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The Wharf in Louisville - OU049E
Belle of Louisville and More
Owner: DudleyGrunt
N 38° 15.550' W 85° 45.325' N 38° 15' 33.00'' W 85° 45' 19.50'' N 38.25917°  W 85.75542° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Kentucky
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2012-05-26
Date created: 2012-05-26
Date published: 2012-05-26
Last modification: 2012-05-26
2x Found
0x Not found
2 notes
watchers 0 watchers
204 visitors
0 x rated
Rated as: n/a
Cache attributes

Quick Cache  Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Available in Winter  Historic Site  Listed on OCNA Only  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN

I had the pleasure of riding on the Belle of Louisville with about 650 of my fellow geocachers the day before GeoWoodstock X.  You will not need to ride Belle or pay any fee to complete this cache.

It's becoming a tradition for me to list one new virtual for the area, whenever to attand one of these "mega" events, especially, around boats I find myself on. 

When you arrive at the posted coordinates, you'll need to locate some information on the various signs in the general vicinity.

Louisville's Steamboat Era - There is a 4 digit number in the far bottom right of this sign (xxAx).  A = the third digit.

Visitors at Louisville Wharf - Find the sixth name listed.  B is the numeric value of the month this person visited.

US Coast Guard, WWII Operations in Louisville - "From Nov. 1942 - Nov. 1944, XYZ Coast Guard temporary reservists conducted..." C = X + Y + Z.

Life Saving Station 10 - Count eleven lines from the bottom.  Two numbers (U, V) are mentioned on this line (spelled out).  D = U + V.

Captain John F. Gilooly - "...assisted in or effected the saving of (xExx) persons..." E = the second digit.

Belle of Louisville (with braille) - Three numbers are given.  The smallest number is N.  N-3=F.

Belle of Louisville (no braille) - Belle was onece known as Avalon.  G = The number of years she was Avalon.


1. Visit the site in person.

2. Enter the Log Password (ABCDEFG)

3. Post a picture of your visit.


I hope you enjoy your visit to the wharf and downtown Louisville!