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Details for Benchmark: PF0988

N 44° 09.406 W 071° 41.919 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In GRAFTON county, NH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CANNON MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The tower is gone. Please see the log from royswkr. I'll upload a photo showing the remaining concrete blocks of the four tower legs.
King Hubi

[Photos:]
photoSite of PF0988
showing the remaining concrete blocks of the four tower legs

Hiked up the Kinsman Ridge Trail. I also remember the old tower but I never saw it occupied.

Fire tower hence survey point now removed, apparently last fall
http://www.firelookout.org/lookouts/nh/cannon.htm

The BM was the tower in the rear of this photo:
http://www.firelookout.org/lookouts/nh/cannon-2.jpg

This entry was edited by royswkr on Monday, 22 June 2015 at 22:17:07 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoFire Tower is gone

Confirmed that the tower is still there.

Hiked up Cannon Mt. from Lafayette campground on the high Cannon trail. Benchmark is directly under the lookout tower at the high point of the mountain.

Was up in some of the notorious weather of Cannon Mount. Didn't know that people looked for these!

The Cannon Mountain Lookout Tower was recovered as described, in good condition.

Tower was located as described in good condition.

Found it easily, once we reached the tower.

[Photos:]
photoCannon Mt. Tramway
We hiked up the mountain. But if you want to reach the top the easy way, you may want to use the Cannon Mt. Tramway.
photoViews from the top.

Great Fall Views from this tower. Easy if you take the Tram up Hiking it is also a great day.

Nice evening hike up the Hi-Cannon Trail to this tower.

7/16/1998, well before its removal.

6/14/75 tower still in operation, talked to lookout

This entry was edited by royswkr on Monday, 22 June 2015 at 22:19:43 UTC.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (HRL) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TWIN MOUNTAIN AND ABOUT 5-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FRANCONIA ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF PROFILE MOUNTAIN. STATION IS ABOUT 35 FEET TALL, CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD AND IS SUPPORTED BY FOUR LEGS. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE WHITE LIGHT ON THE ROOF OF THE TOWER WHICH IS JUST TO THE EAST OF CENTER OF THE ROOF. TO REACH STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 3 AND 302 AND STATE HIGHWAYS 10 AND 115 IN TWIN MOUNTAIN GO WEST AND SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 3 FOR 12.0 MILES TO THE AERIAL TRAMWAY AT FRANCONIA NOTCH AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. RIDE THE TRAMWAY TO THE TOP AND THEN FOLLOW THE FOOTPATH FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO THE SUMMIT AND STATION AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1969 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 (WMJ) THE STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (POOR)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (JBD) MARK RECOVERED IN POOR CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (DKS) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

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

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