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Buccaneer Booty Multi-cache

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Hidden : 09/02/2002
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Geocache Description:

Sort of a Pirate Football theme. The coordinates above are not correct, see clues to find it.

To find the Buccaneer Booty, you will first have to do some internet pirate research. To find the waypoint for your first stop you will need to answer some questions.

Gasparilla day celebrates the time when Jose Gaspar’s Krewe invaded Tampa. What year was Gaspar’s ship attacked by the USS Enterprise? This will give you number A. A – 1447 = the last three digits for Longitude N27° 50. _ _ _

In more modern times in what year did Pirates invade the Big Sombrero? Use this as number B. B – 1950 = the last two digits for Latitude W082° 48.0 _ _

Go to these coordinates and look for a plaque that answers this question. What year did Mr. Mears settle his land? This becomes number C. C – 1513 = the last three digits for Longitude N27° 50. _ _ _

Nearby, you will find a toothless Gator. Don’t be afraid, if He gives you any trouble, just roll Him onto His back and rub His belly, He will go right to sleep. Count His toes. This is number D. D + 408 = the last three digits of Latitude W082° 46. _ _ _

You now have the coordinates for the Booty. Take a drive to another park. There is parking near the cache. The cache is at the base of some trees at the edge of the trail. No bushwacking required. My GPS had an accuracy of 30 feet due to tree cover so take a look at the picture and find these trees.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)