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Details for Benchmark: AT1364

N 29° 56.439 W 089° 58.748 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In ST BERNARD county, LA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CHALMETTE KAISER ALUM STACK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spotted while geocaching in the area.

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Saw this stack while caching in the area.

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Found while getting a nearby virtual.

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Spied this beauty while cruising on the Natchez Stram Paddleboat on a lovely day with Fuzzy. I enjoyed reading the history posted by the earlier finder.

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Discovered with inxtricablfate, memomls, and alienchauncey while exploring the bayous of Louisiana .

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Found while caching in the area with alienchauncey, InxtricablFate, and magtfplanner.

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I call it a find even if it might be the wrong stack

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Found while exploring Chalmette Battlefield.

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Saw this and figured it had to be a benchmark.

Observed while caching in the area

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Spotted while wandering around town with fyrefly_faerie. See her log for pics.

Found with ZeppelinDT while caching

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RavRobin and I spotted the St. Bernard Port smokestack at the former Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical plant in Chalmette. We were sailing out on our honeymoon cruise on the Norwegian Dawn!

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photoBenchmark AT1364 - St. Bernard Port smokestack

Driving by with Dr.Safeway and got a photo of the stack. It's in good condition.

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Traveling with Huff-Suter and saw this while grabbing a cache!

Its still standing and in great shape.

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Once the fog cleared, an easy find.

Passing by. For work, looks to be in good shape

Viewed this one from the top of another building still standing......

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found headed to Chalmette Monument

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Giant stack is quite impressive from the Chalmette Monument.

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Chalmette Stack. Discovered on post Valentine's cache run

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Found on a the LA parish cache run with VinylSlider

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Found on a Louisiana Parish cache run.

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Found this while geocaching with no muggle. See her write up for the info.

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We saw this while out geocaching nearby. Did a little research and believe this to be one and the same.

From the New Orleans Metro Real-Time News ---"The iconic smokestack at the former Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical plant in Chalmette, dormant for decades, will be adorned with lights for the holiday season in an initiative officials hope becomes a tradition that will bring tourists to St. Bernard Parish.

The stack, which rises some 540 feet - making it the tallest structure in St. Bernard Parish and one of the tallest in Louisiana - hasn't been used since 1976, when new technology at the plant made it obsolete. The stack, which can be seen from miles around, is now the property of the St. Bernard Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District, which bought the site from Kaiser after the plant was shuttered in 1988."

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1966 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (LMC) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE STACK. IT IS A TALL LARGE SELF SUPPORTING CONCRETE STACK, GREY IN COLOR WITH THE LEGEND KAISER ALUMINUN, IN RED LETTERS, ON THE WEST SIDE. THE OVERALL HEIGHT IS 500 FEET. LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF CHALMETTE, SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ST. BERNARD HIGHWAY AND CARROLL DRIVE AND ON THE GROUNDS OF THE KAISER ALUMINUM CORP. POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE TOP CENTER OF THE STACK.
01/01/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (JCA) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1966 DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. POINT INTERSECTED IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE STACK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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