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Geocaching Comes to Governors Island

Kevin Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth Velez with the caches.
Ready to explore 200 years of Island history? Join geocache fans and search for hidden caches stashed across Governors Island!

On Sunday, May 29, pickup the free geocache clue sheet at the ferry landing welcome sign Friends of Governors Island tent (or log on to and start your adventure. From one end of the Island to the other are caches that explore the history of the Island. When you find the cache, sign the logbook and return it to the cache.

To participate all you need is a smartphone or handheld GPS device. The geocaching tour is created by The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide, the new guidebook from Globe Pequot Press. For more about what geocaching is all about, visit the free information site.

This event is open to all and kids are welcome. If you can’t make it on May 29, the caches will be left in place for the season. If you already have a username, log on to see the caches on your phone, use this link.

Special thanks to Elizabeth Velez and Mollie McGinnis of The Trust For Governors Island for helping with the “hides” around the Island.

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including "The Governors Island Explorer's Guide" and "World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War." Kevin is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. He resides in Manhattan.