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Hidden : 02/10/2014
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Cache IS NOT at the posted coordinates. Doing your homework in advance will help speed the search for a container located at a beach access in the southern end of town. Not in the bushes so do not damage the surroundings. Parking coordinates provided. Some may find it easier to retrieve than others depending on physical agility capabilities. GPSr said accuracy was 6 ft. Please replace where found. Permission was granted for this cache placement.

The physical cache container
at the posted coordinates

If you decide to go there you are best advised to have a boat.
In order to find the cache you do not need a boat but you will need to be at:
N 35° 52.   A   B   C   and   W 075° 34.   D   E  F

To find the correct coordinates answer the following six questions and replace the above letters with each corresponding number answer for that question. They should not be tricky but you must pay attention to the details in order to calculate the correct final answers. All answers are on this page:
  1.   =   What single digit date designates when a communication link between Philadelphia and Baltimore was established?
  2.   =   What day in 1984 was important for medicine bottle safety?
  3.   =   What is the single digit number obtained when you subtract a 1775 name change date from the day the 1777 Continental Congress adopted a representative symbol of our independence and our unity?
  4.   =   What is the digit for the day of the month that was important for American, Dutch, French, British, and Soviet Union troops in France?
  5.   =   What is the sum of the two digits for the one day (in 2012) that was just a tad longer than the others?
  6.   =   What is your single digit number if you subtract the date that a patent was granted G.L. Pierce for an indoor court game's spherical inflated ball from the day in 1896 a patent was issued for an important kitchen appliance?

This geocache is located at June Street, a Beach Access in Nags Head, NC. According to the Georgian calendar, used today by most of the world, June is the sixth month and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. It was not always that way, however, because it was once the fourth month on the Roman calendar with only 29 days. In 46 B.C. Julius Ceasar gave the month 30 days when he reformed the Roman calendar.

The flower for the month of June is the rose, and the gems are the pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone.

Fathers Day is celebrated every third Sunday in June.

Except during leap years, June 30 is the 181st day of the year. With only 184 days remaining, the year is almost half over. The June Bug is named for the month that we see them occur the most. Also known as the June beetle, these critters hide out in soil for a few years in their larvae form and emerge as beetles in June.

June is traditionally the month public school lets out for the summer, although our grandson is in year-round school so he's in class while his sister is home.

June is often considered the wedding month and became the popular month for scheduling weddings because the pregnancy was least likely to interfere with agricultural duties, and was when couples were likely to be the cleanest (visit link). I've been told it's also where the “don't throw the baby out with the bathwater“ axiom comes from. But June is popular for a lot more than just weddings.

