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Graveyard of the Pacific - CDS V - USS Plainview

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Hidden : 09/02/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC - CDS V

This cache is part of the Cache Dash Splash V - Graveyard of the Pacific series. CDS V GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC - CDS V This cache is part of the Cache Dash Splash V - Graveyard of the Pacific series. CDS V occurred during the period of 9/12/19 - 9/15/19. Find all 15 of the CDS V Graveyard of the Pacific caches, complete the CDS V passport available at: http://cachedashsplash.com/passports/ or you can also pick up a passport at the Long Beach Visitor Bureau. Click the following link https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com/ for more information. THE GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR [source: imgur.com] At the mouth of the Columbia River sits the particularly dangerous Columbia Bar. This sandbar is about 3 miles wide and reaches about 6 miles into the ocean. This navigational nightmare has claimed over 2,000 vessels and 700 lives since 1792. occurred during the period of 9/12/19 - 9/15/19. Find all 15 of the CDS V Graveyard of the Pacific caches, complete the CDS V passport available at: http://cachedashsplash.com/passports/ or you can also pick up a passport at the Long Beach Visitor Bureau. Click the following link https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com/ for more information.

THE GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR


At the mouth of the Columbia River sits the particularly dangerous Columbia Bar. This sandbar is about 3 miles wide and reaches about 6 miles into the ocean. This navigational nightmare has claimed over 2,000 vessels and 700 lives since 1792.

The mouth of the Columbia has a worldwide reputation. US Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment responds to hundreds of calls a year in these dangerous waters. This Coast Guard station is also home to the National Motor Lifeboat School.

The Construction of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (1856) and the North Head Lighthouse (1898) reduced the number of shipwrecks that occur at the mouth of the Columbia River. These lighthouses are staffed 24/7 and remain in operation to this day.

THE CACHE

 

 

At the listed coordinates, you will see a sign entitled "A Disastrous Year". All the information you need to get the final coordinates will be on this sign.

The final coordinates are at:  

N 46 18.ABC W 124 3.DEF

To find the missing numbers, simply find the answers on the sign to following questions:

A= The year 1X53 is noted as a disastrous year. What is the X number MINUS 1? That will be "A".

B= Under the line, "One Week, Three Shipwrecks," What January day was the Vandalia last seen by the crew of the Grecian? Make that number "B".

C= Keeping with the "One Week, Three Shipwrecks", What is the second digit of the day the remains of the I. Merrithew were found at the base of North Head? Make that number "C".

D = Under the "Wreck of the Oriole", the Oriole arrived with materials to build the Cape Disappointment lighthouse. The Oriole arrived in September of 18X3. Make the missing number of the year MINUS 1 be the answer for "D".

E = The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was finally built in October of 185X. Take the last number of the year and SUBTRACT 2 and make that number "E",

F= The Potrimpos was stranded on a beach several miles north of the listed coordinates in 189X. What is the last digit of the year PLUS 1. Make that your answer for "F".

The cache is located not far from the listed coordinates. Happy hunting!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N gerr unatre

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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