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Details for Benchmark: PE1769

N 44° 21.044 W 068° 03.177 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 440

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SCHOODIC RESET
Marker Type:
drill hole
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:

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Found mark in good condition. I did not attempt to find any reference marks - a little tight on time. The weather was foggy. I had printed the datasheet, but couldn't locate it while parked at the turnout on the head. I used the GPSr to guide me and found it easily.

[Photos:]
photoPE1769 - SCHOODIC RESET - Marker, GPSr

Recovered station mark and RM2 both in good condition. Unfortunately didn't have time to recover RM 1 and RM 3. Found on a trip to the top of Schoodic Head while biking around Schoodic Point with the family.

GO$Rs (Boxborough, MA)

This entry was edited by g-o-cashers on Friday, 14 August 2015 at 02:02:40 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoSCHOODIC RESET, HANCOCK county, ME (Station Mark)
photoSCHOODIC RESET, HANCOCK county, ME (RM2)
photoSCHOODIC RESET, HANCOCK county, ME (Station Mark)
w/GPS
photoSCHOODIC RESET, HANCOCK county, ME (Station Mark)
Location of station mark
photoSCHOODIC RESET, HANCOCK county, ME (View)

Found this while hiking with a group from Friends of Acadia. Beautiful day, and good hikes in the park. Sisk is in very good condition, nut is getting polished from people walking on it with boots. The new camping area and access for Schoodic unit will mean more and easier access to a nice site.

drove/walked up schoodic head to see the views, i prefer this part of acadia over MDI

Found this while Geocaching

This was easy to find, and found it without a description (just a little common sense!). Recovered with no problems at all. Great condition. See photo.

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photoDSC03357

Found it!

Another Recovery for RUSSDUDES (senior) with assistance from my lovely daughter. Recovered in good condition as decribed after a nice hike up Schoodic Head with daughter Katie Jo. Station disk is secure in rock and stamped "SCHOODIC 1860". Coordinates as displayed on Garmin GPS 12 receiver as follows: N 44 degrees 21.050' and W 068 degrees 03.179'
Also recovered Reference Mark 2 in good condition. Disk is also secure in rock as described and marked only as "NO. 2" with arrow pointing (approx 330 degrees mag.) to primary station. Coordinates for Ref. Mark 2 as displayed on Garmin GPS 12 receiver as follows: N 44 degrees 21.038' and W 068 degrees 03.167'.

[This entry was edited by russdudes on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 6:00:53 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoSchoodic 1860 on Aug. 14, 2006
photoSchoodic 1860 and Garmin GPS 12 on 8-14-06
photoSchoodic RM No. 2 & GPS 12 on 8-14-06
photoDad & Katie on Schoodic Head 8-14-06

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe1769/]PE1769 - SCHOODIC RESET[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 02:57:12 UTC.

