Sailor Jerry: The Navigator
In Wisconsin, United States
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Do not go to the waypoints listed below.
I had somehow survived 2 ½ months of boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes. I was immediately sent to Class “A” Navigation School at the Naval Education and Training Command in Pensacola, Florida. This was another 2 ½ months that I was happy to see finally coming to an end. All I had to do was pass the final exam and I would be on my way home for some well needed R and R. The exam was to be finished within the classroom. There would be no field work on this one. I was given a starting point, a list of distances and degrees, a protractor, a ruler and a compass. From there I was on my own. I had studied hard, so this was going to be easy. Listed below is the final exam.
1. Start at N44 30.445 W87 54.725
2. Go 504 feet at 142 degrees.
3. Next go 342 feet at 126 degrees.
4. Next go on a course of 349 degrees for 321 feet.
5. Next go 404 feet on a course of 102 degrees.
6. Finally go 125 feet at 88 degrees.
7. Transfer orders await you at the end.
Are you a Swab Jockey or a Navigator?
As of 9-7-2010 I have changed the coordinate checker to accept coords within a 30 foot radius since exact numbers are hard to come by. If the checker still gives you a red light, read the clue. This should then be a very easy cache to find.
Do not go to the above listed waypoints. They will lead you nowhere. This is a “solve at home” puzzle. Hopefully you already have the right program to figure this out, or you will have to find an online program. I used Garmin MapSource to get exact coordinates. Or just maybe you “ARE” a navigator and already know how to do this with just a compass and a protractor.
Now, just for the fun of it (and an extra scoop of S.O.S. on your chow plate) see if you can come up with the same Waypoints that I did using the process below.
Using the list above, divide the number of feet by ten and change those numbers into miles. The degrees remain the same. Do an overlay of a map of Wisconsin, using Athens Wisconsin as your starting point. Which towns/cities are now closest to your waypoints? How far off were you at the final?
Other Sailor Jerry Caches.
GC1JE3K Sailor Jerry
GC2DY23 Sailor Jerry: Gator Navy
GC2E9QD Sailor Jerry: Full Astern
GC2E257 Sailor Jerry: Life At Sea
GC2ECFD Sailor Jerry: Day of Infamy
GC2EJCN Sailor Jerry: Oceanus
GC2ENM7 Sailor Jerry: Battle of Sunda Strait
and GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.
The adventures never end.
I would save the final coordinates
to all of the Sailor Jerry caches.
They will be needed to solve
GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.
The FTF goes to gotta run who was On Course
and is now a certified Navigator.
[Classified Information. Loose lips sink ships.
All Sailor Jerry caches are located near water.]
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Last Updated: on 05/23/2016 16:29:18 Pacific Daylight Time (23:29 GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum