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Details for Benchmark: PE0296

N 44° 16.783 W 068° 19.517 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 45.4

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
K 13
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Recovered in good condition.
I had to go around the back of the bank to avoid walking through the garden.

This entry was edited by sec-guy on Sunday, 07 August 2011 at 12:59:41 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoPE0296 Angled View

This was my first benchmark!

N 44° 16.799 W 068° 19.568

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe0296/]PE0296 - K 13[/url][/b].

Zhanna

New plantings are now growing and coverings the slats even more. Better hurry before it becomes a jungle. Back enterance is blocked by fence and AC unit. I was going to try and get real close but decided not too. Have not bought a cup of coffee there this year

Found this benchmark with Devbrain, see his log entry for the photos. I felt pretty pleased with myself as I was the one who managed to actually spot the benchmark hiding behind the little fence. :)

Just over the road from PE0295, but a little hard to find. It's on the side wall of Jumpin' Java coffee house (actually, we were sat just above it sipping our coffee before we got down to hunting -- wish we'd turned the GPS on earlier and we'd have just looked down!). The photo I got didn't come out as legibly as I would have liked, but given the lack of accessibility was as good as I could hope for. (I'll try to take another photo and upload it if I can get a better one).

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark, almost visible beside the building.
photoLook between the slats to see the marker!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1962 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 AT SOUTHWEST HARBOR. SET VERTICALLY IN THE NORTH CONCRETE FOUNDATION OF A BUSINESS BUILDING AT THE JUNCTION OF CLARK ROAD AND MAIN STREET (HIGHWAY 102). 45 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 102, 12 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE BUILDING AND 6 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND.
01/01/1986 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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