N 41° 19.959 W 075° 12.249
[B]Station recovered in poor condition.[/B]
A site closely matching the historical description for this second order vertical control station was located along the east side of Rt. 390, and a low outcropping rock was found with a drill hole in it containing only the brass stem from a benchmark disk. All of the reference items exist as described, and the distances and bearings provided on the datasheet match up fairly well. A dim grassy double-track trail leads easterly from the highway and passes directly over the rock. There is a trailer park off Oak Road about 150 yards south of the site. The drill hole is roughly 40 feet southeast of BTCo utility pole #203, 48 feet east of the centerline of the highway, and 70 feet south-southeast of the east end of a stone culvert under the highway. At the suspected site a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver with remote active antenna was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were 91.3 feet from the scaled coordinates listed in the NGS datasheet.
~Rich in NEPA~
[I]Note:[/I] Zhanna is submitting an official recovery report to NGS. I am logging this station as “Not Found” pending official determination by NGS. If the agency should declare the station as being in poor condition or destroyed based on our evidence, I will edit the status of this log to “Found” to indicate positive identification.
[I]Edit Note:[/I] NGS has declared the station to be in poor condition. Therefore, I can now change this log from “Not Found” to “Found” since NGS considers the evidence provided is sufficient to prove that the station was postively identified. (See updated datasheet: [B][URL=http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=LY1166]LY1166[/URL][/B])
[This entry was edited by Rich in NEPA on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 9:09:53 AM.]
[Photos:]LY1166, "T 234 1959," Pike County, PA.
GPSr and the station mark.
Eyelevel view of station mark and setting.
Orientation view NW to utility pole (indicated).
Utility pole ID numbers.
Stone culvert, facing northerly along Rt. 390.