On June 21st 1967 at 2:30 EST. a simultaneous dedication in all Capital cities of Canada took place to honour the land surveyors of this country. The twelve Centennial monuments and plaques were unveiled to the public showing the important part the surveyor played in the exploration and mapping of our nation. Each capital city will have a brass cap which is a First Post in a unified system of precisely co-ordinated survey points. Some monuments have a document cache or a time capsule encased to be opened on our 200th birthday.
The first survey of land in Canada was made in 1625 on the St. Charles River near the City of Quebec and was made by the man recognized as Canada's first surveyor, Samuel de Champlain.
Geodetic positions in North America were all related to a singular point in Kansas USA. The point known as Meades Ranch was based on the 1927 North American Datum. Canada, United States and Mexico survey systems were all related to this starting point.
To Log your find e-mail a description of what is directly east and west of the Brass Cap. You can include pictures of the monument if you'd like.
First Post locations :
Quebec City (destroyed)