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Details for Benchmark: PE1895

N 44° 19.438 W 068° 19.058 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 696

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ROBINSON MOUNTAIN 1870
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Recovered Station and both Reference Marks in Good condition. Datasheet coordinates matched my GPSr.

HAPPY 4Th of July!!
Today I was inspired to revisit Robinson (now Acadia) Mountain to find the elusive benchmarks. This time I did not take a dog with me. And this time I did pay attention to the coordinates. (I've never really needed more than a description and intuition to find previous benchmarks.) I was determined to stay up there until I found it.
There were plenty of other people around but no one was up there for the reason I was up there.
I had wrongly 'assumed' that I would find it on one of the two summits.
After a 30-40 minute search, I found the station north of the lower peak. There may be a more graceful way to get there than what I did (bushwhack) but I couldn't find it. If you want your own private rock face to enjoy the view, find this station! It's beautiful looking across Somes Sound to Brown Mtn.

Despite searching I had to abandon this search. There were too many bare ledges to scrutinize and not enough time.
The pre-leaf views were stunning. The pre-bug season was extremely pleasant.

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/pe1895/]PE1895 - ROBINSON MOUNTAIN 1870[/url][/b].

Zhanna

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

Wow! Can't believe I'm the first to find this! There is a rock cairn real close. If you hike to Mt Acadia and continue on the trail to the next mountain, you should be able to find this.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1870 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1870 (GAF) THIS MOUNTAIN IS ON THE W SIDE OF SOMES SOUND, ABOUT HALFWAY UP, AND DIRECTLY OPPOSITE BROWNS MOUNTAIN, WHICH IS ON THE E SIDE. THE STATION IS ABOUT 100 YARDS E OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE EASTERN SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN, AND IS A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN A ROCK.
1/1/1934 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED EXCEPT THAT THE COPPER BOLT HAD BEEN REMOVED. THE STATION IS ON ROBINSON MOUNTAIN ON MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, ON THE W SIDE OF SOMES SOUND ABOUT HALFWAY UP TO ITS HEAD. THE STATION WAS RE-MARKED AND TWO REFERENCE MARKS WERE ESTABLISHED. MARKS WERE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS WEDGED IN DRILL HOLES IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS NE OF THE STATION AND REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS NW. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 198 AND HIGHWAY 102 IN SOMESVILLE, GO 3.1 MILES S ON HIGHWAY 102 TO A FILLING STATION AND THE ENTRANCE TO THE ECHO LAKE DRIVEWAY ON THE W SIDE OF THE ROAD. TAKE TRAIL MARKED ROBINSON MOUNTAIN E AND FOLLOW SIGNS AND BLAZES TO THE SUMMIT. PROCEED ALONG TUG OF WAR TRAIL TO THE EASTERN SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN. THE STATION IS ABOUT 100 YARDS E OF THE EASTERN SUMMIT.
1/1/1944 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FLP) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED BY K.G.C. IN 1934, EXCEPT THE STATION IS NOW MOST EASILY REACHED FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 198 AND 102 IN SOMESVILLE. FROM THE ABOVE JUNCTION, GO 3.4 MILES S ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 102, TAKE MAN OF WAR BROOK ROAD E APPROXIMATELY 175 METERS (PACED) TO WHERE ACADIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL CROSSES, TAKE ACADIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL NE AND THEN E TO HIGHEST PEAK OF ACADIA MOUNTAIN, TAKE ROBINSON ROAD E TO E SUMMIT OF MOUNTAIN WHERE TRAIL VEERS S. STATION IS APPROXIMATELY 30 METERS E OF E SUMMIT AND TRAIL.
1/1/1956 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (IRR) THE STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE DISTANCES TO THE REFERENCE MARKS WERE VERIFIED. THE 1934 RECOVERY NOTE BY K.G.C. IS ADEQUATE AND COMPLETE WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS-- THE STATION MARK IS STAMPED ROBINSON MOUNTAIN 1870 1934. THE REFERENCE MARKS ARE STAMPED ROBINSON MOUNTAIN 1934 NO 1 AND NO 2, RESPECTIVELY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 102 AND 198 IN SOMESVILLE, GO S ON STATE HIGHWAY 102 FOR 3.4 MI. TO A DIRT ROAD LEADING LEFT, PARK VEHICLE AND PROCEED ON FOOT ALONG A DIRT ROAD FOR 175 M. TO WHERE ACADIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL CROSSES THE DIRT ROAD, THENCE TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW ACADIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL NE TO THE HIGHEST PEAK OF ACADIA MOUNTAIN (THIS TRAIL THEN BECOMES ROBINSON ROAD EAST), CONTINUE ALONG ROBINSON ROAD EAST TO THE E SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THE STATION. THE STATION IS APPROXIMATELY 30 M. E OF THE SUMMIT.

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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