Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: PE0278

N 44° 22.767 W 068° 14.083 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 266.16

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
V 144
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

Must Read!

Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.

Could't find it. I think the given coordinates are on the wrong side of the road. Found the culvert but not the right rock. [se]

Thanks to Zhanna's report and some persistent hunting, I found it.

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe0278/]PE0278 - V 144[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 02:41:43 UTC.

This was a touch one. Even though I used another cachers coordinates, the benchmark was partially covered with vegatation. I walked right on top of it. Might not have found it otherwise.

Time on site: 0825 hrs.

[Photos:]
photoPE0278.jpg
photoPE0278.jpg
N 44° 22.726 W 068° 14.151

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 386 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc was covered by a couple inches of dirt and dried pine litter, and is in very good condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

[Photos:]
photoGPSr and the station mark.
photoClose-up of the station mark.
photoThe general area near the station mark.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 1.8 MI W FROM BAR HARBOR. 0.35 MILE WEST ON COTTAGE STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE IN BAR HARBOR, THENCE 1.45 MILE SOUTH AND WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 233, OR 0.25 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE OVERPASS OF THE ROAD LEADING TO CADILLAC MOUNTAIN. 141 FEET NORTH OF THE JUNCTION OF AN OLD ROAD THAT ONCE CROSSED THE ROAD LEADING TO CADILLAC MOUNTAIN, (THE NEW ROAD GOES UNDER IT), 81 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY 233. SET IN A DRILL HOLE ABOUT 10 INCHES FROM THE SOUTH EDGE OF A ROCK OUTCROP AND 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.
1/1/1977 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1977 AT DRAIN X-ING. 72 FT W C/L RD AT DRAIN. 39.4 FT NW OF WEST END OF 30 INCH STEEL CULVERT. 9 FT SW C/L 30 INCH PINE. SET IN TOP OF ROCK OUTCROP 10 INCHES N. OF S. EDGE. STD. TABLET STAMPED V 144 1962.
10/19/2000 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 2000 (GAS) 0.6 KM (0.35 MI) WESTERLY ALONG COTTAGE STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE IN BAR HARBOR, THENCE 0.2 KM (0.10 MI) SOUTHERLY ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 3, THENCE 2.3 KM (1.40 MI) WESTERLY ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 233, NEAR THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE LOWER LEDGE OF A 4 BY 25-FOOT EXPOSED ROCK OUTCROP, 21.2 M (69.6 FT) NORTHWEST OF THE HIGHWAY CENTERLINE, 12.8 M (42.0 FT) NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF THE WEST END OF A CULVERT UNDER THE HIGHWAY, 1.7 M (5.6 FT) SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST END OF THE ROCK, AND 0.5 M (1.6 FT) ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE HIGHWAY. NOTE--THE MARK IS ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY.

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.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page