Skip to Content

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.

Virtual Cache

Bay Area History - The Brooklyn

A cache by Jean&Jim Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/12/2003
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


In 1845, religious persecution caused a group of people to charter the ship Brooklyn to take them from New York to the Mexican territory of California. The ship left on February 4th, 1846 and arrived in Yerba Buena on July 31st, 1846. On the way, they stopped off at the island the man who inspired the story Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on. They went around the horn, stopped off at Honolulu, Hawaii before ending their journey in the San Francisco Bay. The American population of Yerba Buena doubled with the arrival of the Brooklyn.

The coordinates will bring you to a marker commemorating the voyage of the Brooklyn. To log this find, find the marker, enjoy the bay vista, log the find and email us the length, width and weight of the ship. If there is a difference, we will discuss it off line. As always, don't give away the answers in your log (even if encrypted).

Now a days, the building behind acts as a navigation marker for modern day mariners. The grounds are open daily.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



 

Find...

380 Logged Visits

Found it 373     Write note 5     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 71 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 1/7/2018 5:17:15 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:17 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page