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Details for Benchmark: RB1416

N 45° 56.470 W 119° 18.353 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In BENTON county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MCNARY RANGE REAR LIGHT
Marker Type:
range marker
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found with WineGuyTodd, NWTH, and NobucksRanch.

Found with NorthwestTreeHugger, WineGuyTodd, and Sgt. Flemming while out on the Coin Challenge.

was in the area grabbing a geocache and spotted this one!

[Photos:]
photophoto(79)

Found as described. Had to observe from outside the fence.

[Photos:]
photoRB1416 MCNARY RANGE REAR LIGHT - Benton WA
In this photo it's the leftmost arrow.

Spotted with no problem

Walked right up to this marker. Met a nice COE Park Ranger -- had to explain what we were doing in the area. Says this area may be fenced off sometime in the future as increased damsite security is being required by Congress. Pix will follow soon.

[Photos:]
photoLooking East toward McNary Dam
photoBack side of marker
photoLooking North toward bluffs of Washington

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1969 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 (RBM) LOCATED ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER, ABOUT 1500 FEET WEST OF THE NORTH END OF THE MC NARY DAM, ABOUT 500 FEET NORTH OF THE RIVER AND IN AN OPEN AREA. THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE VERTICAL PIPE STANDARD THAT SUPPORTS A HOODED, RED, DIRECTIONAL NAVIGATIONAL LIGHT ON A 7 FOOT BY 13 FOOT HIGH, SKELETON, STEEL TOWER THAT RESTS ON FOUR 2-1/2 FOOT SQUARE CONCRETE FOOTINGS. THERE IS A WHITE, RECTANGULAR DAYMARK WITH A RED VERTICAL STRIPE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE TOWER. DESIGNATED AS NO. 1840.12 IN THE COAST GUARD PUBLICATION LIGHT LIST VOLUME III PACIFIC COAST AND PACIFIC ISLANDS, 1968.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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