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Details for Benchmark: RK0568

N 46° 20.208 W 087° 50.943 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In MARQUETTE county, MI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
PERCH LAKE TV STA WLUC MAST
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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This one's a drive-up. The road is built so that it crosses within 50 to a hundred feet of the tower, underneath all the guy wires from one of the legs. WLUC is the Upper Peninsula's first television station.

[Photos:]
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This was a cloudy day, and I waited out a short rainshower before snapping this one.
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I guess we can log this as a find because it stands out very well and we have driven by it many times!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1975 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (WOM) PERCH LAKE, TELEVISION STATION WLUC MAST IS A TRIANGULAR STEEL STRUCTURE, GUYED, LIGHTED, PAINTED ALTERNATELY RED AND WHITE, HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 1018 FEET, AND THE STATION IS THE LIGHT ATOP THE STRUCTURE. THE MAST IS LOCATED ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF REPUBLIC AND 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY MAST WHICH IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1997.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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