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Details for Benchmark: PE1884

N 44° 26.320 W 068° 19.066 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 161

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

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

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This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 03:05:25 UTC.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1865 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1865 (GAF) ON THE POINT OF THAT NAME, THE MOST NORTHERLY POINT OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. THE STATION IS ABOUT 1/2 MILE S BY W OF THE EXTREME POINT, ABOUT 1/4 MILE N OF THE EDEN-SALISBURY COVE ROAD, AND ABOUT 5/8 MILE NE BY N FROM EDEN. THE LAND WAS THEN OWNED BY ABRAHAM RICHARDSON, WHOSE HOUSE STOOD ABOUT 30 METERS TO THE SOUTHWARD. THE STATION MARK IS A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN A ROCK. RICHARDS STATION IS ON THE SAME HILL, ABOUT 250 METERS TO THE E BY N. CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT TO MISTAKE THE ONE FOR THE OTHER, AS THEY ARE MARKED IN THE SAME MANNER.
1/1/1934 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) ON THE POINT OF LAND BY THAT NAME, WHICH LIES IN MOUNT DESERT NARROWS BETWEEN THOMAS BAY AND SALISBURY COVE AND ABOUT 1/2 MILE S OF THE N TIP OF THE POINT. THE STATION, A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN A ROCK, IS IN AN OPEN PASTURE ABOUT 300 METERS W OF THE ROAD LEADING N TO THE POINT. THERE IS A FENCE ABOUT 150 FEET W OF THE ROAD AND THE STATION IS 225 FEET W OF THIS FENCE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS NE OF THE STATION, 200 FEET W OF THE FENCE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS NW OF THE STATION, 277 FEET W OF THE FENCE. TO REACH FROM ELLSWORTH GO S ON HIGHWAY 3, TO THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 198. THENCE E 3 MILES ON HIGHWAY 3 AND TAKE ROAD LEFT TOWARD SHORE 1/2 MILE. THE STATION IS IN THE PASTURE ON THE LEFT. A 60-FOOT TOWER AND TRIPOD WAS ERECTED OVER THE STATION.
1/1/1944 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FLP) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY K.G.C. IN 1934. STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. ANOTHER AID IN RECOVERY IS, SOME OF THE REMAINS OF THE SIGNAL ARE STILL THERE. DISTANCES TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE CHECKED.
1/1/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 (JVD) DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE FOR RECOVERY EXCEPT THAT THE STATION WAS FOUND MARKED BY A STANDARD C AND GS TRIANGULATION DISK STAMPED HADLEYS POINT 1865-1934. THE REFERENCE MARKS WERE ALSO FOUND TO BE MARKED BY DISKS AND WERE STAMPED HADLEYS POINT NO. 1 1934 AND HADLEYS POINT NO. 2 1934. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--AT HAMILTON STATION.

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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