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Details for Benchmark: CJ0864

N 32° 45.135 W 079° 52.472 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CHARLESTON county, SC View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FORT SUMTER FLAGPOLE NEW
Marker Type:
flagpole
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spotted today while geocaching in the area.

Located while exploring Ft. Sumter.

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Found while geocaching

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Easy spot

I am traveling to Atlanta, Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah on a Road Scholar program. I visited Fort Sumter during the afternoon. It was lightly raining. We saw playful dolphins during the crossings.

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photoFORT SUMTER FLAGPOLE NEW

I’m visiting Fort Sumter this afternoon with Carrot Killer, and as we were gathering information for the virtual geocache, we observed this flagpole benchmark!

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photoCJ0864 - Fort Sumter Flagpole

found while geocaching

Took a tour of the island and loved every minute of it. The flagpole is one of the centerpieces, with a nifty inscription.

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Pole in the background, I've got better ones up close

Pretty hard not to miss this one!

Saw Flagpole while visiting Fort Sumter.

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Observed while caching in the area

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photoNW @ BM #CJ0864

Spotted this mark on the boat trip to the island.

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photoThe flagpole

Found as described, in the middle of a rain storm

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Found today at Fort Sumter

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We were visiting Charleston to do sightseeing and a visit to Fort Sumter was on the list of sites to visit. We took the 1:30PM ferry from Liberty Square to Fort Sumter. The Ferry ride itself was pleasant. Once I disembarked from the ferry I began a whirlwind tour of the fort.

We did pause to listen to Ranger Antone Fletcher give a talk about the history of the fort. He was entertaining and a wonderful story teller and was on of the highlights of our visit. From there I covered as much of the island and the museum as I could. The Fort flags located in the museum where especially memorable. I at least don't typically think of flags from the Civil War being that large. The entire visit was very cool and my only disappointment in it is that we only had an hour on the island before we had to reboard the ferry for the trip back to Charleston.

This flag pole was the first thing concerning the fort that drew my attention. I took several pictures of the fort because of this stand of flags and the central US flag that is a part of this benchmark.

Kevin G. the Cat Herder

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photoFort Sumter from Our Ferry

Found while on our winter trip across the southeast.

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Out on the tour of Fort Sumter and couldn't help but spot this benchmark.

Hard to miss!

Only had time to get this benchmark, it is hard to miss this one.

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photoFt. Sumter flag pole

Stepped right over it while composing a flag shot, then realized I passed right by a benchmark disk. Too busy looking up at the sky!

[navy]TFTB !

En visitant Fort Sumter.

[b]Antilope Attentive & Ours Curieux...
from Québec-[red]CANADA

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Found in good condition while geocaching on Ft Sumter.

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photoflagpole on Fort Sumter

Located through the Ft. Sumter geocoin.

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Found this benchmark while visiting Ft. Sumpter. Unfortunately we were only allowed one hour on the island and we did not have enough time to find the other benchmarks nearby.

Got this while on the tour.

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"Found" during a trip to Ft. Sumter.

Found on a Boat Cruise out of Patriots Point.

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Found this benchmark while my Girl Scout Troop visited the fort.

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photoFort Sumter flags

I found this one today while I was out there enjoying the great weather.

Found as described. Visible today from the Charleston waterfront at both the Ft Sumter Visitors Center and Battery Point.

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Classic view of flagpole
photoCJ0864 FORT SUMTER FLAGPOLE NEW, Charleston SC
Inscribed flagpole base
photoCJ0864 FORT SUMTER FLAGPOLE NEW, Charleston SC
Up the pole view
photoCJ0864 FORT SUMTER FLAGPOLE NEW, Charleston SC
View from ferry

We had a bunch of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts today for the flag ceremony. I believe they fly the 6 flags that have historically flown over this piece of land. As you can see in my photo, they hadn't raised them yet.

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Easy find while visiting the fort.

Cool! Although this one can be seen for miles around, we were inside the fort. JP

Down here with a college group that was on a mission trip from La Crosse, WI. They were doing oyster restoration along the ocean shore line and we were out sight seeing and geocaching and also got two benchmarks. I just love history and sure got my share here.

Had a nice visit to Ft Sumter today.

Found with Harry and Andy

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Found it.®

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photoAndy Bear at Ft Sumter. BM in background

Easy find at the fort.

Found this one on a trip to Charleston, SC while doing some sightseeing and geocaching.
Logging on 11/27/13

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Noted flagpole during a visit to Fort Sumter today.

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Fort Sumter, SC - top of the flagpole is the mark

What a beautiful sight...

Found this benchmark in the pouring down rain while visiting Ft Sumter.

Found on our second trip to the fort.

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Discover this while toruing Fort Sumter today

We rode over on the ferry from Patriots Point and had a great time exploring Fort Sumter...wish we could have stayed longer than the hour or so that the ferry allows! While here we discovered this benchmark, as well as an Army Corps of Engineers disk marked ERIN (located on the walk between the entrance to the fort and the ferry).

