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Travel Octant Geocoin Navigator's Larger Helper

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Released:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Origin:
Finland
Recently Spotted:
In Tuovilanlahden historiaa - Huoltoasema

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Current GOAL


Navigator's Larger Helper wants to see the Atlantic Ocean and then return back to Joensuu, Finland. Currently, it is in the first phase of its trip; that is, it is traveling towards the Atlantic Ocean. If you take it to a cache by the ocean, please overstrike the first phase in the tag attached to it, so that people will know that it is traveling back to Finland.

To stay in Europe!

Note: The original trackable has disappeared and been replaced by a substitute with the same goal, i.e., to see the Atlantic Ocean and then return back to Joensuu, Finland.

 

About This Item

A captain using the octant

The octant was developed prior to the sextant. The reflecting octant was first developed by Isaac Newton in 1699, but did not reach the public until the mid 1700s after further development by Edmond Halley. The reflective octant used a split mirror and was far more accurate than previous instruments since it allowed accurate readings while at sea on a tossing ship. The split mirror could bring the sun (or star) and horizon into the navigator’s view at the same time with practically no optical parallax. It was also the first instrument that could be used during both night and day.

Being one-eighth of a circle, the octant could not measure greater than 90 degrees. Therefore, the octant became almost obsolete once the sextant was developed. There were several navigators who continued to use both the octant and sextant together until the late 1800s.

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Tracking History (4527.9mi) View Map

Discovered It 11/18/2018 Rymyhomie discovered it Finland   Visit Log

Seen in the cache Tuovilanlahden historiaa - Huoltoasema

Dropped Off 9/22/2018 nokipimi placed it in Tuovilanlahden historiaa - Huoltoasema Finland - 12.98 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 9/22/2018 nokipimi retrieved it from Matin ja Liisan asema Finland   Visit Log

Napattu mukaan.

Discovered It 8/21/2018 HeAnGeo discovered it Finland   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 7/28/2018 senni.a placed it in Matin ja Liisan asema Finland - 239.17 miles  Visit Log

Nyt löytyi sopiva purkki reissaajalle!

Visited 7/27/2018 senni.a took it to Sallan retkipiste - Nopeuslaskurinne Finland - 18.57 miles  Visit Log

"Dippasi" kätkössä!

Visited 7/27/2018 senni.a took it to Hautajärven luontotalo Finland - 12.18 miles  Visit Log

Navigator's Larger Helper kävi täällä.

Visited 7/27/2018 senni.a took it to Valkeasilta Finland - 274.7 miles  Visit Log

Navigator's Larger Helper kävi täällä.

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 7/13/2018 senni.a grabbed it   Visit Log

Vien pian seuraavaan kätköön!

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 6/28/2018 dummyplayer grabbed it   Visit Log

Sainpas

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