Quenticut  LbNA # 15310 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 26 2005
LocationHartford, CT
Found By Ewe and Me
Last Found Jun 15 2007
Hike Distance?

Locate the sculpture entitled "Quenticut" on the Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. It is at the top of the stairs of the outdoor theater! Looking East from the statue toward the Connecticut River, locate the middle staircase that leads down to the band shell at the edge of the river. Climb down 87 stairs to the paved walkway at the edge of the river. An alternate to this downward trek is to take the elevator down to the "L" level and then take the stairs or the ramp down to the walkway at the edge of the river. Walk to the north side of the band shell that will put you under the Founders Bridge. With your back against the band shell wall, take about 250 steps upstream to the "Stovepipe" sculpture that is along the paved path. From the "Stovepipe" sculpture, take about 150 more steps upstream to the "Scoop" sculpture off to the left of the paved path. Once you have located the "Scoop", stand on the base with your left shoulder in the scoop (looking East towards East Hartford). Take about 25 steps toward the river across the path. There is a large flat rock at the base of a large tree along the river (do not fall off the edge!). Under this rock you will find a concrete slab and the Quenticut letterbox is hidden behind some rocks under the slab. Congratulations. Placed by Steady Hand, Mr Martin, and Six Grapes.

Remember: This is urban letterboxing! There may be people around the letterbox site. Make sure that when you are locating the box, you do not attract the attention of those who may be curious to remove the letterbox after you have visited.