A beautiful day to visit Fort Sumter! We took the ferry over from Mt. Pleasant. Learned so much about the history of this strategic fort!

Placed a U.S.S. George H.W. Bush Geocoin TB that wanted to visit "places of naval significance" in a nearby cache called Patjen's Prize" (located in the Historic Old Village in Mt. Pleasant).

[This entry was edited by Memory Keeper on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 2:13:06 PM.]

Found while visiting Charleston SC

Found while visiting Charleston SC

Found while at Ft. Sumter. What a wonderful site!

Found with tmitchh will touring the fort and doing the virtual cache night attack. Flagpole.

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Saw this one during the tour with Chiefsfan19.

[red]Today is January 6, 2009 and today I realized that we actually found this benchmark and didn't know it at the time. We visited the Fort back on May 27, 2008 (which will be my log post date) and had only been caching for about 2 weeks when we were there. We had known about the virtual cache on the Fort and had it listed to find while we were there (and found it). We didn't know about benchmarks at the time and found out about a couple just recently, then today, I ran across this one by chance from the CoinsandPins.com website. I figured since we were there and were caching at the time and have pictures of our find of the benchmark (without knowing it was a benchmark) it should count as a find. Attached are pictures that I took, I have more but the ones I have attached should be good. One has my wife at the pole.

TFTB that we didn't know about at the time.

[i]edited to set to correct date visited.[/i][/red]

[This entry was edited by Harwell5 on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 4:44:44 AM.]

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My wife at the Flag descriptions stand with the Flag benchmark base behind her.
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What could be a better find?

Visiting SC for the week. Saw this one.

Visited with Tumbleweed and Hula Bum

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found on cub scout trip

Found this during a scout trip to the Yorktown. A very historic trip, in all.

Found this right in the center of everything.

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It is still there.

Great pictures of the flags that day anyway. The wind was really whipping up a storm. - BluegrassCache

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Spotted while geocaching in Charleston, SC. took photo

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No problems finding this one. If you miss it, you weren't paying much attention.

3:32pm Found it right after I found the Night Attack cache.
You can't miss this one.

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My first flagpole type benchmark.

Found while lookong for Night Attack cache.

Liz & Wes of kcepenn, Youngsville, PA

Found while at Fort Sumter today.

Found it when we visit Fort Sumter.

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photoView of Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie.

Saw it while at the fort today.

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Found on our visit to the fort.

Found on my visit to Ft. Sumter.

Loved all of the flags, nice display with explainations.

Still there.

Found flag at 1225 EST.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (GDC) THE WHITE FLAGPOLE AT FORT SUMTER.
01/01/1956 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (IRR) THE FLAGPOLE WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION IS INADEQUATE. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE FLAGPOLE IS LOCATED IN FORT SUMTER, IN THE CENTER OF THE CONCRETE WALKWAY LEADING TO THE FORT FROM THE LANDING PIER. THE FLAGPOLE SITS ON TOP OF A MONUMENT ABOUT 3 FT. IN DIAMETER AND 10 FT. TALL. IT IS IN MEMORY OF A MAJOR ANDERSON, U.S.A. THE FLAGPOLE IS PAINTED WHITE.
01/01/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (WMR) DESTROYED. THE FLAGPOLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION.
01/01/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (RWT) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. OFFICE NOTE--APPARENTLY THE 1963 POSITION IS THE POSITION OF THE NEW LOCATION OF THE FLAGPOLE.
01/01/1978 by ALSTER (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY ALSTER AND ASSOCIATES ENGINEERS 1978 (LOC) STATION RECOVERED GOOD. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--FORT SUMTER.
01/01/1981 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1981 (JCL) THE FORT SUMTER NEW FLAGPOLE IS THE TALLEST OF FIVE POLES, ABOUT 15 METERS (49.2 FT) HIGH, SET IN A 1 METER (3.3 FT) HIGH ROUND CONCRETE BASE, PAINTED WHITE WITH A GOLD BALL AT THE APEX. IT IS IN THE ELEVATED GRASS AREA ON THE SEAWARD SIDE OF THE FORT PROPER.
06/20/1997 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1997 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The North Carolina/South Carolina HARNS have been completed but, due to contractual restrictions, coordinates for these stations will NOT be published in the near future. In the interim, the published coordinates in North and South Carolina will not be consistent with the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS). The HARN coordinates for these stations are available upon request. Contact Gary Thompson(919-733-3836), or Lewis Lapine(803-896-7700). In addition, the published North and South Carolina positions (NAD 83 (1986)) are NOT consistent with those determined in adjacent state readjustments. The discontinuity between stations located in North or South Carolina and those in adjacent states which have been adjusted to the HARN may be as much as 5 decimeters. This will result in a significant loss of accuracy over lines crossing such state borders.
  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1986.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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