+geospotter Posted January 10, 2003 Share Posted January 10, 2003 I know there has been a great deal of interest in the valuable caches recently placed in Canada. I thought I would mention one that we have right here in the Northeast. Several years ago the Greene County Tourism Board created a treasure hunt based on the Captain Kidd legend to lure tourists to the Catskill, NY area (it worked; I've been there 5 times looking for this one). I never really thought of it as a geocache until recently I remembered that it mentions Longitude, Latitude, Minutes, and Seconds. It also describes making a compass. The finder of the hidden golden doubloon wins a crown with jewels recently valued at $16,000. If you're interested just call the Greene County Tourism office at (518) 943-3223 and ask for a copy of the "Captain Kidd and the Missing Crown" treasure hunt (it's free). It is a story containing the clues and an old map. I am not associated in any way with the hunt. I'm just one of the many frustrated hunters. I will gladly share all of my ideas and information, but new ideas are needed. I know that this group of geocachers can crack this one (and then I'll be able to sleep at night). Interested? This could be the ultimate cache (thus far). geospotter Quote Link to comment
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