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Details for Benchmark: LW1016

N 41° 28.861 W 071° 31.193 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 243.95

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

Location:
In WASHINGTON county, RI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KINGSTON
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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The station mark and Reference Marks 1 and 2 were all recovered in good condition. Measurements for Reference Mark 3 fell under the pavement of the widened highway.

[Photos:]
photoLW1016(KINGSTON) - South Kingstown RI
photoLW1016 - Eye level
photoLW1016 - Looking E from mark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1969 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 (RMB) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 11 MILES WEST OF NEWPORT, 10-1/4 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HOPE VALLEY, 4-1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF NARRAGANSETT PIER, ON EAST EDGE OF KINGSTON AND ON PROPERTY OF THE KINGSTON WATER DEPARTMENT AT THE WATER TANK SITE. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN KINGSTON, GO EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 138 FOR 0.2 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 108. CONTINUE EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 138 FOR 0.1 MILE TO A DRIVEWAY ON LEFT AND ENTRANCE TO THE KINGSTON FIRE DISTRICT WATER DEPARTMENT TANK. TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH PASSING THROUGH GATE AND GO 0.05 MILE TO WATER TANK AND STATION ON LEFT AS DESCRIBED. ALL MARKS ARE STANDARD DISK SET IN TOP OF ROUND CONCRETE POSTS. STATION MARK, STAMPED KINGSTON 1969, IS SET FLUSH. IT IS 66 FEET SOUTHWEST OF CENTER OF IRON LID ON A CONCRETE STRUCTURE WHICH PROJECTS 4 INCHES, 65 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CENTER OF DOOR IN BASE OF SUPPORT OF WATER TANK, 75 FEET WEST OF ROCK FENCE AND 13 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST. RM 1, STAMPED KINGSTON NO 1 1969, PROJECTS ABOUT 3 INCHES. IT IS 48 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CENTER OF THE DOOR IN BASE OF SUPPORT OF WATER TANK, 26.4 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE CONCRETE STRUCTURE WITH IRON LID AND 15.5 FEET WEST OF ROCK FENCE. RM 2, STAMPED KINGSTON NO 2 1969, PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES. IT IS 22 FEET WEST OF ROCK FENCE, 20 FEET EAST OF CENTER OF DRIVEWAY AND 17 FEET WEST OF A TREE HAVING 6 TRUNKS. RM 3, STAMPED KINGSTON NO 3 1969, IS SET FLUSH. IT IS 98 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A LARGE SHINGLED BUILDING, 77 FEET EAST OF CENTER OF DRIVEWAY, 41 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF POWER POLE 937, 22.2 FEET SOUTH OF CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 138 AND 8 FEET NORTH OF A TREE HAVING 4 TRUNKS. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 30 METERS.
01/01/1969 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 0.2 MI NE FROM KINGSTON. ABOUT 0.1 MILE EAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 138 FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 108 AT KINGSTON, THENCE 0.05 MILE NORTH ALONG A PRIVATE ROAD TO THE KINGSTON FIRE DISTRICT WATER DEPT AND WATER TANK SITE, 63 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE DOOR ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WATER TOWER, 56 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTH CORNER OF AN 11-BY-11-FOOT CONCRETE COVER WITH A MANHOLE COVER, 35 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF DRIVEWAY, 13 FEET NORTHEAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE DRIVEWAY AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 (WW) KINGSTON 1969 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. KINGSTON R.M. 1 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. KINGSTON R.M. 2 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. KINGSTON R.M. 3 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (FW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1988 by LOCENG (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1988 (JRM) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (WHW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/11/1988 by RIGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY RHODE ISLAND GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (AFA) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (FW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1998.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • 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.