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Details for Benchmark: LW3485

N 41° 59.720 W 071° 30.294 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In PROVIDENCE county, RI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
WOONSOCKET WATER MT CHAR SPIPE
Marker Type:
standpipe tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Saw this while caching with a group of cachers

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Spotted this benchmark while caching in the area with Mr Magic, chippup and bellhill and bgunnells.

Found

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Discovered on a 10-day trip through the Northeast with inxtricablfate, SCGeoNinja, and IkeHurley13 . It would appear they have increased the size of the previous standpipe. Still in the same location, but a different configuration...

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photoWoonsocket Water Tower
photoTop of Tower

Spotted while finding a nearby multi geocache.

Found in good condition

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photoLW3485

Thanks for the BM

RickNRoy Was Here

Was up here quite randomly, but it looked like a benchmark.

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photoTank, Woonsocket RI

Found on way to Mt St Charles HS baseball game (playing against my son's Smithfield HS baseball team.) The 150 foot tall water tank now has a 220 foot communications tower built right along side. And three shorter water tanks also.

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phototower & tank
photowider view

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1937 by CTGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY CONNECTICUT GEODETIC SURVEY 1937 A STEEL TANK ABOUT 150 FEET HIGH AND 45 FEET IN DIAMETER IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF WOONSOCKET AT THE CORNER OF WASHINGTON STREET AND WELLES STREET. IT IS A BLACK PAINTED TANK WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THE TOP PAINTED GOLD. THE POINT OBSERVED ON WAS THE CENTER OF THE TANK AT THE TOP. IT WAS OBSERVED FROM STATIONS HERRING, CHOPMIST, AND BEACONPOLE (V.G.).
01/01/1968 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (LMC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED WITH THE ONLY CHANGE BEING THAT THE TANK IS NOW PAINTED SILVER.
01/01/1987 by RIGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY RHODE ISLAND GEODETIC SURVEY 1987 (GEC) THE DESIGNATED MARK WAS RECOVERED AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED. RECOVERED BY THE RHODE ISLAND GEODETIC SURVEY.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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