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Details for Benchmark: RK0576

N 46° 24.012 W 087° 59.446 (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:
REPUBLIC CCIC MICROWAVE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found easily; had to hike up the hill for better pictures. The gate is at the bottom.

[Photos:]
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photoRK0576

This is the local TV/microwave tower and very prominant. Can be seen from miles away by it's flashing light.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1975 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (WOM) REPUBLIC, CLEVELAND CLIFFS IRON COMPANY, MICROWAVE IS A TRIANGULAR STEEL STRUCTURE, GUYED, LIGHTED, PAINTED ALTERNATELY RED AND WHITE, HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 240 FEET, 2 REFLECTORS AT THE TOP, AND THE STATION IS THE LIGHT ATOP THE STRUCTURE. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 3/4 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF REPUBLIC ON A SMALL, BUT PROMINENT KNOLL.

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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