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Details for Benchmark: PE1984

N 44° 17.184 W 068° 42.490 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 220

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LITTLE DEER ISLE RESET
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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This benchmark and its three witness monuments are all in good condition. It is located on private property where a private dwelling has been carefully constructed in such a way to preserve the monuments. Access is limited.

Discussion with NGS staff about the monuments in advance of house construction, established that the monuments are federal gov't property, but considered to be "guests" on the property. The owner chose to have them remain in their historical location.

Interestingly, discussion about stewardship was by email with an old timer who went by the handle: "fossilgps"

[This entry was edited by Coyotemaine on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 10:13:25 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoThe monument

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1905 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1905 STATION IS ON THE SUMMIT OF A BARE ROCKY HILL, THE HIGHEST ON THE ISLAND. LITTLE DEER ISLE LIES ON THE S SIDE OF EGGEMOGGIN REACH BETWEEN DEER ISLE AND CAPE ROSIER PENINSULA. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN THE ROCK. A ROAD CONNECTING THE SMALL VILLAGES OF LITTLE DEER ISLE AND EGGEMOGGIN IS LESS THAN 1/4 MILE TO THE NE OF THE STATION.
1/1/1934 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (KGC) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THIS STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF LITTLE DEER ISLE ON THE SOUTHERLY PART OF THE RIDGE WHICH FORMS THE HIGHEST PART OF THE ISLAND. A WOODS ROAD RUNS ACROSS THE ISLAND WITHIN 100 YARDS OF THE STATION. STATION IS MARKED BY A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE IN THE ROCK. TWO REFERENCE MARKS, STANDARD BRONZE DISKS WEDGED IN DRILL HOLES IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK, PLACED AS FOLLOWS--REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS NE OF THE STATION AND REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS W, BOTH ON BARE LEDGE. A 16-FOOT TRIPOD WAS BUILT OVER THE STATION IN 1934.
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 A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED LITTLE DEER ISLE 1862 1934. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS STAMPED LITTLE DEER ISLE 1862 1934 NO 1. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS STAMPED LITTLE DEER ISLE 1862 1934 NO 2.

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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