+wavector Posted October 18, 2005 Share Posted October 18, 2005 (edited) Taken from an article in the Canadian Press, October 18, 2005. The actual title of the article in my local paper is Grave Robbing Fears Develop *********** Barrie, Ont. An online treasure hunting game is raising fears that a national historic site near Barrie, Ont could fal victime to grave robbers. The historic African Church and Cemetery in the township of Oro-Medonte has been listed on a website dedicated to greocaching. Geocaching involves the use of a global positioning system to find a "cache", typically a small waterproof container containing trinkets of little value. Numerous holes have been discovered on the African Church property. Oro-Medonte Mayor Nell Craig says the activity is unacceptable, and wants the church and the cemetery removed from the list. The church. built in 1849, dates back to the days of Canada's undergraound railroad. ************ This is a very poor portrayal of the activity and grossly inaccurate, "waterproof containers", I know for sure they have never geocached. Is this National Historic site in the Register ? Does the cache page say "Bring a shovel, extensive excavation may be required, loot possible, weear black." Who writes this stuff, perhaps someone in the OGA should phone Nell Craig. Edited October 18, 2005 by wavector Quote Link to comment
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