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Details for Benchmark: LY0214

N 41° 37.067 W 074° 18.967 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 438.24

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

Location:
In ULSTER county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
A 254
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Another easy find on New Prospect Church. To the left of the front steps on foundation.

[This entry was edited by Mountain Base on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 6:14:49 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoA close up of the BM.
N 41° 37.075 W 074° 18.967

This mark was our third and final find of the day. My father again assisted in the search, and we quickly spotted the mark set in the stone foundation at the southwest corner of the church. It is concealed by shrubbery and is set behind a flower bed, making it difficult to get a close-up photo. The disk is in good condition, and no changes to the original description are necessary.

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

Recovered in good condition. Autonomous (non-corrected) handheld GPS coordinates for the station are 41 37 4.50(N) 074 18 58.02(W).

Zhanna

[Photos:]
photoLY0214, Ulster County, NY
photoThe mark is tucked behind bushes ...
photoThe mark's location is indicated.
photoThe New Prospect Reformed Church.

Another easy one. Didn't include the GPSr in the pic as would have had to climb through 3' of shrubbery to get that close. As it was, I'm glad the growing season is over as there is a flower bed in front of the target!

[last edit: 1/2/2004 9:32:17 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoLY0214-A254

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 1.1 MI W FROM PINE BUSH. THIS MARK IS IN ULSTER COUNTY, ALONG HIGHWAY 52 ABOUT 1.1 MILE WEST OF THE RAILROAD STATION AT PINE BUSH, ORANGE COUNTY, AT NEW PROSPECT CHURCH, SET IN THE WEST END OF THE SOUTH FACE OF THE STONE FOUNDATION, ABOUT 3.5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE GROUND AND IS A STANDARD DISK SET VERTICALLY.

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.
  • 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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