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Details for Benchmark: ND0159

N 42° 09.030 W 080° 04.786 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 575.47

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

Location:
In ERIE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
15 USE
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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spotted!

Found survey disk in good condition

Saw while caching

Found it

It was nice to log a string of easy benchmarks to end my caching day.

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photoND0159

Found this easily while enjoying the views from South Pier and attempting the nearby benchmark challenge cache.

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photo15

Caching, benchmarking and waymarking in the area.

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photoND0159
photoLooking toward the water.

Found on May 23, 2016 on pier.

found it

Found while geocaching. It's in pretty good shape.

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photoND0159 close up
photoLooking out towards the water
photoLooking up pier towards tower

Easily found on the south pier.

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photo15

Found this while out caching with CuriousGeorge59, Clint5566 and Petroypa70.

Found while geocaching on the pier

Discovered while out grabbing some caches. BM intact.

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Recovered in good condition at the W end of the pier..

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photo15 USE (ND0159) disk - Erie, PA
photo15 USE (ND0159) area - looking NNW

Within a couple feet of another benchmark.

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photoIn good condition

Found While Geocaching

Found today on the way to the Benchmark Challenge cache GC2528F.

found this one today on our last day of vacationing in Lake Erie

Waited to log this once I got a picture to post

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photoND0159

found while vacationing in the area

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Found while doing the Benchmark Challenge - 50 of 'em GC2528F.

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photopointing to ND0159 and ND0160

saw this while seeing lake
Erie

Found this one while on a nice walk in the area. Still in very good shape.

Visiting from San Diego for GeoWoodstock IX, we did this benchmark while doing the nearby Benchmark Challenge geocache. Photos will have to wait until we return home.
mmcgr & Minnie

Found in good condition

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photoND0159

Found this on a benchmarking trip with my wife.

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photoND0159
ND0159

Benchmarking trip to Erie today with Falamazar. Had a great time despite the heat.

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ND0159-1
photoLooking west
looking west

seen this today

Found in good condition. Number 47 for us.

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photoThe Benchmark
Just a little out of focus.

testing out the new camera, figured I'd take walk down the pier. Cant believe I hadn't logged these yet.

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photolocation

Found 15 USE

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photoND0159

Found it but cellphone camera did not get good picture to post. Will try to get another when I return to finish caches

Found at challenge cache

Found this one with Levidan as we were caching the Seaway Geotrail. Levidan will post our pictures

Out with SKB - Good shape

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photoSteve showing location

Found today

found this onje

found it

Out today checking benchmarks with The Goonies 7 and GoonieNanny.

We found it quick on a cold April day.

Out finding caches and benchmarks with Goonie Nanny and PopPop55k. Another one on our quick tour around the area.

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photoBM - ND0159 - Disk

Easy find.

The mark is in good condition at the posted coordinates.

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photoND0159(15 USE) - Erie PA
photoND0159 - Eye level
photoND0159 - Looking SW on south pier

Found this cache while out and about with Rev Mike.

Located disc in good condition.

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photo15 USE

While searching for the cache nearby, I decided to scan the pier on a whim and came across this! Gotta love it!

Found this benchmark while caching with HikingCockroachess,HikingCockroach, and GuineaGal.

N 42° 09.034 W 080° 04.787

Disk located on station in good condition. It is surrounded by a yellow painted triangle with "15" painted near.

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photoDisk with GPS

First find of a few along the south pier.

Found it in good condition. Location is as described.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by USE (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1975 by USLS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY US LAKE SURVEY 1975 NO PREVIOUS DESCRIPTION. THE STATION IS ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH PIER AT THE ENTRANCE TO ERIE HARBOR. THE MARK IS A BRASS DISK LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 2 METERS SOUTH OF U.S. HARBOR LINE, ABOUT 1 METER NORTH OF THE SOUTHERN EDGE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN ERIE, PA.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 IN ERIE. IN ERIE, 1.9 KM (1.2 MI) WEST-NORTHWEST ALONG THE PAVED ACCESS ROAD TO ERIE INTERNATIONAL MARINE TERMINAL FROM THE NORTHWEST END OF EAST AVENUE, IN TOP OF THE SOUTHEAST CONCRETE PIER, 11.3 METERS (36.5 FT) NORTHWEST OF POWER POLE 2A1068E, 9.14 METERS (30.0 FT) NORTH OF THE NORTH CORNER POST OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE AROUND THE MARINE TERMINAL, 33.22 METERS (109.0 FT) SOUTHWEST OF BENCH MARK X 13, 1.95 METERS (6.4 FT) SOUTHEAST OF BENCH MARK 1 USE, 1.01 METERS (3.3 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHWEST END OF THE PIER. THE MARK IS ABOVE LEVEL WITH TOP OF PIER.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • 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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