Nice view

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1931 by MEGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1903 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1903 ON THE SUMMIT OF SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE SE PART OF SCHOODIC PENINSULA, ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES S OF THE TOWN OF WINTER HARBOR. THE STATION IS NEAR THE NE EDGE OF THE SUMMIT AND IS ABOUT 500 METERS FROM THE W SHORE OF SCHOODIC HARBOR. A GOOD ROAD FROM WINTER HARBOR LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE SUMMIT. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A DRILLED HOLE IN A ROCK. IN 1903 THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WAS COVERED BY A THICK GROWTH OF TREES AND BUSHES.
1/1/1929 by MEGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MAINE GEODETIC SURVEY 1929 EXTRACT FROM LETTER, DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1929, OF H.S. SHAW, EXETER, N.H., TO CAPTAIN P.C. WHITNEY. (JULY 31 AND OTHER DATES). YOU WILL RECALL THAT WE VISITED THIS POINT ON SEPT. 4, AND FAILED TO FIND THE STATION MARK, WHICH I HAD LOOKED FOR WITHOUT SUCCESS ON SEVERAL PREVIOUS OCCASIONS. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT THE MARK HAS BEEN DESTROYED, BUT IF IT STILL EXISTS IT IS AT LEAST NOT LIKELY TO BE RECOVERED WITHOUT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION THAN WE HAD.
1/1/1931 by MEGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MAINE GEODETIC SURVEY 1931 THE STATION IS IN THE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, ON WHAT WAS UNTIL RECENTLY KNOWN AS SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN, BUT WHICH IS NOW CALLED SCHOODIC HEAD BY THE PARK AUTHORITIES, PROBABLY TO DISTINGUISH IT FROM ANOTHER SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN SOME 16 MILES TO THE N. A CAR MAY BE DRIVEN TO WITHIN ABOUT 5 MINUTES WALK OF THE STATION, WHICH IS ON AN EXPOSED LEDGE AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN. ON JUNE 30, 1931, I FOUND WHAT WAS EVIDENTLY THE DRILL HOLE WHICH MARKED THE STATION, BUT IT WAS FILLED WITH DIRT, WHICH WAS THE REASON I HAD FAILED TO FIND IT ON VISITS TO THE MOUNTAIN DURING THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS. ON AUGUST 18, 1931, I CEMENTED A STANDARD STATE SURVEY TABLET IN THE HOLE AND SET TWO STANDARD REFERENCE TABLETS IN EXPOSED LEDGE, THE HORIZONTAL DISTANCES OF THE REFERENCE MARKS FROM THE STATION BEING AS FOLLOWS--NO. 1, 26.35 FEET, NO. 2, 55.62 FEET. NO. 1 IS ABOUT 2.2 FEET AND NO. 2 ABOUT 2.0 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. THERE IS A GOOD VIEW FROM THE STATION, EXCEPT TOWARD THE W WHERE IT IS SOMEWHAT OBSCURED BY SMALL TREES, BUT LINES COULD EASILY BE OPENED.
1/1/1934 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) ON THE SUMMIT OF SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN WHICH LIES ABOUT 4 MILES S OF THE TOWN OF WINTER HARBOR. THE MOUNTAIN IS IN THE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND IS NOW KNOWN AS SCHOODIC HEAD. THE STATION WAS RE-MARKED IN 1931 BY H.S. SHAW, AND TWO REFERENCE MARKS WERE ESTABLISHED AT THAT TIME. ALL THREE WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. TO REACH THE STATION FROM WINTER HARBOR, GO E ON HIGHWAY 186, 0.6 MILE AND THEN TURN RIGHT ON THE GRAVEL ROAD. FOLLOW 3.8 MILES AND TURN LEFT AT SIGN MOUNTAIN ROAD. CONTINUE 1 MILE TO PARKING CIRCLE ON TOP. CONTINUE E ON PATH TO THE SUMMIT AND STATION ABOUT 200 METERS DISTANT. A 20-FOOT TRIPOD AND SCAFFOLD WAS ERECTED OVER THE STATION. NOTE--FROM LETTER. MR. CARROLL F. MERRIAM, PENNSYLVANIA WATER AND POWER COMPANY, BALTIMORE, MD., DATED AUGUST 20, 1940. ON MY VACATION I VISITED SCHOODIC IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND FOUND THE MARKER WITHOUT DIFFICULTY BUT NOT HAVING THE STATION DESCRIPTION I DID NOT FIND ANY REFERENCE MARKS.
1/1/1965 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (NCS) THE STATION MARK, RMS 1 AND 2 WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. AS VISIBILITY FROM THE GROUND IS VERY LIMITED BY NEW GROWTH OF TREES, RM 3 WAS ESTABLISHED 230.9 FEET SOUTH, ON AN OPEN POINT. RM 3 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SCHOODIC NO 3 1860, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN BEDROCK. THIS MARK IS NOT INTERVISIBLE WITH THE STATION FROM THE GROUND. ANGLE WAS TURNED FROM THE REFERENCE MARK TO A TARGET 7 FEET ABOVE THE STATION BY TYING BRANCHES OF EVERGREENS BACK, CUTTING NOT BEING PERMISSIBLE IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. SEE DESCRIPTION OF SCHOODIC 1860 RM 3. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WINTER HARBOR AND 2.5 SOUTHWEST OF BIRCH HA
1/1/1968 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (NCS) STATION MARK AND RMS 1, 2, AND 3 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, AS DESCRIBED IN 1965. BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH OF TREES AT THE STATION, RM 3 WAS USED AS A STATION MARK. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 3.3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WINTER HARBOR.
1/1/1971 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (LFS) STATION WAS RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. DISTANCES TO RM 1 AND RM 2 CHECKED VERY CLOSELY WITH OLD DISTANCES. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- STATION IS LOCATED ON SUMMIT OF SCHOODIC HEAD, ON A SMALL, OPEN, BEDROCK AREA SURROUNDED BY PINE TREES, WHICH BLOCK VIEW IN ALL AREAS EXCEPT VERY LIMITED VIEW TO NORTHWARD. TO REACH STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN BIRCH HARBOR, GO WEST ON STATE ROUTE 186 FOR 1.9 MILES. TAKE T-ROAD LEFT AND FOLLOW MOORE RD. SOUTH FOR 1.35 MILES. ENTER ACADIA PARK AND CONTINUE FOR 2.35 MILES TO GRAVEL SIDE ROAD LEFT. GO LEFT FOR 0.25 MILE. TAKE LEFT FORK AND GO 1.0 MILE TO END OF ROAD. WALK NORTHEAST ON DIM TRAIL ALONG PINE-COVERED HILLTOP ABOUT 150 YARDS TO STATION. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SCHOODIC 1860, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN BEDROCK ON HIGHEST POINT. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER ONE IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED NO 1, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN BEDROCK FLUSH WITH GROUND, 2 FEET LOWER THAN STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER TWO IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED NO 2, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BEDROCK LEDGE PROJECTING 6 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, AND 3 FEET LOWER THAN STATION MARK. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER THREE IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SCHOODIC NO 3 1860, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN BEDROCK, DOWN ON A BARE, OPEN, ROCK POINT, 21.97 FEET LOWER THAN STATION MARK. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 3-1/2 MILES S OF WINTER HARBOR.
1/1/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (ELG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in March 1998.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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