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The City With in A City Multi-cache

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Hidden : 04/12/2004
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corrected coords N44 15.581/W086 18.947 This cache will require some driving it will take you to some nice areas of Manistee Mich that I discovered while out caching.

The above cords will take you to a clue to help you figure out where the next stage to this cache is located.

The first stage is the last remaining traditional Great Lakes passenger/train ferry. The ship was the final of six sister ships built to plans developed by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in 1923. The vessel was launched on November 25, 1930. It was built to replace the _________, which foundered during a severe storm in 1929. The twin-screw vessel measures 348 feet in length, 56 beams, 16 draft. It is powered by four scotch fire tube boilers developing 185 working psi. The triple expansion engines are 1,400 horsepower each. This power combined with the 12 foot diameter iron propellers can drive the ship 14 knots or drive it through three feet of solid ice. The freight deck can accommodate an entire freight train (30 boxcars on four tracks). The vessel sailed under the Grand Trunk Railroad the majority of its career but was leased and operated by other railroads around Lake Michigan over the decades. It was purchased by the State of Michigan to operate as an Ann Arbor vessel in 1979. The ship was retired in operable condition in 1981 when the State of Michigan shut down its cross-lake ferry system

Once you locate this site you will need to find the near by building that is associated with the ship here. Add the number on the last 3 digits of each degree. this will take you to stage 2 N44 15.235 + 99=XXX W86 19.751+99=yyy this is a small mini M&M tube with the cords to the cache written on the side.

The Cache it is a Tupperware container please beware of the private property that borders this site. There is no climbing needed to retrieve the cache.

Please return everything to the spot that you found it.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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