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Details for Benchmark: EA2667

N 34° 01.179 W 077° 55.140 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3

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

Location:
In NEW HANOVER county, NC View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GRAVE
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
surrounded by a mass of concrete
Stability:

Reference Points

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WARNING! This mark is located on Federal land which is protected with "No Trespassing" signs along Dow Road. Although the natural parking place for this would be for the Federal Point Cemetery, all land outside the immediate borders of that cemetery area are forbidden for anyone to access despite the absence of any border signage within the cemetery proper. This marker is off-limits to anyone except authorized personnel.

Recovered in good condition - see attached pictures.

[Photos:]
photocloseup of marker
recovered in good condition
photolocation to E
marker indicated by red box
photocloseup of reference mark
recovered in good condition
photolocation to SE
reference mark indicated by red box

My 6th benchmark site!
EA2667/Grave: Was recovered in good condition. A tri-station disc embedded in the top of a concrete post. The disc sits 12 inches above the ground. Reference Marker was not located as I had no compass for bearing. The disc shows no name or number.

[This entry was edited by Treefish on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 3:10:31 PM.]

[This entry was edited by Treefish on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 3:31:03 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoEA2667 - CLOSEUP
photoEA2667 - OVERVIEW
photoEA2667 - VIEW towards NNE
photoEA2667 - VIEW towards E

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1917 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1917 (WCH) STATION IS ON THE E SIDE OF CAPE FEAR RIVER, ABOUT 2 MILES N OF PETERS POINT. STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE IN TOP OF TILES. DISTANCES AND BEARINGS FROM THE STATION TO VARIOUS MARKS ARE AS FOLLOWS--TO REFERENCE MARK, 12.25 METERS (40.2 FEET), S 71 DEG 03 MIN E. TO A BLAZED SMALL PINE, 12.03 METERS (29.5 FEET), N 70 DEG 23 MIN E TO LARGER PINE, 15.58 METERS (51.1 FEET), S 71 DEG 37 MIN. TO BLAZED PINE TREE, 16.09 METERS (52.8 FEET), S 46 DEG 44 MIN.
01/01/1933 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (JAB) STATION WAS FOUND AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE STATION IS ON SAND BEACH 34 METERS INSHORE FROM HIGH-WATER LINE AND IS BACKED BY MYRTLE BUSHES MARSH. THE STATION IS 150 YARDS N OF A MOUTH OF A DRAINAGE DITCH.
01/01/1941 by USE (MARK NOT FOUND)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US ENGINEERS 1941 SEARCH WAS MADE FOR STATION, AND ONLY REFERENCE MARK IN GOOD CONDITION WAS FOUND. LOCATION OF THE REFERENCE MARK WOULD PLACE THE STATION WITHIN 15 FEET OF THE HIGH WATER MARK AGAINST THE 1933 DESCRIPTION OF 34 METERS.
01/01/1962 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (CJB) A STATION, MARKED BY THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WAS FOUND AT THE DESCRIBED LOCATION AND IT MAY BE IDENTICAL WITH STATION GRAVE. THE ARROW ON THE REFERENCE MARK POINTS TOWARD THE STATION RECOVERED. THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE IS ADEQUATE FOR RECOVERY.
01/01/1983 by USE (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US ENGINEERS 1983 (GRN) STATION FOUND GOOD, STATION AND RM RECOVERED DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE.

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 orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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