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Dead Man's Chest: Message in a Bottle

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Hidden : 10/28/2006
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Arrghhh! This be a cache along t' Santa Cruz coast at Lighthouse Field State Beach, and 'tiz part o' t' Dead Man's Chest series o' geocaches.

On a dark and stormy night long ago when pirates sailed the Seven Seas, the pirate ship North Sea Dragon wrecked upon jagged rocks along the Santa Cruz coast.

The half-drowned survivors struggled ashore with their pirates treasure amassed by raiding Spanish ports along the Pacific Coast.

They hid their treasure chest (filled to the brim with gold doubloons, rubies, and pieces of eight!) and vowed to a man to return for their cache.

They built a launch from the wreck of the North Sea Dragon and went back to sea.

But the unlucky pirates met with more ill-fortune, and none of them was ever heard from again ....

At least, that is, until the day that you found a Message in a Bottle and a Treasure Map!

Enjoy! And happy caching!


Please respect park hours: Lighthouse Field State Beach, a very dog-friendly park, is only open from Sunrise to Sunset.

P.S. Avast there, matey!

This here cache contains one o' two clues needed t' solve for t' mystery cache Dead Man's Chest: Pirates' Treasure.

And if I were you, I would read t' Message at t' cache and ponder it very carefully.

Cap'n Handlebar Moustache 50sumtin

And write like a pirate when ya post yer log! Or be a scurvey lubber!


NOTE: Until I replace the missig cache, I will post the Message here so that seekers can still find the final:

T’ pirate ship North Sea Dragon originally had a crew o’ 36 jack tars.

But 5 salts were swept o’erboard during t’ storm near t’ Santa Cruz coast. And 7 more mates drowned following t’ wreck on t’ rocks.

2 swabs died when we attacked t’ local natives to steal food and tools. 5 more scurvy dogs died o’ “lead poisoning” when they tried to steal t’ cache for themselves. And 1 more sea dog fell and broke his neck when he got too close to a crumbly cliff.

After we hid t’ cache, we took to sea, but we wrecked on more rocks in a thick fog. I alone survived, stranded on these here rocks without food or water or t’ means to leave.

In an attempt to make peace with me Maker, I be placing this here Message and t’ Treasure Map in this bottle and cast them into t’ sea in t’ hope that some day someone may find t’ cache and use its wealth to do t’ good works that I failed to do during me time on this here Earth.

Cap’n Handlebar Moustache 50sumtin

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] Ynzvangrq pneq nggnpurq gb ybt vf gur "Zrffntr"

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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