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Hamilton & Scourge - 1812 Naval Memorial Garden - OU08F6

 A series of geocaches placed in memory of two American schooners lost at sea during the War of 1812.

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 43° 14.913' W 79° 45.201' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Multicache
 Size: Normal
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:45 h   Distance to Travel: 0.30 mi
 Date Hidden: 27 August 2015
 Date Created: 27 August 2015
 Last Modified: 28 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU08F6
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Ticks Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Offset Cache Historic Site 

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Comments by the OC Team

Data: 08/27/2015 15:22:28, add by DudleyGrunt
Approved. Removed what appeared to be a errant TC link.

Description   EN   

This cache is also listed on the groundspeak site: GC5P4K8; I decided to cross-list the series to the Opencaching North America site for those who don't use both sites. The geocache in located within Confederation Park, and placement has been authorized by the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

This is one of small series related to the Hamilton and Scourge shipwrecks, and the War of 1812 Naval Memorial. Collect clues from the first three caches (listed below) to determine the location of a bonus cache.
#1 - Hamilton & Scourge - 1812 Naval Memorial Garden (Multi-cache)
#2 - Hamilton & Scourge - Ned Myers' Account (Puzzle / Mystery Cache)
#3 - Hamilton & Scourge - Archaeological Treasure Hunt (Letterbox Hybrid)
The clues are recorded on the underside of the lid of each cache.

The bonus cache is: Hamilton & Scourge - Cleared For Action ------------------------------------------------------------------

The cache is a clean plastic 1L jar. Please used established trails until you are close to the cache.

The posted coordinates will bring you to the War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden. This is a memorial to the 53 American sailors lost on Lake Ontario on August 8th, 1813. It was the largest loss of life suffered by the United States Navy in one engagement during the War of 1812 on Lake Ontario.

Ned Myers was one of the few survivors from the two lost ships. It is an amazing tale life and of survival on the water. One paragraph however haunts me: "I succeeded in hauling myself up to windward, and in getting into the schooner's fore-channels. Here I met William Deer, the boatswain, and a black boy of the name of Philips, who was the powder-boy of our gun. "Deer, she's gone!" I said. The boatswain made no answer, but walked out on the forerigging, towards the head-mast. He probably had some vague notion that the schooner's masts would be out of the water if she went down and took this course as the safest. The boy was in the chains the last I saw of him." (source:

The cache container is hidden at N 43 14. ABA W 79 45.CAA

At the memorial site, gather the following information from the memorial stones:
A - Including William Deer, how many of the 53 lost were named "William"
B - What is the first name of the Phillips boy? How many of the 53 lost shared that first name? (including the Phillips boy)
C - How many of those lost on the Scourge ship had the title "Boy" (including the Phillips boy).

The digital root of A+B+C is 7. If your answers do not add up, re-read the questions very carefully. If your answers do not add up, one is wrong. Hint: read the questions carefully.

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1 05 September 2017 Wet_Coaster Found it

I was out getting some of the 'other' geocaches in the area and noticed this was cross listed.

The cache is in good condition, I wasn't stumped by it's location at all.

Thanks to Bon Echo for this hide.