  • June 1: Norma Jeane Mortenson, known to most as Marilyn Monroe, was born in 1926.
  • June 1: Deaf and blind author and educator Helen Keller died at age 87 IN 1968.
  • June 2: American television, film, and stage actor, Gerald Patrick “Jerry” Mathers was born. Best known for his role in the television sitcom series Leave It to Beaver (1957~1963), in which he played Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, the younger son of archetypal suburban couple June and Ward Cleaver (played by Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont), and the brother of Wally Cleaver (played by Tony Dow).
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Day, all about eating ice cream . . . . . . specifically Rocky Road ice cream.
  • June 3: De Soto claimed Florida for Spain IN 1539.
  • June 4: Old Maid’s Day considered by some as important as Father’s Day.
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day. Made for cat lovers who really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair, and hug your cat . . . no matter how brief a hug before the feline saunters away. If your cat is a true hugger, count your blessings. Dog lovers...sorry, but hugging your dog will not suffice, you simply must hug a cat. Don't have a cat? You can correct this because June is also "Adopt a Cat Month".
  • June 4: Frozen Yogurt Day. Not to be condused with another day for a tasty, frozen treat. Frozen yoghurt is a delicious treat for a warm, sunny day. Generally healthier than ice-cream, som consider frozen yoghurt to be just as good.
  • June 5: Telegraph line opened in 1846 between Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD.
  • June 5: The Safety Cap for a Medicine Bottle was patented by Ronald Kay in 1984.
  • June 5: Annual World Environment Day created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to focus attention on important environmental issues.
  • June 6: The day in 1944 when American, Dutch, French, British, and Soviet Union troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. All combined there were 160,000 soldiers.
  • June 7: Daniel Boone began exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky in 1769.
  • June 7: United Colonies changed its name to United States in 1775.
  • June 7: Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crystal Blue Persuasion" in 1969.
  • June 8: A previously unknown aria written by Johann Sebastian Bach in October of 1713 was discovered among documents from a German library in 2005. It is the first new work to be discovered by Bach since 1975.
  • June 9: In 1534 Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.
  • June 9: James Oglethorpe was granted a royal charter in 1732 for the colony that became the U.S. state of Georgia.
  • June 10: Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink of alcohol in 1935. Smith and Bill Wilson started Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • June 11: The American Continental Congress formed a committee in 1776 to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.
  • June 12: Carl Elsener patented his penknife in 1897 which later became known as the Swiss army knife.
  • June 12: The U.S. switch from analog TV transmission to digital was completed in 2009.
  • June 13: Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System in 1983.
  • June 14: The Flag of the United States was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day is always June 14th, a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation and has a proud and glorious history.
  • June 15: Smile Power Day. Love may make the world go round but a smile makes the world a happy place. A smile is a powerful thing. Best of all, it's contagious. However, we do note that in order to be effective, a smile must be sincere. People can see right through phony or forced smiles. Spend the whole day with a big, bright smile on your face. Flash a toothy smile to everyone you encounter and feel the power. You never know when you're warm smile just might turn someone's day right around...for the good!
  • June 16: The first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY, in 1884.
  • June 16: The 2014 Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day. For several years various motorcycle businesses informally promoted every third Wednesday in July as Ride To Work Day. The event continued to grow and in 2000 a non-profit organization was formed. In 2008 it was changed to the third Monday in June to better accommodate riders world-wide, and to give more riders an opportunity to participate.
  • June 17: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere in 1885.
  • June 18: Go Fishing Day. A day to go out and bring home a healthy, tasty, meal for the family. In trying to determine the origin of Go Fishing Day our research could not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We were hot on the trail of the creator and eventually discovered his address. When we got to his home to ask about his creation of this day, we saw a sign on the door. It reads "Sorry, we are not home. I've gone Fishing!"
  • June 19: Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth in 240 BC using two sticks.
  • June 19: English colonists leave Roanoke Island in 1586 after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.
  • June 20: Eli Whitney applied for his patent on the cotton gin in 1793.
  • June 20: West Virginia became the 35th state in 1863.
  • June 20: Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867.
  • June 21: Summer Solstice, the meteorological start of summer (although in 2016 it will be on June 20) when the tilt of the earth's semi-axis is most inclined toward the sun. Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26'. This happens twice each year, at which times the sun reaches its highest position in the sky, directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer. For several days before and after each solstice the sun appears to stand still in the sky, i.e., its noontime elevation does not seem to change from day to day.
  • June 22: The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA, in 1909.
  • June 22: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war in 1944.
  • June 23: Valerie June Carter Cash was born in 1929. An American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp and acted in several films and television shows. Carter Cash was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and was ranked No. 31 in CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002.
  • June 24: John Cabot landed at Newfoundland in 1497 leading the first European exploration of the North America region since the Vikings.
  • June 25: James Naismith created an indoor game to provide an “athletic distraction” through the brutal New England winter of 1891. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions with two peach baskets affixed to a 10-foot-high railing. The first formal rules were devised in 1892 with iron hoops and a hammock-style basket introduced the following year. It was almost four decades later on this day in 1929 that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted G.L. Pierce U.S. patent #1,718,305 for the “basketball.” Tony Hinkle redesigned it in 1950 to its current orange color allowing players and spectators to see the ball more clearly.
  • June 26: The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River in 1804 after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
  • June 26: W.K. Clarkson, Jr., of NY was granted a patent in 1819 for his improved version of the “velocipede”, a precursor to the bicycle, but it is no longer known what this patent covered, for the records were destroyed in the Patent Office fire of 1836.
  • June 26: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States in 1870.
  • June 26: The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of chewing gum in 1974 at a supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
  • June 27: To keep atomic clocks in line with the Earth, an extra second was tacked on at the end of this day in 2012. The extra second, or “leap” second, was added at midnight to account for the fact that it is taking Earth longer and longer to complete one full turn — a day — or, technically, a solar day.
  • June 28: The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday in 1894.
  • June 28: The first commercial transatlantic passenger service takes place in 1939.
  • June 29: Buddy Holly recorded the song "Peggy Sue" in 1957.
  • June 30: The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI, in 1953. It sold for $3,250.
  • June 30: The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1971 when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.
  • June 30: William Hadaway was issued a patent for the electric stove in 1896.

Please remember to replace the container in it’s secure position and that stealth is of the utmost importance here during the summer season. If your search activities are observed by Muggles this cache is certain to grow legs and wander.

Congratulations to TrinIzzyCar who not only braved the ice, snow, rain and cold to find this cache but was brave enough to point out that my math and GPSr skills need still need a little work if I want people to find the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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