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Details for Benchmark: AA0934

N 24° 57.833 W 080° 34.117 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2.99

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In MONROE county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
872 3776 TIDAL 1
Marker Type:
tidal station disk
Setting:
footings/foundation walls of small/medium structures
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Easy Access, but it is not a Restaurant. Note it is now "Founders Park" not Plantation yacht basin.

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Found while looking for a nearby cache. Benchmark is embedded in the concrete near the gate to the dock.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1975 by NOS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1982 by FLDNR (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY FL DEPT OF NAT RES 1982 4.5 MI NE FROM ISLAMORADA. IN ISLAMORADA BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST END OF THE U.S. HIGHWAY 1 BRIDGE OVER SNAKE CREEK, GO 1.3 MILES NORTHEAST ON U.S. 1 TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE PLANTATION HARBOR YACHT BASIN, GO 0.3 MILE NORTH ON THE YACHT BASIN DRIVE TO ITS END AND THE MARK. THE MARK IS SET IN THE CONCRETE FOOTING AT THE DOCK ENTRANCE, 51 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE BAR B Q PIT RESTAURANT, AND 3 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE DOCK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • This Tidal Bench Mark is designated as VM 6031 by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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