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Details for Benchmark: HV1860

N 38° 53.183 W 077° 02.983 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 17.2

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

Location:
In DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA county, DC View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ERICSSONS TOE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Unterwegs auf einer großen USA Tour mit Stage_Worm.

Heute bei einer großen Tour auch diesen Benchmark gemacht !

Found this benchmark while in town with 100 middle school students, a few parents and some other teachers.

during our stay in Washington we found this also

thx for showing
Geistercacher

After attending a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery we did some sightseeing and found this benchmark.

In town caching with Jeremy and datzme11

Spotted while visiting DC on a bus tour. I've driven by this statue many times, but finally was able to grab a photo of it. Still in good condition. See photo. CC76...

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photoEricssons Toe

found doing the nearby virtual

On my tour through Washington I passed this place as well. Thanks for showing. :)

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photo3

Found while running around the Mall with thousands of muggles!

Found with shell1fish.

N 38° 53.201 W 077° 03.010

Found as described thanks to previous logs and photos. The name of this benchmark was so entertaining that we had to dodge traffic to take a closer look. The statue and sculpted toe are in good condition.

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photoClose-up of ERICSSONS TOE - HV1860 Benchmark
photoView of ERICSSONS TOE - HV1860 Facing West

Spotted while touring the area.

Discovered while visiting the area.

Saw while visiting DC

Found as described

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photoDSC00314

Mark found as described. I had to get this one if only for the name.

Saw this one while walking all over town for virtuals today.

What an interesting benchmark! Found while on a field trip to DC.

Logging some benchmarks after a long time on my list. Sorry for the late logging.

Found on our way home from vacationing in Washington DC and caching the NE states. TFTC

Found as described

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photoHV1860

Recovered in good condition. Passing through to the Earthcache Mega event in Maine.

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photoHV1860 - Area
photoHV1860 - Close Up

Another find in D.C.

Found this one while in D.C. on an Honor Flight bringing our veterans to see their memorials.

Found it with my dad and mom while on spring break.

Found in good condition at N38 53.202 W077 03.008 with 10' accuracy.

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photoLocation
photoCloseup

Eine interessante Variante von Geocaching, die ich so bisher noch nicht kannte. Und wenn man schon mal über den großen Teich gereist ist, muss man dies natürlich auch mal testen! Der Benchmark befindet sich wie angegeben in gutem Zustand am bekannten Ort!! Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen!!

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photoHV1860

Point in front of left boot found in good condition. Interesting point of reference for BM.

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photoEricsson statute

Observed while traveling to a Military Reunion.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

wow!

found it

A different type of BM and also our 50th find. It was on my 'had to find and get a photo' list. Will post the pic later.

This entry was edited by rjm1 on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 at 18:53:03.

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photoHV1860

I'm glad I looked for the nearby benchmarks before coming to DC. This one makes me laugh.

Found this one while walking around the tidal basin area with my best friends looking at the cherry blossoms.. Never saw a "toe benchmark" before..!!

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photoBenchmark HV1860
photoLooking towards HV1860 - looking NNE

Found on a wonderful day to walk the National Mall and visit monuments in DC. We saw the President go by three times -- two motorcades, and a fly-by in Marine One. We stopped to get this one on the way from the Jefferson Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial.

[This entry was edited by Benchmark Blasterz on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 5:43:09 PM.]

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Found this one while touring the area.

Found the Ericsson Memorial and un-marked position in good condition.

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photoERICSSONS TOE - Washington DC
photoERICSSONS TOE - Washington DC

Found while in D.C. with the family geocaching and vacationing!

Our seventh benchmark found on our GO 4-H Eastern Seaboard Tour! We drove past this benchmark after visiting the Lincoln and surrounding memorials. This is one of the most interesting benchmarks that we have ever seen. I wonder who thought that the toe, in particular, would make a good benchmark?

Mole5 from Texas

[This entry was edited by mole5 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 8:14:50 AM.]

tooooo funny

Still a big toe

Recovered in good condition while heading S toward the Tidal Basin..

Found as described in good condition.
Pretty neat benchmark and apparently it's being used - there was a faded spraypainted mark just off the left foot. Of course, this could have been done by one of us...

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photoERICSSONS TOE DC S of Lincoln Memorial
Mark and GPSr. Faded yellow spraypaint visible just in front of big toe.
photoERICSSONS TOE DC S of Lincoln Memorial
View of the monument - pretty elaborate, with semi-nude figures, inscriptions and other detail.
photoERICSSONS TOE DC S of Lincoln Memorial area N
View N with mark hidden behind right foot of statue; Lincoln Memorial in background.

Fun Find. Thanks

What a great benchmark!

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This has got to be one of my most favourite benchmarks.

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photoput your left foot in, put your left foot out

I was over by the Korean Veterans Memorial and I thought I'd grab this one also.

This is one of the more unusual benchmarks I have seen.

Found this while visiting the Monuments in the DC area.

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photoEricsson's Toe - HV1860

I saw the toe, unfortunately I was so involoved with looking at the WWII memorial that I forgot to take a picture.

Found it

The unmarked benchmark was found as described.

John Ericsson is the inventor of the screw propeller, and builder of the Civil War battleship Monitor.

[This entry was edited by Black Dog Trackers on Friday, June 04, 2004 at 10:02:49 PM.]

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photoLocation of station ERICSSONS TOE in Wash DC
The monument where the station is. It was unveiled May 29, 1926.
photoStation ERICSSONS TOE in Wash DC
The unmarked benchmark is in front of his left boot. On the right boot is a GPS receiver for scale.

Easy find, excellent description, coordinates were off by 170 feet. I was in D.C. for the WWII Memorial dedication. Thanks, Fort Rectus

Just south of the Lincoln Memorial SW at entrance to West Potomac Park

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photoWest Potomac

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1941 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 AT WASHINGTON. AT WASHINGTON, IN WEST POTOMAC PARK, SOUTH OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, AT THE ERICSSON MEMORIAL, ON THE TOP OF THE PEDESTAL, AND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE TOE OF ERICSSONS LEFT BOOT. AN UNMARKED POINT.
01/01/1956 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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