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Details for Benchmark: PE1783

N 44° 19.710 W 068° 10.460 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 144

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GREAT HEAD
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Reference Points

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Station, RM1, RM2 recovered as described.

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Found while hiking on the Great Head Trail hike.

Great Head Trail

Crazy to find. Wasn't looking for it but when I found it I wondered if it was listed here. :) Gorgeous day for a hike.

Stumbled upon while on the Great Head trail. Awesome view.

Great location. BM in good condition.

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photoGPS and benchmark

Found while trekking the Sand Beach trail. Wasn't looking for it, just stumbled upon it.

National Park Service Great Head Benchmark - Installed 2011

Not NGS PE1783

This entry was edited by Dances with Squirels on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 12:14:27 UTC.

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photoGreat Head Benchmark 2011
In Acadia National Park

Found this while hiking Great Head Trail with geodog Hadley and shopkprbass

Found two of the markers here on Great Head during our geocaching hike out on the trail. The destroyed observatory is just west of this spot.

Excellent day for hanging out on Great Head. Lots of people and dogs went zooming by me as I examined the stone house remains and eventually wandered over to the benchmark. Very rewarding and probably one of THE best views found anywhere.

Found while hiking the Great Head Trail. All three disks are within a few feet of each other. Watch your step.

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photoGreat Head Benchmark
photoReference Mark 1
photoReference Mark 2
photoOverview of Site

Found this while hiking on Great Head. There are actually two benchmarks within a few feet of each other. One of these is not listed. The other listed in the area is for the ruins of the observatory.

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Found on hike at Acadia National Park

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One of three

Found the three bronze markers as described and photographed below. Was a great place for an afternoon lunch overlooking the bay. Great views!

What a great view from this location!

This one is located at the spot with the best view. You can find it if you happen to look down.

Found this one while spending a few days exploring Acadia.

One of the most peaceful places to watch the ocean at Acadia.

Stumbled upon this with Polskikrol, we were looking for a nearby cache, but we couldnt get to it due to muggles...
I won't repost the same pics :)

Nice hike, beautiful views... couldnt find the geocache in the area due to mountain climbers in the area... bummer.

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NGS Benchmark Photo 3

i didnt accualy search for this mark but found it by accident. i literaly stepped on it and then relized that it was a bench mark.

as stated

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe1783/]PE1783 - GREAT HEAD[/url][/b].

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 03:00:52 UTC.

LisaS and I were out geocaching and I just knew this BM was here without having looked it up.

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N44.19.709 W068 10.462 There are two disks as describe in the text. Photos to follow of markes. This is a wonderfull location and can be easly reached from the Sand Beach Parking lot.

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photogps with marker #2 PE1783
Arrow points directly to #1
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Not great quality need to figure out how to do this better. Great Head is stamped on top of pyramid shape
photoson pointing at the two markers
photoGreathead satillite Photo
Over view of track from virtual cache to where I found BM's on a hunch and way back to Sand Beach Parking Lot.
photoRemains of Observation Building
BM PE1782 almost directly W of BM PE1783

Spotted while hiking the area after finding nearby "Watch Your Step". Station Mark and RM#2 recovered. Did not search for RM#1.

N 44° 19.710 W 068° 10.460

As described. Found the station mark and two reference marks. Beautiful spot with views of Frenchman Bay, Schoodic Point, the Beehive and Champlain Mtn. A great place for lunch on a summer afternoon.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST BLUFF ON THE SE SIDE OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, OVERLOOKING FRENCHMANS BAY. THE BLUFF IS KNOWN AS GREAT HEAD AND IS JUST E OF NEWPORT COVE. STATION IS 17.1 METERS E OF A STONE BUILDING OF 21.15 METERS CIRCUMFERENCE AND 5 METERS IN HEIGHT. THE BUILDING IS AN OBSERVATORY BELONGING TO H.L. SATTERLEE AND IS A PROMINENT LANDMARK FROM THE BAY. STATION IS ON AN IRREGULAR LEDGE ABOUT 2 METERS FROM THE EDGE OF THE STEEP BLUFF. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS WEDGED IN DRILL HOLES IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK. THEY ARE BOTH IN FLAT LEDGES JUST S OF THE STATION AND E OF THE OBSERVATORY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM BAR HARBOR, GO S ON MAIN STREET, FROM BEACON AT COTTAGE AVENUE AND MAIN STREET GO 1.4 MILES AND TAKE LEFT AT FOUNTAIN. FOLLOW THIS SHORE ROAD 3.3 MILES THEN TAKE PRIVATE ROAD LEFT AT GREAT HEAD SIGN. TAKE FIRST ROAD LEFT AND FOLLOW 0.2 MILE TO INTERSECTION, THEN TURN SHARP LEFT AND FOLLOW 0.2 MILE TO TRAIL ON RIGHT MARKED GREAT HEAD TRAIL. FOLLOW TRAIL ABOUT 1/2 MILE E TO OBSERVATORY AND STATION.
1/1/1944 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FLP) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. STATION MARK IS NOT CEMENTED IN DRILL, BUT IT IS TIGHT IN PLACE. REFERENCE MARK DISTANCES MEASURED AND CHECK.

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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