowledge of the scow schooner Ocean Wave, one of many shipwrecks located off the shore of Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Within the park, a Maritime Trails Marker is located at the following coordinates.
44° 55.580’
087° 10.926’

Fill in the missing numbers from the questions below to locate the coordinates of the final cache.

A= How many miles is the Ocean Wave from this site?
B=How many masts did the Ocean Wave have?
CDE= I how many feet of water does the shipwreck lie?
FGHI= The year the Ocean Wave sank
JKL= (The amount of money Captain Fletcher supposedly left in his cabin + 593).

In July 2010, the park installed a large anchor at this location and soon you will find an interpretive exhibit of shipwreck timbers that have washed up on the beach. You’ll want to check back at this location in the future! Many interesting plants and animals also make their home at Whitefish Dunes State Park. We have placed several identification cards within the cache. We hope you take time to fully experience the park after finding the cache.

This cache was placed as a partnership between Wisconsin Historical Society, Whitefish Dunes State Park, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Door County Maritime Museum, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. We hope you enjoyed learning the history of just one of the shipwrecks here. To learn more about Wisconsin’s maritime heritage visit our other geocaches in Door County and throughout the state, or visit!

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Rick Ostrowski of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: (visit link)

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