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Lock 40

A cache by 1jofrko14 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/15/2019
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Welcome to my second Mystery Cache listing!

When you arrive at the posted coordinates, you will find an informational sign entitled How do you travel uphill in a boat?.  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 Lock 40 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 pill bottle covered in camo tape 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° 25.ABC          W 081°38.DEF

You will need to figure out which numbers match ABCDE, 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 ABCDE, 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 AHow many locks were there between Akron and Cleveland?

  • 6 = 41
  • 9 = 43
  • 2 = 44
  • 1 = 40

For BWhat is the name of the canal boat that is shown in the big picture?

  • 8 = Mr. Smith
  • 9 = Mrs. Smith
  • 6 = Mr. Rogers
  • 7 = Mrs. Jones

For CWhat is Lock 40 also called?

  • 9 = 8-Mile Lock
  • 3 = 9-Mile Lock
  • 0 = 10-Mile Lock
  • 7 = 11-Mile Lock

For DHow were locks along the Ohio and Erie Canal operated?

  • 7 = Machine-operated
  • 1 = Automatically-operated
  • 6 = Pulley-operated
  • 8 = Hand-operated

For EIn the four steps of the canal lock operating process that are at the bottom of the sign (the four pictures), what is the third step (or picture) in the process?

  • 1 = Water level is adjusted
  • 2 = Boat enters lock area
  • 6 = Lock gate is closed
  • 0 = Lock gate is opened and boat exits the lock area

For FIn the picture in the top right of the sign, what type of buildings are shown along the canal near Lock 40?

  • 4 = Gristmill
  • 7 = Steel mill
  • 2 = Sawmill
  • 3 = Feed mill

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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