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Ghost Town at Newport
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This cache is located on the grounds of Newport State Park. Entrance to the park requires a fee. The cache is a half-cup size Tupperware container and the exact location of the cache requires some knowledge of the historic lumber community that once existed at Newport.
Within the park is a Maritime Trails Marker located at these coordinates:
Fill in the missing numbers from the questions below to locate the final cache.
AB = The number of years that the Newport lumber community thrived.
18CD = The year the community was established.
Name of the Scandinavian immigrant who founded Newport:
Hans _ _ _ _ _ _ _ = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
From the location of the cache you can spot the remains of one of Newport’s lumber piers. Only the pier’s stone footings remain and they can be seen just breaking the water’s surface. If you imagine you are back in time, the pier would have extended out in the lake and lumber schooners would have lined the pier to load lumber bound for Chicago and Milwaukee.
There are also many interesting plants and animals within Newport State Park, and several identification cards are located within the cache. We hope that you take time to fully experience the park after finding the cache.
This cache was placed as a partnership with Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Door County Maritime Museum, and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. We hope you enjoyed learning the history the lumber community that existed at Newport and how it contributed to the growth of Wisconsin as a state. To learn more about Wisconsin’s maritime heritage please visit our other geocaches in Door County and throughout the state, or visit wisconsinshipwrecks.org!
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Michele Hefty 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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Last Updated: on 6/23/2018 2:00:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:00 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum