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Details for Benchmark: PE0283

N 44° 23.467 W 068° 12.300 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 41.79

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TIDAL 8 STA 11
Marker Type:
tidal station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Recovered in good condition. Former benchmark is no longer used as a benchmark, since the bench has been moved.

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photoFormer TIDAL 8 STA 11 - Bar Harbor ME
No longer a benchmark.
photoFormer TIDAL 8 STA 11 - Eye level
photoFormer TIDAL 8 STA 11 - Looking S

The disc is no longer in it's original location and is no longer a benchmark.

Recovered, but on new bench

[Photos:]
photoPE0286 Mark
photoPE0286 Location
Note: new bench

Recycled on a bench in the park. Have liked finding these things for many years, but this is the first one we're logging. Found it while kids were searching for a geocache.

Found this on a cruise years ago still have picture. Benchmark was part of a bench.

Have seen this one before waling through the park. Never realized that it was not the original location.

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photoIMG_0184
photoIMG_0183

Cute. A benchmark on a bench.

I would have to agree with the other finders,I liked the way they reused it.
I dont think it will be functioal for use. but a find is a find

"Found" it, but see previous logs re: status of this one. Nice to see that they've recycled the disc into the bench, but yes, it's pretty much a non-functional benchmark.

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photoPE0283 Newport BM resurrected as part of bench

Found on the shore path.

Found it accidentally while walking through Bar Harbor.

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photoBenchmark

BM#43 - Nice spot in Bar Harbor. Stumbled upon this in the dark and in the rain. Shout out to Penn State Brandywine!

Found with PSUDE_DrG on first night in Bar Harbor.

Found while walking the dogs on the shore path.

Found it while heading out to the Shore Path cache.

Found accidentally while on vacation in Bar Harbor. Took photo to reference it upon return. Beautiful day. Acadia National Park was great. -Team Beer

found today

Found the disk by chance. It is no longer a real benchmark as it no longer serves that putpose, but it's cool to see it preserved in the park.

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photobar harbor BM

We were returning from a sail aboard the Margaret Todd, and saw this benchmark right along the waterfront. We loved Bar Harbor, and all of the fun caching in the area too.

Found after whale watching! :D

Took a walk along the Shore Path after going whale watching in the morning, and spotted this benchmark.

Benchmark is still there. Found the BM with my family during a vacation trip to the Acadia National Park.

[This entry was edited by king.hubi on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 7:04:00 PM.]

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photoTIDAL 8 STA 11

Found this one using TeamBTE's coordinates. Acadiahiker

I found this while vacationing in beautiful Maine from Colorado. My son and I sat down to rest after a walk along the shore and found this benchmark!

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photoJ-Man rests with the GPSr on the benchmark.

found this while starting the shore path cache, did not know you could also do the benchmarks

N 44° 23.450 W 68° 12.209

Last year when I came through the area, I didn't have the GPS with me. This year, I went right back and snapped a photo at this location.

Not sure why there is such a discrepancy with so many logs, but it's certainly not moving around much these days!

Brian (Team BTE)

Happened to run across this one while on the way back to the geo truck from Shore Path cache.

Found this last year but didn't log it due to it's "wrong" location. Still, it is there even if it no longer does service as a true bench mark.

Although I "found" this mark, what I actually found was the disk that was formerly a bench mark. The park was remodelled last year and the sea wall in front of the park was rebuilt (destroying 3 more bench marks). In the process, the granite park bench was removed and saved, and then it was put back in the park.

[b]I just checked some of the pictures taken before the park was remodelled and it turns out the park bench is no where near where it was. Check the area photo in "Rich in NEPA"'s 9/11/2002 log or "devbrain"'s 5/29/2004 log and you'll see the park bench was up in the park almost even with Cottage Street and oriented with the bench mark end of the park bench pointing down towards the pier. Compare this to the current location (near the sea wall) shown in my photo below.[/b]

If you log this station, please note that what you found is not the bench mark, but rather the disk which used to serve as a bench mark. As a surveyor's control point, it is now useless.

But is is cool nevertheless that they put the bench mark on the park bench, and it sure looks good in this beautiful spot.

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 8:12:15 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoPE0283 Former bench mark, Bar Harbor Maine
The park bench and the disk which used to be the bench mark, destroyed as a bench mark when the park was remodelled. Note that the park bench's location is far removed from it's original location. See photos from the 2002 and 2004 logs of this station.
photoPE0283 Former bench mark, Bar Harbor Maine
The disk which used to be the bench mark, destroyed as a bench mark when the park was remodelled.

It's back. As we were walking around the kids found the bench with the benchmark intact. The park is looking nice. Beautiful evening too!

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photoIMG_1366.JPG

A remodeling of Agamont Park resulted in the removal of the bench in which the Benchmark was mounted.

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe0283/]PE0283 - TIDAL 8 STA 11[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 02:44:45 UTC.

Recovered benchmark on bench in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoPE0283.jpg

Like PE0282 nearby, my family has been coming here for picnic for years without knowing this was here. Logged 2 benchmarks in a few minutes of each other.

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photoRest for the weary benchmarker
This one is in a granite bench in the park.

Found this one while waiting for fireworks. I really confused an Asian family as I walked up to the bench and then proceeded to take a picture of the benchmark then walk away. This benchmark confirms that surveyors have a sense of humor, a benchmark on a bench.

Midway Cafe

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photoTIDAL 8 STA 11 Bar Harbor, ME

Found this benchmark with Devbrain, see his log entry for the photos. :)

N 44° 23.429 W 068° 12.255

I was busy getting myself organized from the last benchmark (0282) when Draig rushed off with the historical description in hand and declared she'd found it! Well, then we realized we weren't so sure. The GPS was off by a few hundred feet, but the log by "Mr T." below indicated it read "1934" and ours read "1947". Anyway, I think this is it (after all, Mr. T wasn't using a GPS and you can barely walk 10 feet in this part of the island without tripping over a benchmark!). Our co-ordinates match really closely with "Rich in NEPA" and with the historical description to a "t" (125 feet east of the fountain).

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photoGPS and benchmark.
photoBench and Benchmark!
This photo also shows the proximity (125' East of the Fountain, even if I forgot to include my compass in the photo!)

We walked the Shore Path down to the park and found this and the other bench mark without a GPS.
We also found an elevation bench mark labeled K25 while walking along Bubble Pond outlet to the small dam on September 15th. It said 1934 on it and is set into the rock but is not listed.

[last edit: 9/18/2003 10:47:42 AM PST]

N 44° 23.435 W 068° 12.256

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. This one, like many of the others I had hunted, was found during a very pleasant after-breakfast walk around town. The mark was relatively easy to find using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 273 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. I must've walked by this mark at least a hundred times in the 30 years I've been coming here! ~Rich in NEPA~

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photoGPSr and the station mark.
photoClose-up of the station mark.
photoThe immediate area surrounding the station mark.
photoThe general area near the station mark.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1962 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 AT BAR HARBOR. SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A GRANITE BENCH, THAT IS SET IN BEDROCK, ABOUT 1 FOOT IN FROM THE WEST, NORTH, AND EAST SIDES OF THE BENCH, WHICH IS IN AGAMONT PARK, AT THE FOOT OF MAIN STREET NEAR MUNICIPAL PIER IN BAR HARBOR, 135 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CURB OF MAIN STREET, 105 FEET EAST OF THE WATER FOUNTAIN AND TIDAL 9, 50 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF HARBOR VIEW HOTEL AND 15 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND.

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.
  • This Tidal Bench Mark is designated as VM 164 by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.
  • 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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