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Details for Benchmark: JU2856

N 39° 16.900 W 074° 34.566 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CAPE MAY county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
OCEAN CITY WATER TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Still there!

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Found this while caching.
Jimmy Z

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Found while on a caching adventure with friends.

Found while on a caching adventure with friends.

Saw while caching around the area.

water tank benchmark still here

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photoview from a distance

Headed up the Parkway while working this afternoon and was able to spot this one easily from across the bay. What a view of Ocean City from here!

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Geez saw this one last year and forgot to log it.

Spotted while out caching :)

The 3 GALS were visiting OC from PA to do a few 83 caches. Easily spotted this BM

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photoOcean City Water Tank

Hard to miss this one. Found on a caching trip.

[GREEN] ALWAYS ENJOY BIKING IN OCNJ THE TOWER IS EASY TO SEE BY THE SEA

At least you don't have to worry about muggles on this search

Easy find while in Ocean City.

Saw this one many times

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After a busy day at the Cape May Zoo for the SJG Birthday Party and then rides with LuckyHoney and BooBoo on the boards there was just enough time left to grab a few benchmarks! This one was easy to spot!

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#18. Its still there!

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My son has a hard time understanding that the water tower IS the benchmark. There is no disc.

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photoJU2856- Ocean City, New Jersey

Found while out caching. Looks like it's getting a paint job.

I had a feeling this water tank might be a benchmark so I checked it out and sure enough it was! The exact coordinates are: N 39° 16.900 W 074° 34.568

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Alive and well

Found this one while heaqding back home.

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Recovered on way to Atlantic City on rainy day....

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photoOCEAN CITY WATER TANK (JU2856) - Ocean City, NJ
...view looking N.
N 39° 16.895 W 074° 34.589

Water Tank is visible for miles, coordinates are not really needed to find this landmark. Area around tank is fenced off. Above coordinates are at base of tank, outside the fenced in area. Photographed this afternoon about 15:00 hours.
MJScheib

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1962 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (VBM) THE STATION IS AT THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE TANK. IT IS A GRAY-PAINTED TANK SET UP ON 8 LEGS. THE WORDS OCEAN CITY ARE LETTERED IN YELLOW ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE. THE OVERALL HEIGHT IS 130 FEET. THE TANK IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE OCEAN CITY WATER SERVICE COMPANY. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 250 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HAVEN AVENUE AND 8TH STREET AT THE NORTHWEST EDGE OF OCEAN CITY.
01/01/1971 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (JDS) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN IN OCEAN CITY, N.J..
01/01/1982 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1982 (CLN) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AT THIS DATE. STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN 1971. DESCRIBED BY R G POUST.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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