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Details for Benchmark: PE0277

N 44° 22.633 W 068° 15.317 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 371.56

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
K 9
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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WARNING: Fire Ants!
This area has fire ants that will bite and it HURTS. My dog and I were attacked by them. Luckily, I did find the sign and the BM but I would consider it risky to go into that area unless you are prepared.

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe0277/]PE0277 - K 9[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 02:41:02 UTC.

Found as described in good condition.

If you are driving from Bar Harbor, this is on the left of the route 233 as it turns left at the top of a rise after you pass the Eagle Lake Carriage Road.

The "Old Route 233" in the description is now a gated park maintenance road with some random pieces of equipment parked along it.

We parked at the west end (far end) of this short spur and then paced back 400 feet and searched for the mark between the old and new roads. We found a witness sign on a tree, but it was about 20 - 25 feet south of the mark, which I thought was rather distant.

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 1:07:16 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoPE0277 "K 9" location, Acadia National Park, ME
The west end of "Old route 233" where we parked. I paced off 400 feet along this old road and then searched between the two roads.
photoPE0277 "K 9" location, Acadia National Park, ME
The witness sign. The mark was about 20 feet behind me from where I took this photo.
photoPE0277 "K 9" setting, Acadia National Park, ME
The rock ledge with the mark. The description describes it as on the "EAST EDGE OF A CLEARING". There is not much of a clearing now, but it is an open grassy area so that searching is easy. Route 233 is visible through the trees.
photoPE0277 "K 9", Acadia National Park, ME

This was a quick one too. Again I used another cachers coordinates.

Time on site: 0835 hrs.

[Photos:]
photoPE0277.jpg
N 44° 22.632 W 068° 15.336

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. I drove out along Route 233 from Bar Harbor and easily found the mark using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 83 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

[Photos:]
photoGPSr and the station mark.
photoThe general area near the station mark.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1962 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 3 MI W FROM BAR HARBOR. 0.35 MILE WEST ON COTTAGE STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE AT BAR HARBOR, THENCE 2.6 MILES SOUTH AND WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 233. 123 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF NEW HIGHWAY 233, 150 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF OLD HIGHWAY 233 AND ABOUT 400 FEET EAST OF WHERE THE TWO ROADS COME TOGETHER. SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A ROCK OUTCROP AT THE EAST EDGE OF A CLEARING AND 3 FEET ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE HIGHWAY.
1/1/1986 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1986 (ELG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • 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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