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Details for Benchmark: LY2712

N 41° 22.889 W 075° 35.602 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LACKAWANNA county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SCRUB OAK LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The terrain to this benchmark was very difficult. I highly advise not searching for this one. While the tower seemed to be gone, we did find a monument of some sort, so I am going to say that this is it.

[Photos:]
photoThe Monument

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (CGS) THE STATION IS THE APEX AND CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 2.5 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SCRANTON. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A GLASS ENCLOSED CAB ON TOP WITH A BLACK CONICAL SHAPED ROOF. THE LEGS ARE PAINTED GREY AND THE CAB IS PAINTED ORANGE. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS APPROXIMATELY 64 FEET. REFERENCE MARK NO 2 TO TRIANGULATION STATION SCRUB OAK IS SET UNDERNEATH AND IN THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION SCRUB OAK, DISTANCE BEING 82.87 FEET 25.260 METERS EAST OF STATION SCRUB OAK.
01/01/1973 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (LFS) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN- 2-1/2 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SCRANTON.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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