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Details for Benchmark: NC1222

N 42° 43.109 W 078° 33.785 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In ERIE county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
WALES TV MAST WGR
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Out benchmark hunting.

[Photos:]
photoNC1222

Tough to miss this one!

I've visited this one before, but today I brought the camera and was consciously looking at this one as a benchmark instead of a big towery pointy thingy.

[Photos:]
photoThe tippy top
photoIt goes on forever and ever...
photoSunset on the tower

I've been watching this tower since 1983 when I moved to southern part of the Town of Aurora. Didn't realize it was a marker 'til now. Yes, the light continues to shine.

Found as described.

[Photos:]
photoWGR tower - Wales

Found it on the wat to Christmas dinner.

Yup, found the nearby geocache. Didn't take a picture though. Never knew where Channel 2 was, although I've known where Channel's 4 and 7 were for years.

This one just can't be missed.

Yes it's still standing, we can see it while sitting at our computer

Have seen the tower many times while going down 16 and while finding the geocache nearby today.

HB

Kind of hard to miss this one, doing the cache nearby!

The light on top is still flashing!!! BGEE

The light on top is still flashing!!! Tattoolady

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1973 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (WOM) WALES TV MAST WGR IS A TRIANGULAR STEEL STRUCTURE 900 FEET HIGH AND IS PAINTED RED AND WHITE. STATION IS THE LIGHT ATOP THE MAST AND IS LOCATED 0.6 MILE WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF VERMONT HILL AND WARNER HILL ROADS, TOWN OF WALES.

Control Text

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

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