During the War of 1812, the winter of 1813 was one of extreme cold and heavy snows. Between February and April, the 104th Regiment of Foot marched more than 1100 kilometres from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, Ontario to reinforce British troops and thwart an expected invasion by the Americans. This effort by a regiment of poorly clothed, frostbitten and hungry soldiers stands as an incredible feat in military history.
Special geocaches have been hidden at more than 30 sites along the St. John River and around the Province of New Brunswick to commemorate this feat. Geocache locations depict a spot where New Brunswick 104th manned a fort, a blockhouse or outpost or an individual connected to NB 104th. When you discover a geocache, record the location, date and code in the passport. The first 200 people who find and record at least 15 geocaches will receive a beautiful, commemorative, trackable Geocoin. Good luck! (This is a map of their journey.)
Coins will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last. Only one coin per person with a valid passport. Once your passport is validated, you will be rewarded with a March of NB 104th geocoin. The Fredericton Region Museum is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected mail. Participants are advised to keep a copy of mailed passports.
All geocaches are officially registered on www.geocaching.com. Participants will need to be registered on www.geochaching.com to retrieve the coordinates, other location information, an to log the find with a photo (optional) from the cache location. Basic membership registration on www.geocaching.com is free.
This project was made possible by the New Brunswick Museum, the St. John River Society, Fredericton Tourism, the Friends of NB 104th and the Fredericton Region Museum.