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Details for Benchmark: JU4072

N 39° 21.483 W 074° 25.267 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 12.64

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

Location:
In ATLANTIC county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
27659
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
footings/foundation walls of small/medium structures
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Quick find after checking in to the hotel. Mark in good condition.

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photoJU 4072

I have work around here for many years and never knew this was here. Thanks Gal for showing it to me

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Fuzzy and I were in the area today completing the "Rich Uncle Pennybags ," Wherigo. Chuck has worked down here many times through the years, so he really knows his way around. It's really kind of sad to see so many of the casinos and hotels closed. We were able to park very close and found this one in just a minute. This station is in excellent condition.

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photoJU4072

DID A NICE WSLK AROUND THE BOARD WALK. RESLLY EASY FIND.

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photoGPS FOUND IT
photoLooking EAST to the OCEAN

This is now listed on Waymarking.com

Thanks!

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This was an easy found although we came from the wrong site.

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photoJU4072

A very easy find right on the Boardwalk.

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photoClose-up of the disc
photoSurrounding area

Found while walking around the hotels today on the boardwalk...

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photoBenchmark

Found this as we were walking the boardwalk

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photoBenchmark

Found this one as we walked in the door!!!!! Cool place for a benchmark

Didn't even have to put the coordinates in... Just looked at the previous post and found quickly.

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photoResorts.jpg
photoClose-Up.jpg

Mark in good condition.

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photoBM JU4072
N 39° 21.507 W 074° 25.261

We work too hard for our money to gamble it away! So instead we spent our day in Atlantic City on the beach, and looking for benchmarks. This one was tempting not only because it's right on the boardwalk, but also because I liked the extra challenge of searching for a mark that a previous hunter couldn't locate. A short stroll up the boards from the convenient parking garage at Bally's brought us to Resorts Casino. It was immediately apparent that the two-story brick building (which once housed the James candy store, according to one web site), is now part of Resorts Casino and serves as a fancy side entrance to the casino. Aaron was the first to see the mark on the column. It is set as described, about 3.5” above the boardwalk and sidewalk, on the northeast face of the stone column facing Pennsylvania Avenue. (We could not find any reference to “Danny Thomas Avenue.” All signs and maps indicated that the street is named Pennsylvania Avenue.) The fire hydrant is located across the boardwalk in line with the lamps and benches overlooking the beach, and it is painted bright yellow. The mark's stamping is clearly legible.

[I]A report on the condition of this mark was submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:[/I]

Recovered in good condition. Danny Thomas Avenue is now named Pennsylvania Avenue. The two story brick building serves as an entranceway to Resorts Casino.

Zhanna

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photoJU4072, Atlantic County, NJ
photoSet vertically in the column's NE face.
photoThe casino entranceway ...
... at the boardwalk and Pennsylvania Avenue.
photoLooking W across the boardwalk.
photoLooking E toward the hydrant.

I looked and looked and came up empty handed on this one.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by NJGS (MONUMENTED)
10/30/1989 by NJGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1989 THE STATION IS LOCATED IN ATLANTIC CITY, AT THE BOARDWALK, ON THE WEST SIDE OF DANNY THOMAS AVENUE, FORMERLY PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. THE STATION IS SET VERTICALY IN THE NORTHEAST FACE OF THE SOUTHWEST COLUMN FOUNDATION OF A TWO STORY BRICK BUILDING, FRONTING ON THE BOARDWALK, ADJACENT TO RESORTS CASINO. THE STATION IS 0.4 M (1.3 FT) NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE COLUMN, 18.5 M (60.7 FT) WEST NORTHWEST OF A FIRE HYDRANT AND ABOUT 0.1 M (0.3 FT) ABOVE THE BOARDWALK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • This Tidal Bench Mark is designated as VM 10820 by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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