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Victoria Island Carbide Mill cache

A cache by Zartimus Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/3/2003
In Ontario, Canada
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is hidden somewhere near the ruins of the old Carbide Mill on Victoria Island.

Victoria Island Carbide Mill Cache

Among other things, Victoria Island is home to the 19th century ruins of Thomas Leopold "Carbide" WIlson's carbide mill. In 1892 he discovered a method to mass produce calcium carbide and got very rich from the endeavor, while at the same time laying the foundation for much of the chemical industry of the 20th century.

There is also an aboriginal meeting place on the Island which features a superb totem pole!

The Island offers great views of Ottawa/Hull including the Museum of Civilization, Parliament hill, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

The cache is hidden between the wooden slats of an old barge dock made of large railway ties and is accessible only from the water's edge (don't worry, you'll stay dry, there are large rocks to stand on!). It behind a wooden board and a rock has been positioned to provide some cover. Please dress the cache back up again when you place it back!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:48 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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