Welcome to my first Mystery Cache listing!
When you arrive at the posted coordinates, you will find an informational sign entitled Mill Creek Aqueduct: Just Passing Over. In order to find this cache, you will need to read and analyze the sign and answer some multiple choice questions regarding it. In doing so, you will learn about the Mill Creek Aqueduct and why it is such an important structure!
The actual cache is hidden along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and is not too far away from the informational sign. You will be looking for a container with a purple lid, with room for trades. Make sure to bring your own writing utensil to sign the log! Good luck and happy caching!
This cache has been placed in accordance with the Cleveland Metroparks Hidden Object Policy.
With that being said, let's get into finding the cache!
The formula for the actual coordinates of the cache is as follows:
N 41° 24.ABC W 081°38.DEF
You will need to figure out which numbers match A, B, C, D, E, and F. To do this, you will need to complete the multiple choice quiz below. All of the answers can be found on the informational sign at the posted coordinates. Each letter will have its own question, and there will be four possible answers for each. Each answer will have a number associated with it, and your job is to pick the correct answer. The correct answer's number will be what you put in for A, B, C, D, E, and F. Once you have all of the correct answers, replace the letters with the numbers and you should have the coordinates for the actual cache! I will add the solution checker feature just in case you want to be 100% sure that your answers are correct. Good luck!
For A: The word aqueduct comes from the Latin aqua + ducere, which means what?
- 9 = "to lead water"
- 6 = "to carry water"
- 8 = "to guide water"
- 7 = "to divert water"
For B: In which year did the aqueduct experience flooding?
- 3 = 1961
- 8 = 1968
- 2 = 1971
- 7 = 1978
For C: How large was the wooden deck on the original aqueduct?
- 1 = 30 feet
- 6 = 35 feet
- 5 = 40 feet
- 0 = 45 feet
For D: Between the 1940s and the 1990s, which company leased the water rights to the canal in the area?
- 5 = ArcelorMittal
- 0 = Arconic
- 8 = Charter Steel
- 1 = U.S. Steel
For E: On which road was the company mentioned in the previous question located?
- 1 = East 49th Street
- 6 = Canal Road
- 4 = Warner Road
- 8 = Harvard Avenue
For F: The wooden parts of the aqueduct have been replaced with parts of which material?
- 3 = Bronze
- 6 = Steel
- 2 = Iron
- 7 = Gold