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** Seasonal Note : From mid-Oct to April the historical markers are removed and you will not be able to solve the cache. It is stiil fun to walk along Perkins street to Fort Madison where the final location is **
Three Forts of Castine is an easy historical walking cache along a route with numerous historical markers approximately .75 miles from starting point to final cache location and is perfect for a picnic.
This cache is designed to park at the coordinates listed, Castine town dock, and then walk down Perkins Street past numerous historic markers which hold clues for the final cache location. The walk is approximately .75 miles and has beautiful views of historic homes and the Penobscot bay. You can also drive this route very easily. There are several take out restaurants in the immediate area of the starting point and you can grab something to eat when you arrive at the final cache location, or enjoy one of the town dock restaurants after the walk. As a bonus, there are three other caches located along the way (The Village Smithy, Trinity By the Sea, and Here Landed the First Europeans)!
Starting Point: Town Dock - N 44 23.236/W 068 47.765
First Point: Fort Furieuse - N 44 23.140/W 068 48.097
Question F: Final Digit of the year this fort was built?
Second Point: Battle Line - N 44 23.135/W 068 48.147 * just off Perkins Street at the intersection of Tarratine Street – 2 signs on opposite sides of street
Question C: How many countries formed the Battle Line?
Question D: How many guns were at Half Moon Battery?
Third Point: Fort Pentagoet - N 44 23.100/W 068 48.199
Question A: How many years to reconstruct this fort to make it "the largest and most formidable in the New World"?
Question B: The last digit of the final year of English possession?
Fourth Point: Fort Madison - N 44 22.930/W 068 48.623
Question E: Total number of 24 pound weapons fielded at this fort?
Substitute the answers of the questions above into the coordinates below for the cache location:
Final Point: N 44 22.ABC / W 068 48.DEF
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum