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Details for Benchmark: PE1787

N 44° 21.150 W 068° 13.448 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1509

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CADILLAC GROUND 1968
Marker Type:
bolt
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Found this Benchmark during my visit in this amazing area!

Saw this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoPE1787
photoPE1787 location

Found while on top of Cadillac Mountain with my husband on our 25th anniversary trip. He gets credit for locating this while we were looking for the disc. The disc is much further away than we thought.

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photoThe Bolt

Found while visiting Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain.

Found this benchmark after hiking up Cadillac Mountain today.

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photoCADILLAC GROUND 1968

Found during a recent trip to Acadia.

Found it.

I neglected to log this benchmark as found when I was in the area because I had poor reception at the time. I made notes in my travel journal and in rereading it, I discovered my error.

Looking for a disk, then realized. Took a few minutes.

We found this while visiting Cadillac Mountain. I had prepared ahead of time to find the two benchmarks in the area. This is a bolt that was found as described. I probably wouldn't have realized it was a benchmark if I had not looked it up previously.

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photoCadillac Ground 1968 (Closeup)
photoCadillac Ground 1968 (Area View)

Was looking for the triangulation disk at the summit, but found this bolt instead. Didn't take a pic because I didn't realize at the time it was a loggable BM. Wow, was the wind whipping up here!

Didn't know what it was at first. Saw it on our visit to Cadillac Mountain.

Find the bolt using some updated coordinates.

Found during sunrise. Cold & windy... accidentally found.

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photoBolt on top of the eastern seaboard.
N 44° 21.154 W 068° 13.450

Found while geocaching.

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photoGPSr at benchmark

Interesting. Who knew this was a marker? Good thing I was with chrmdome.

Cool bolt. Looks kinda like a hook. Found it while looking for the disk, even though they are a 1000 feet apart. :-s

This is a bolt that was found as described

Discovered while visiting Acadia NP and heading up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain.

Hiked Cadillac Mountain and found this on summit.

My first Benchmark together with enigma13 at this wonderful place.

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photo2015-10-08 Cadillac Mountain
2015-10-08 Cadillac Mountain

Our first Benchmark while we´re waiting for the sunset on Cadillac Mountain.

Found it after climbing up Cadillac Mountain from Bubble Pond.

Found as described Will post pic.

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photoPE1787

while walking around exploring the area in high wind with tears in our eyes i thought i nearly stepped in a pile of poo... turns out it was a benchmark lol. eyes play funny tricks on people

Found it while visiting Acadia today :)

Great view atop Cadillac Mountain. Easy to find.

Cadillac Mountain is a must do when in Maine

Biked up the mountain with the GPS and found this bolt.

Found on top while geocaching. Nice bonus!

Found at the top! Nice and easy find!

You can't claim a summit unless you find the top! Found it

Found this benchmark in good condition while geocaching.

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photobenchmark

Found it at the summit!

My brother and I found this while searching for the geological survey disc for the highest point of the mountain (and the east coast) It looked like the highest point to us, but was not near the benchmark disc.

Found while visiting the park.

The Great New England Adventure with Speedcity.

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photoThe Bolt

Found with Phoneguy430 on our Great New England adventure!

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photo128
photo129

First benchmark! Easy find with a rewarding view.

TrashyHonc showed me this benchmark. Hmmmm - wouldn't have expected it to be something special! :-)

First benchmark that I found during our USA holiday. Not quite what I expected, but easy to find on Cadillac Mountain.

This was easy to spot, right at the coords. The punchmark is easily visible.

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photoMrs. R&H at PE1787
photoPE1787 and the visible Punchmark

Found this Benchmark with Queens Blessing. The 'Punch Mark' in the shank is still visible in soite of the rusting, pitting and corrosion.

ORNITH

Ornith and I spied this bolt and wondered if it was a benchmark, so I took photos of it. Sure enough, it's a benchmark.

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photoMaine Trip_20120830_154
photoMaine Trip_20120830_152

Nice Sunrise!

Found while on vacation at Bar Harbor from Thornville, Ohio. Acadia is a fantastic area.

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photoP8220219

My son spotted this. I told him this wasn't a benchmark. Hes so happy that he was right and now so am I!!!

Found while on vacation. Love the mountain.

Still there...

found on a clear day in Acadia

We rented scooters to see the area and ride up Cadillac Mountain. We enjoyed it so much we rode it twice. Interesting benchmark.

first one i ever saw like this

We saw this as we were hiking around

Spotted this one before watching the sunset.

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photoClose up
photoSetting

Recovered in good shape

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photoPE1787 - CADILLAC GROUND 1968

Bolt there -- was looking for disk lol.

Recovered as described in good condition.

This one is there as described. Stumbled across it while checking out the views at sunset.

Found while visiting Maine with my Uni friends :) Bought a souvenir benchmark from the gift shop!

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photoCadillac Mountain
photoCadillac Mountain

it is there as decribed

Found in the fog after a long hike up Cadillac Mountain. Not sure what a punch mark or a shank are but we found the rod anyway. Note: There's also a vertical rod nearby down the rock a little. Not sure which one is this benchmark, as there's no disk, but the description seems to point to this one.

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photoRod in Rock
photoOverview of Area

Found it with KPRockHugger.

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photoClose-up of benchmark rod
Close-up of benchmark rod.
photoAnother close-up of benchmark rod.
Close-up of benchmark rod showing punch mark in shank, which is the station.
photoBenchmark rod from distance.
Benchmark rod from distance.

Found with merdog13!

Found the curled one and the bent one. Couldn't get close to the bent one because so much of the area is roped off to protect the vegetation. Both are very close to one another. And it was SO pretty up on the mountain just after "Hurricane" Earl passed through here this morning.

5:22pm - The kids were with grampa & gramma. So, the Mrs. and I set off to search for a couple of benchmarks we've been wanting to find for a while now. We've walked by this a bunch of times and never realized it was an actual benchmark. Cool!

Found benchmark while in the park. Beautiful views from up here!

One more thing to see on the mountain.

Really enjoyed the view and finding benchmark

Clear weather at the summit !

Found with shelbyclimber. Awesome view!!

Found with Buckeye_Fan, Thanks!

Came back to find this on a day that we could see where we were going. Windy, but no fog when we were at the summit. Some muggles thought we were a bit daft for taking a picture of it!

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photoPE1787

Found this one while looking for the nearby ghost cache and one of the steps of the Acadia NP EarthCache multicache. The coordinates took us right to the benchmark. You do have to go off the trail, so please be conscious of staying off the vegetation (there are lots of signs to that affect). Just before we took the photo, the GPS said it was only 2 feet from the coordinates. Just as we snapped the picture, it jumped to saying 5 feet away. ...still pretty close though.

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photoDSC00167

I love this mountain

nice view,nice place it's my first bench mark :)

Found this one an one other within 50 feet of it.

Out with MNLoon and enjoyed logging the benchmark while in Acadia

Great spot.

Great hike and nice view of surounding area! :)

Visiting from Arizona, found on our 3 week East Coast Adventure!

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photoPE1787 - One of the most interesting benchmarks

Found this Benchmark while visiting the summit. Beautiful views today.

One of my favorite places to visit...Acadia National Park

Found it today in the rain and fog. Just as described bent rod.

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photoCadallic Mountain Benchmark
Foggy wet day

The visibility was about 20 feet walking to the summit today, it really felt like being in the clouds.

Found while atop Cadillac mountain!

I happened to stumble across this marker while exploring the "summit" of Cadillac Mt. with Fink007. We realized pretty soon that there was a higher point, so then found the real summit benchmarks.

Found this while avoiding families of tourists near the "summit" of Cadillac Mountain.

[This entry was edited by Fink007 on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 7:35:06 AM.]

In good condition. Pretty sure this is the right bolt.

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photoPE1787

Our first benchmark to log! On such a tall mountain for this area, we were looking for some kind of benchmark, wandered around to see what might be the highest point, but all we found was a bent metal rod! Who knew this was it!

Found it. Didn't realize it had any geo-importance till I got home.

first benchmark

Nice hike today. We made it just before the rain.

A beautiful hike on Cadillac Mountain

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photoBenchmark @ Cadillac Mt.
Cadillac Mountain Summit Benchmark.

My wife and I took a 10 day vacation to Down East Maine and to the Bay of Fundy. With the myriad of stations in that area I had to be selective in what I went to look for (after all this was a vacation, not a benchmarking trip). I decided to go after two sorts of marks: boundary markers of various sorts, and triangulation stations which where part of the survey for the Eastern Oblique Arc, done in this area in the 1850s. A surprising number of these marks have survived in this area.

This mark fit neither of the above categories, but it was set as an alternative to PE1778, and it's a unique type of mark (a bent iron rod) so it was fun to log it. I couldn't find a punch hole on this thing, so I doubt it's much use anymore as a survey point.

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photoPE1787 - CADILLAC GROUND 1968, Bar Harbor ME
photoPE1787 - CADILLAC GROUND 1968, Bar Harbor ME

Found this one while hiking on Cadillac Mt. Was going to look for ref pts, but ran out of time. Had to meet the wife down at
Rt 3 by Blackwoods Campground;.
Mushroomman1

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photoCadillac BM.jpg

Definitely found! Was real excited when I went in the giftshop and saw a benchmark paperweight. I asked indoors and the shop person told me where to find this one. Went and claimed it! :D

Found the bent rod east of Stephen Tyng Mather's plaque, just as described!

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photoStephen Tyng Mather Plaque

Found BM while visiting Cadillac Mountain again today. You can never get tired of coming up here, the views are amazing! BM looks good!

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photoBend Rod BM on Cadillac Mountain

I did know you could log these until today!!! We spent a week in Acadia last year, what a great time. Here's a picture of us up early to watch the sunrise. Someone pointed out the beanch mark to us.

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photoSunrise on Cadillac

1531' Great views. As everyone else say, BM gone/destroyed.

I guess I found the same thing as everyone else. Original benchmark appears to be missing. We also visited a newer one on the same mountain.

We located the remains of this benchmark (hole in wrock with trench in rock used to pry it out) while hiking up the North Ridge of Cadillac trail and picking up the virtual cache on the trail.

Nice views: we love the mountains in Acadia!

Also glad I looked at the logs- Great view from here! I'll post photos when I get home.

Good thing I looked this one up before we left for vacation. I wouldn't recognize it as a benchmark.

found this interesting one!

Found this one in good condition as described.

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photoCADILLAC GROUND 1968.jpg

My wife and I found this one while on vacation. We're enjoying our time at Acadia.

They're tearing up the sidewalk beside the bolt today.

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photoCadillac Mountain Bolt

15:22
What a view, still cant see Canada.
Bpack

Found today while caching and BMing.

found it!

Found this then waited for the sunset.

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photoView of the bay from nearby.
photoSunset July 20, 2005

Out with Barefoot exploring Acadia and found this one

Spotted this on my visit last year. Didn't realize it was a BM till today.

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photoPE1787

Found as part of Clan_Barron's Florida to Maine geocaching adventure.

as stated

Sky starting to clear this morning so the view was good. Air is dry and clear. Found this one easily.

Time on site: 1020 hrs

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photoPE1787.jpg

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe1787/]PE1787 - CADILLAC GROUND 1968[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 03:02:04 UTC.

Easy to find, GPS took me right to it.

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photoBenchmark

Found the benchmark easily. It was raining and nasty so I didn't average the location or take any pictures.

Ring bolt is bent over

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photoProximity
photoThe bolt

Recovered in good condition.

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photoPE1787.jpg

Found this benchmark while searching for the cache.

Found in good condition. There is a rod driven into the bedrock about 5 feet from the twisted bolt that no one mentions. Considering the history of Green Mountain now called Cadillac I wonder if this bolt might not predate the 1968 survey.

[This entry was edited by lostinflorida on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 7:40:28 PM.]

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photoSmall bolt in ground
this bolt is just 5 - 6 feet from twisted flat bolt described in 68 survey

This was neat to find and see the summit as well..we have been up here many times but never to see the benchmarks. summit seekers, MI

Found this won while with the YMCA. Stayed at Nearby Acadia National Park. Really cool cache!

Scout353

Found this benchmark with Devbrain, see his log entry for the photo. This area certainly has a surplus of benchmarks! Devbrain mentioned the fragile ecosystem, so I'd just like to do my part and remind future benchmark-hunters to please pay attention to where you step when hunting for benchmarks up here.

Right on top of Cadillac Mountain. It's the somewhat dog-doodoo shaped piece of metal in the foreground rock. Usually I like a "top down" shot of benchmark and GPS but given the local ecosystem settled for taking the shot at a distance and not stepping all over the surrounding foliage.

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photoThe marker is that curly bit of metal!
N 44° 21.154 W 068° 13.451

Saw the bolt and thought it might be a bench mark. I was right.

E A Tom

[last edit: 9/28/2003 4:24:19 PM PST]

N 44° 21.153 W 068° 13.446

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. I drove out along the Park Loop Road from Bar Harbor up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and easily found the mark using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 20 feet from the posted coordinates. The bolt is quite visible and is in fair condition. It's quite an unusual benchmark! ~Rich in NEPA~

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

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1968 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (NCS) LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT AT THE TOP OF MT. CADILLAC, 2.5 MILES SOUTH OF BAR HARBOR, IN THE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. STATION WAS ESTABLISHED BY CARROLL F. MERRIAM, AS MT. DESERT 1856 NOW REQUIRES A STAND TO SEE OUT. STATION IS MARKED BY AN IRON RINGBOLT, OF 1-INCH DIAMETER ROD, SET IN BEDROCK AND BENT OVER SO IT LIES FLAT ON THE SURFACE, WITH A PUNCH MARK IN THE SHANK WHICH IS THE STATION. IT IS 134 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE MOST NORTHERN OF THE BINOCULAR PEDESTALS (COIN OPERATED), 34 FEET EAST OF A BRONZE PLAQUE TO STEPHEN TYNG MATHER, AND 12 FEET EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF A BLACKTOP FOOTPATH ALONG THE ROCK ABOVE AND EAST OF THE PARKING LOT. A PAVED ROAD LEADS TO THE SUMMIT FROM BAR HARBOR.
1/1/1970 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LFS) THIS STATION WAS ESTABLISHED BY MR. C.F. MERRIAM OF PROSPECT HARBOR, TO SUPPLEMENT STATION MT. DESERT 1856 WHICH IS BADLY OBSTRUCTED BY TREES. STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BAR HARBOR, IN ACADIA PARK, ON AN OPEN, ROCKY POINT ON THE NORTHEAST SHOULDER OF CADILLAC MOUNTAIN, JUST SOUTH OF THE ROAD LOOP AT END OF ROAD AT SCENIC OBSERVATION POINT. STATION MARK IS A PUNCH MARK IN A LARGE, TWISTED IRON ROD THAT IS SECURED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE BEDROCK. IT IS ABOUT 100 FEET SOUTH UP FOOTPATH FROM END OF ROAD LOOP, ON HIGH POINT OF ROCK KNOB ON LEFT SIDE OF TRAIL. NOTE--COORDINATES FOR THIS STATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MAINE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION IN AUGUSTA, OR FROM MR. C.F. MERRIAM OF PROSPECT HARBOR.
1/1/1971 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (LFS) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN 1970. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 2-1/2 MILES SW OF BAR HARBOR.

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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