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From Sea to Shining Sea (Atlantic)

A cache by Katherine Lee Bates Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/08/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A two part, two island, two state, two ocean, multi-cache that requires transcontinental cooperation.

The cache is not at the listed coordinates.

To start, you will need to brush up on your Hawaiian History. Below are some key moments and events in the history of the nation's last state. Some simple research should allow you to complete the dates.

Captain James Cook and the crews of the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery sight O'ahu, Kaua'i, and Ni'ihau on January 18, 1778. Cook names his discovery the Sandwich Islands in honor of his patron, the Earl of Sandwich.

Hawai'i's first cattle—five cows, two with calf—are brought ashore at Kealakekua Bay from Captain George Vancouver's ship on February 2A, 1793.

Kamehameha I the first to unify the Hawaiian Islands under a single leader dies at Kamakahonu, Kailua-Kona, on May 8, 181B.

The first newspaper in the Hawaiian language, Ka Lama Hawaii, is run off the Lahainaluna Seminary press on February 13 1834.

Hawai'i's first English-language newspaper, the Sandwich Island Gazette, is published in Honolulu July 30 1836.

The United States recognizes the Kingdom of Hawai'i on December 1J,1842.

The first steam vessel to come to Hawai'i, the British side-wheel steamer Cormorant, arrives May 22, 1846.

The first shipment of ice arrives in Hawai'i from Boston via San Francisco on September 14, 1850.

Lava from a great eruption of Mauna Loa threatens Hilo August 11, 1855.

The cornerstone of Queen's Hospital is laid July 17, 186C.

The first leprosy patients are taken to Kalawao on Moloka'i's Kalaupapa peninsula January 6, 1866.

A holiday in the memory of Kamehameha I is proclaimed June 11 1871 by his grandson, Kamehameha V. (And June 11 remains a state holiday!)

The U.S. Senate ratifies the Reciprocity Treaty on August 15, 187K allowing sugar and other products to enter the United States from Hawai'i without customs duties.

The cornerstone of 'Iolani Palace is laid under Masonic auspices on December 31 1879. OR if you like this date better: The construction of 'Iolani Palace, at a cost of $350,000, is completed December 27, 1882.

The yacht Casco arrives January 24, 1889 with Robert Louis Stevenson and family aboard.

Queen Lili'uokalani is deposed on January 1D, 189E; a provisional government is established under Sanford B. Dole. (Yep that's the Pineapple Dole).

The first motion picture filmed in Hawai'i is shot May 10, 189H by Edison photographers on their way through Honolulu.

On January 20, 1900 a fire intended to rid Chinatown of the bubonic plague flames out of control and destroys 38 acres of buildings.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrives at Kailua-Kona July 25, 1934 the first U.S. president to visit Hawai'i. On July 27, he visits Honolulu.

The U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities convenes April 19, 1950 in 'Iolani Palace to conduct hearings on Communist influence in Hawai'i's labor organizations.

An act signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower designating Hawai'i the fiftieth state becomes law on March F8 1959.

And finally June 1G, 2005, sillygirl & jrr find their first Traditional Cache on Oahu, Strangled Palm.

Now that you have the dates completed, Stage 1 Atlantic can be found at:

41 AB.CDE
71 FG.HJK

At this location is a small magnetic strip with some coordinates. See the hints section for assistance with the find. There are way too many hiding places, and the purpose of the cache is not to frustrate cachers. However, the coordinates on the strip are for Stage 2 (Pacific)! So now what?

Well, you will have to team up with a cacher from Hawaii who has found Stage 1 (Pacific), and swap the necessary data.

1. Look below for notes that any Hawaiian geocacher may have posted requesting a partner to exchange coordinates with. If you find someone, click on their user name to get to their profile page, then email them via geocaching.com and arrange the trade between yourselves.

2. If you fail to find any such notes, you can post one yourself on the counterpart Hawaiian cache page, GCWBGG, From Sea to Shining Sea (Pacific), requesting a partner to exchange coordinates with. Hopefully, someone in Hawaii who needs a partner in Rhode Island will read your note and contact you via geocaching.com. (You may have to wait a bit for this to happen.)

3. If you've waited more than three weeks without finding a partner, please contact the Hawaiian cache owner, and they will give you the Stage 2 coordinates. (Of course, I could give you the coordinates myself, but that wouldn't be in keeping with the transcontinental spirit of this geocache!)

Important Notes: Please do not post premature "found it!" logs. If you post a "found it!" log before completing Stage 2, your log will be deleted (after fair warning, of course). Also, please remove any partner-seeking notes you post on the Hawaiian cache page after you've found a partner. Otherwise, you'll keep getting contacted, and folks there will be frustrated by the clutter of old notes. Whenever we find outdated notes on these two cache pages, we will remove them. Finally, please don't post any coordinates on either of these cache pages. Posts that include coordinates will be deleted as soon as they are discovered.

Note: The Attributes above are for the final stage. Stage 1 is kid friend, stroller friendly, and a very short walk (depending on where you can find a parking place).

You can check your answers for Stage 1 on Geochecker.com.

Note: To avoid any sort of confusion, you may only log the cache which you physically found! You are not allowed to log the opposite coast cache just because you teamed up with someone at the other side of the country.

23 April 2009 - The final coords have changed slightly. Subtract .001 from N and .005 from W for hte time being.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Stage 1: Face the street, sit leftmost *or* rightmost on leftmost bench, feel under 1st "rib" on left *or* right - same bench, either side basically]
[Stage 2:] Va gur ynfg ynetr prqne orsber gur jngre

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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