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Why is there a Lighthouse here? - OU00CA

 There's a lighthouse along the banks of the St Clair River but why and how did it get there?

Hidden by  DarrylW4

N 42° 42.981' W 82° 29.500' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Michigan
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 25 September 2010
 Date Created: 26 September 2010
 Last Modified: 29 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU00CA


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Description   EN   

Marine City LighthouseAlong the banks of the St Claire River is a cast iron light house where it doesn't seem one should have been constructed. The reason is simply that it wasn't constructed there, but rather moved to this location after it was decommissioned in 1982. According to Wikipedia the tower's "...weight is 35 tons and with the height of 66 feet (20 m) and a diameter of 14 feet (4.3 m)...."

To log this cache you'll need to visit this transplant and find a plaque with information about it's 1983 dedication to the city. Use the first word from that plaque (in all caps) as the password to log the cache. If you're so inclined, we'd like to read your theory as to how the Coast Gaurd was able to move this large metal structure to this site in your log. We would also love a photo of you and your team at the site but that is not required.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 16 December 2010 Cyclops Found it

Out and about today as I make my way to the Chesterfield M&G this evening. Cold but mostly sunny today.

1 03 December 2010 Rattrak Found it

Many visits to this park over the years and yet another time tonight. Headed to the Marine City HS play, Sleeping Beauity and made a stop here before hand to check out this cache. Sadly we were in a smokey mess ass a house fire was happening a bloke away, just next to the muesum there.

Thinking of the place this light is from, and also the construction and weight of the structure, I would guess un rivit the steel panels and barge it all up the river.

TFTC, my first in Opencaching.