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This cache has been archived.

The Rats: Unfortunately the landscape around GZ has significantly changed and no longer reflects the theme of this cache so its time archive this.
A memorial to the Gabriella can now be found at the Port Authority museum.

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Gabriella

A cache by The Rats Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/3/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A TEMPORARY CONTAINER IS IN PLACE TILL A MORE PERMANENT CONTAINER CAN BE CONSTRUCTED

In placing this cache I wanted to show people an up close and personal look at the making of steel without going on to the wrong side of the fence. As I scoped out the area looking for a suitable hiding spot I was continually drawn to watch what goes on on the otherside of the fence. Eventually, not wanting to draw attention to fellow cachers I moved away from the proximity of the steelworks to where I stumbled across this spot and its history.

The 'Gabriella' was a heavy lift cargo ship from the Netherlands. On Thursday 14th Aug 1986 whilst unloading at Port Kembla No:2 berth a shift in the load resulted in the capsizing of this ship. Regrettably lives were lost as the ship which had rolled onto its side sank in less than a minute trapping 2 surveyors within the ship.

The cache has been changed to a micro and should be well away from muggles. Be aware this is a popular fishing spot and quite often there are many eyes watching your movements. After completing the cache take the time to have a look around, this is the closest the public can get to the 'Big Australian'.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybjre yrsg fvqr

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:41 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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