A cache in the OpenCaching Cemetery Directory (OCD) Series. To add a cache to this series, simple follow this naming convention:
OCD State/Province - Cemetery Name (Township or Community Name)
Please provide some detail about the cemetery in your cache description, and please paste this note at the start of the description. Lets see how many states and provinces we can get to go OCD. Please respect any local laws regarding cache placement. If your state or local cemetery does not allow cemetery caches, then don't do it. Please be respectful anytime you are in a cemetery.
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This one is located in Eastlawn Cemetery in Hamilton. this cemetery is on the younger end, being about 80 years old.
"In the early 1900s, facing a shortage of municipal properties, the City of Hamilton, began purchasing land for future municipal services. One such parcel of 50.2 acres known as the Mahoney property in what was then Saltfleet Township was purchased for $58, 500 in 1928. There were proposals to turn the land into an industrial complex or a jail, but local residents and clergy, unhappy that municipal cemeteries up to this date were all located on the opposite side of the city, urged the creation of a new municipal cemetery in the 'East End' which became Eastlawn." - source: https://www.hamilton.ca/life-events/burials/eastlawn-cemetery
I decided to make this one a multi-cache, although with a bit of geosense, a little info, and a bit of searching, you could find this one without the GPS. It's up to you. Oh, and the cache is findable in winter, although the landmarks required to locate the cache might not be visible if there is snow on the ground.
To start, make your way to the posted coordinates. You will find a war memorial in honor of those who served in four conflicts: WWI, WWII, Korea, and Afghanistan.
Notice a small plaque on the ground, in front of the memorial (in winter it might be covered with snow). There is a month listed on that plaque. Convert the month to a number (i.e. Jan = 1, Feb = 2, etc) and double it. Divide that 2-digit number by 1000 and add it to the posted north coordinates (N43 14.163)
Next, count the number of short black fence posts surrounding the memorial. divide that number by 1000 and subtract from the west coordinates (W079 46.200)
Now head off to the calculated coordinates. You should find a footstone for Clara Jackson. With that footstone to your right, reach into the coniferous tree, 5 feet off the ground, to find the cache.
Alternatively, you could just look for Clara Jackson's footstone, knowing that it is directly beside a coniferous tree and knowing that it is not too far from the memorial.
The container is a small Nalgene bottle. Contains only a logsheet, please byo pen.
CACHE MAINTENANCE LOG:
Calculation corrected, thanks Norsley for pointing out the error
2018-07-22: Visited the cache, still there in great shape.
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Read the description, the hide is described in detail