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Old Ironsides

A cache by Ether Bunny Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/01/2018
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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This is a Virtual Cache. There is nothing hidden. To claim credit you must prove your visit. Read below.

The ship is back open but with limited hours. Updates are on the ship's Facebook page.

The USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. It is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. Launched in 1797, it was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. It was designed by Joshua Humphreys. The ship was built in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, at Edmund Hartt's shipyard. Old Ironsides is perhaps best known for its actions during the War of 1812. The heavy frigate captured many merchant ships and defeated multiple British warships. The ship circled the world in the 1840's, and carried American artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878. Read more about Old Ironsides here.

To log this visit as FOUND, you must visit the ship. There are two ways to prove your visit. Either one is enough:

1. Post a photo IN YOUR LOG of the ship with you or your GPSr in the photo. DO NOT SEND THE PHOTOS TO ME.
OR
2. Go below the deck to find out who was the First Lieutenant as of January 1840. The museum staff doesn't have this information. DON'T POST THE ANSWER. Message the cache owner through profile with the correct answer.

Failure to fulfill at least one of these will result in log deletion. And no spoilers!

Boarding the USS Constitution is free and is currently open Wednesday through Sunday. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. The ship is accessible by foot at the end of the Freedom Trail. The ship and museum are open to the public. A security check is required before boarding the ship. Adults must have a valid ID. Children need no ID. The museum is free but donations are accepted. Paid parking is available nearby. Click here for information on visiting the ship.

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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