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Details for Benchmark: PE1885

N 44° 26.398 W 068° 18.911 (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:
RICHARDS 1865
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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BM recovered in good condition. Rock covered in moss. Racetrack is now a campground road.

[Photos:]
photoRichards
copper bolt in mossy rock

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe1885/]PE1885 - RICHARDS 1865[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 03:05:59 UTC.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1908 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1908 ON HADLEY POINT, THE MOST NORTHERLY POINT OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, ABOUT 3/8 MILE SSE FROM THE EXTREME POINT, ON LAND BELONGING TO SIMEON H. RICHARDS, WHOSE HOUSE IS BACK OF A CLUMP OF LARGE SPRUCE TREES. THE STATION IS ABOUT 3/4 MILE NE OF EDEN AND ABOUT 1/4 MILE N OF THE EDEN-SALISBURY COVE ROAD. IT IS MARKED BY A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN A ROCK. A LARGE PILE OF STONES IS 5 PACES S OF THE STATION. HADLEY POINT STATION IS ON THE SAME HILL, ABOUT 250 METERS W BY S FROM THIS STATION, AND CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN, THEREFORE, NOT TO MISTAKE ONE FOR THE OTHER. THEY ARE MARKED IN THE SAME MANNER.
1/1/1934 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) LOST. THE STATION HAS BEEN DESTROYED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RACE TRACK.
1/1/1944 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FLP) STATION WAS SEARCHED FOR BUT NOT FOUND. AS THERE ARE MANY ROCKS IN THIS VICINITY, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE STATION IS STILL THERE.

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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