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Details for Benchmark: PE1897

N 44° 15.954 W 068° 18.572 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SOUTHWEST HARBOR CHURCH SPIRE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Seen while visiting the park.

saw while driving through town

Recovered as described in good condition.
Coordinated listed are accurate.

[Photos:]
photoPE1897 from street

found it

as stated

N 44° 15.962 W 068° 18.583

Spire is indeed in Manset on Route 102A. Coordinates taken from the Parking Lot. Now Called Manset Union Church. Small historical note my Father-in-law was a traveling minister here in the late 40's. This was one of his churches

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1934 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) ACCORDING TO LOCAL RESIDENTS THIS CHURCH HAS REMAINED UNCHANGED FOR OVER 100 YEARS. IT IS THE UNION CHURCH AND HAS A SQUARE BELFRY AND TALL WHITE SPIRE. NO OBSERVATIONS WERE TAKEN ON THE CHURCH IN 1934.
01/01/1944 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FLP) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED BY K.G.C. IN 1934, EXCEPT IT IS IN MANSET INSTEAD OF SOUTHWEST HARBOR. ACCORDING TO LOCAL INFORMATION, THE SPIRE HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED SINCE 1863.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in March 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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