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Details for Benchmark: NE1269

N 42° 39.648 W 083° 17.819 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In OAKLAND county, MI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
PONTIAC FISHER BODY CO TANK
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Was in the area and even snapped a picture, unfortunately, it didn't turn out.... Very nice to see many of these old-timers still around.

GCHam

Duh! I can see this from my house!

Found with y2kcompliant while caching in the area.

Though we have seen this landmark dozens of times, rootee2t and I stopped today to officially log this benchmark.

[Photos:]
photoNE1269 - GPS
photoNE1269

It's still there!

[Photos:]
photoGoogle Street View

Kennett has been rerouted since 1943, having been swallowed by the auto plant (which is no longer Fisher Auto Body), and the tank has been repainted, but it is still standing.

[Photos:]
photoTank
Hard to get a good shot of the tank, because it is on private property, but that's it.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1943 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (APR) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE W SIDE OF KENNETT ROAD ABOUT 300 FEET E OF BALDWIN AVENUE IN THE CITY OF PONTIAC. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED STRUCTURE ABOUT 100 FEET IN HEIGHT, PAINTED SILVER WITH FISHER BODY PLANT 1 PAINTED ON THE E AND W SIDES. THE POINT OBSERVED ON WAS THE SMALL BALL FINIAL ON THE APEX OF THE ROOF. THIS IS AN INTERSECTION STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1997.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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