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As there's been no cache to find for months, I'm temporarily archiving this to keep it from continually showing up in search lists.

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The Lost Telegram

A cache by The Petoskey Stones Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/10/2004
3.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


NOTE: The cache IS NOT at the coordinates listed above.
It can be found within two miles of the given coordinates. You will need to solve the following puzzle in order to obtain the proper coordinates. Good luck!

The location, where this cache resides, has been undergoing some significant changes during the past year. The actual cache location was no longer suitable, so a temporary cache was placed. I hope to relocated the permanent cache soon (the last time I checked it was still not possible to do so). Meanwhile, please follow the instructions I posted when I placed the temporary cache. They are:

"I have now placed a temporary container in a location near the original cache. If you seek this cache, and find that it is inaccessible, you may sign the log sheet in the temporary container. Simply follow the paved walkway to the first obvious resting place. A camo'd 35mm film can can be found on the backside. Sign the log sheet that is inside the film can."

In the mid-1800's long distance communications were handled by the telegraph operators who employed Morse Code to send messages over vast distances. In 1858 the first trans-Atlantic cable was installed, and by 1877 four such cables were installed and in use. Messages could be relayed from one telegraph office to another, with competing telegraph services cooperating with one another to the benefit of all. The day of the telegraph was numbered, however, and soon Morse code and the telegraph key were replaced by more modern inventions. Such days were the domain of the enterprising inventor.

Recently, an original copy of a message, that was once relayed through a New York telegraph office, was discovered during the renovation of a New York bistro. It is reproduced here for your entertainment.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Additional Guidance (not hints)...

Checksum: If you add all of the digits together from the latitude and longitude, and then add the digits of the result together, you should end up with the single digit '9'.

Cache: Outer 'container' is small to medium in size, but inside has little room for more than the log, stashnote, and a Gift Card to Barnes & Noble for the FTF. To open this outer 'container', unscrew its "ears". (Don't lose them!)

Mud: Be prepared to get mud on the soles of your shoes. Leave your dress shoes at home.]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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