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Traditional Geocache

Long Tail Point Lighthouse 1899

A cache by Astronomer's Lighthouse Hunters Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/26/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Three lighthouses were built on a slender sand bar island called
Long Tail Point about 3-1/2 miles north of the mouth of the Fox
River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Only the ruins of the first 1848
"Old Stone Tower" remain today. This series of two
caches is intended to bring you to this remote place to explore
what is left of these lighthouses and to tell some of the long
history of this isolated place. A boat or a hike across the frozen
bay in winter is required to get to these caches.

The 1899 Long Tail Point Lighthouse was the third lighthouse built on Long Tail. It was a one and one-half story square wooden building with a hipped roof that included a round cast iron lantern room. It was constructed offshore on a concrete pier with a wooden crib foundation. The previous 1859 lighthouse continued to be used as the keeper's residence until 1936 when the 1899 lighthouse was automated. Around 1945, a number of years following the completion of the Green Bay Entrance Lighthouse, the 1899 lighthouse was discontinued. On April 8-9, 1973 the 1899 Long Tail Point Lighthouse was washed off its pilings and destroyed by a storm. The coordinates above are for the cache container with a view of where the 1899 lighthouse once stood. The actual coordinates of the 1899 lighthouse were N44 35.056 W087 58.604.

Please respect and preserve the animal and plant wildlife in this beautiful natural area. Practice "Cache in Trash Out" and help clean up trash left by others thus leaving this area more pristine than when you arrived.

Boaters beware of shallow water along the shoreline.

Posting of photos with your logs is encouraged.

Bring a pencil or pen to sign the logs.

You are looking for a 7" X 4-1/2" X 2-3/4" lock & lock container.There are no trading items in the cache container. Best access is from the south/west side at the point.

Check out the other multi-cache in this series:

"Long Tail Point Lighthouses 1859 & 1848" Waypoint GCXHN8 (visit link)

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to and approved by John Huff of the Peshtigo, Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouce managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: (visit link)

WGA Cache of the Month- October 2010 Northeast Zone= (visit link)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:26:33 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:26 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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