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Details for Benchmark: HU1373

N 38° 43.018 W 075° 04.938 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SUSSEX county, DE View Original Datasheet
Designation:
REHOBOTH BEACH MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Must Read!

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DO NOT LOG THIS AS FOUND! The old REHOBOTH BEACH MUNICIPAL TANK has been replaced. I finally found some old photos of the area and you can clearly see the old tank and REHOBOTH BEACH STANDPIPE and neither are there now. Anyone who logs this as found should be banned from benchmarking forever! However, I guarantee you people will keep on logging it. Sigh.

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photoNot the REHOBOTH BEACH MUNICIPAL TANK!!!
This is the photo I took just in case it was a benchmark. When I got home and did my research, this is clearly not the landmark. DO NOT MARK THIS AS FOUND!
photoOld photo of the destroyed tank
Here is a photo from probably the 1970s clearly showing the old tank with six legs and the REHOBOTH BEACH STANDPIPE. If you log this tank as found, you should have your benchmarking revoked! Do not do it! It is no longer there.
photoMore Evidence This Mark is Destroyed!
Here you can see the old tank and standpipe in a photo on the left. The fire station is in that old photo. On right right is Google Streetview today with the fire station in the photo and no six legged tank nor standpipe visible. Do not mark this as found. It is not there.

Saw this while traveling and Geocaching with Banditboy/Hollygirl.

Easier to find than the webcam location.

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Spotted this one while driving through (geocaching).

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photoRehoboth Beach

Day 3 of our mega trip, 3000 miles and 6 days focusing on webcams but plenty of other caches, too. Traveling with Poeanne, Team Sheppard, HDatha, LRHG73, kiteflyerbec and Wolfling70

Quick find with the W3 crew after we did the nearby webcam.

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photoBM HU1373 municipal tank
photoBM HU1373 municipal tank

Found while geocaching

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Spotted this tank while in the area grabbing the webcam cache.

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photoHU1373 Tank

Found while geocaching

Found after doing the nearby webcam cache. Thanks.

Saw today while passing through

Found while caching with Awesnap today

Observed on our walk back from an awesome dinner at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats to our hotel. Many thanks to 2B's for researching and confirming this new replacement tank was built in the exact spot as the original one which was torn down!

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photoHU1373

A drive-by find. These are, of course, the easiest benchmarks to find.

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photoHU1373 Rehoboth Municpal Water Tank

A quick find while caching on Star Wars Day with Two000miler and Awesnap - both of which do a lot more benchmarking than I.

Here

Mark found as described.

Spotted today on a Rehobeth Cache run!

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photoHU1373
Photo taken on 4MAY14

Located easily by the description provided. Looks to be in good condition.

Nice and easy find.

Found on a fun fall caching trip to Rehoboth, to do Rehobch caches, it was blast! Found the tank in very close proximity to our digs for the night. :)

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photo2012 oct 18-19 rehoboth 006

The city manager said the original tank was replaced but the new one is in the same location as the old

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photoHU1373

Found on a trip to Rehoboth Beach.

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photoRehoboth Beach Municipal Tank

Must agree with Ernmark and MadDog9. This is not the original tank, and therefore, not the BM. From a distance with binoculars, the recovery point at the apex is not visible. The tank shape does not quite fit the original description.

This is the type Benchmark i really like, easy to spot from about anywhere is Sussex County.

Runfrog

Found the new tank without any problems!

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photoRehoboth Beach HU1373

..the current "one legged" tower is definitely not the tower observed in 1962 & 1975. The Power Squadron reported in 2001 that "the old municipal tank was torn down in 1999 and replaced with a new 350,000 gallon tank at the same location".

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photoREHOBOTH BEACH MUNICIPAL TANK (HU1373) - Replaced

found as described. nice day for a ride home.

FYI to benchmarkers. The photo for this tower does not match the description. The tower described in 1962 was a multi-leg (six legs) elipsoid. The current tower and the photo show what is called a pedishpere or hydroshperoid, which has only a single pedestal supporting it. It would appear that Rehoboth Beach replaced the old tower with a newer larger one. The replacement tank is likely very close to the orignal location, but not exactly the same.

Found with out issue.

Easy find.

Found as described.

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photoHU1373

Found it, pretty easy.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1962 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (RWT) THE STATION IS THE BALL SHAPED VENT AT THE APEX AND CENTER OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER TANK. THE STRUCTURE IS OF 6-STEEL CHANNEL IRON LEGS WITH AN ELLIPSOIDAL TOP AND BOTTOM TANK MOUNTED AT THEIR APEX. THE LEGS ARE PAINTED WHITE, THE BOTTOM PART OF THE TANK IS BLUE AND THE TOP PART IS PAINTED WHITE. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS APPROXIMATELY 124.0 FEET.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (EAB) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT AT THE TIME OF THIS RECOVERY THE COMPLETE STRUCTURE IS PAINTED WHITE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN IN THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH BEACH.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1992.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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