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Joined: May 03, 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Manitowoc, WI

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm still a tad bit new to geocaching and am having some difficulty with some of these multis. How do you convert a word or a last name into a set of numbers to determine coordinates for the next cache, I really want to learn how to do these multis to clear them out of my gps but for some reason, I cant see to comprehend them, and help would be amazing, thanks so much!!! Skitz

Example: taken from: http://www.geocachin...aspx?wp=GC1PNRC
he first waypoint takes you near a dock for a company that was founded in 1912 and today employs the oldest laker on the Great Lakes – the St. Mary’s Challenger. Please do not trespass on company grounds. The St. Mary’s Challenger was built in 1906, and is one of only two vessels still active on the Great Lakes powered by the classic Skinner Marine Unaflow steam engine. She was originally built as the William P. Snyder, and also carried the names Elton Hoyt II, Alex D. Chisholm, Medusa Challenger, Southdown Challenger, and was finally named the St. Mary’s Challenger on April 28, 2005. The vessel is 551-foot self-unloading cement carrier that can carry 10,250 tons of cargo. To decipher the second waypoint, use the name painted in red on the cement silos:

N 44 05.RDN
W 087 R9.09A

Manitowoc _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cement Co.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Another example from: http://www.geocachin...aspx?wp=GC1PNPJ

The third waypoint is where the Navy submariners would exercise each day to prepare for their war patrols. Charles West, owner of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, donated the land for the field, and today the park is named after him. Use the name of this park to decipher the coordinates of the final waypoint:

N 44 0W.W61
W 087 ET.E60
_ _ _ _field Park
5 3 8 9

Another example: http://www.geocachin...aspx?wp=GC1Q2CH

Anchor chains were also made from “shots” of chain. Each shot was 90 feet in length and was painted with special marking so a sailor could tell how many feet of anchor chain he was paying out. Use the markings on the anchor to decipher the coordinates to the final waypoint.
44 HI.IJ7
087 G9.I7I
Maco _ _ _ _ _ = Markings found on the anchor

Last Example from http://www.geocachin...aspx?wp=GC1PNQA

At this vacant location once stood Manitowoc’s first lighthouse, the Manitowoc Light. Today, it appears that the light is a rather long distance from the water, but neither the harbor nor the breakwater existed when this light was constructed in 1840. The lighthouse was a brick tower 30 feet tall. Because it was located on a hill, the light was actually 63 feet above the lake level, making it visible to ships at a great distance. Attached to the light tower was a one-and-a-half-story brick building that served as the lightkeeper’s house. The Manitowoc Light operated until 1877, when a new light was constructed on the pier head. To decipher the coordinates for the second waypoint use the name of the recreational center across the street.

The coordinates for the second waypoint are:

N 44 05.7CM
W 087 C9.Y5A
_ _ _ _ = Name of Manitowoc / Two Rivers recreational center across the street from first
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

See my response to your duplicate post in the Help forum.

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