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Details for Benchmark: MC1339

N 41° 21.130 W 083° 07.912 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SANDUSKY county, OH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FREMONT NW MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found while geocaching in Fremont today. Hard to miss this one.

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My second benchmark! Now blue in color as others have noted in their logs.

This one has been painted blue just as others have stated.

Station recovered in good condition. As previously noted, it is now blue in color.

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When I started out on my lunch hour to look for my first benchmark, I only quickly skimmed the details and did not really think about the designation MUNICIPAL TANK, and thought I was looking for an antenna tower of some sort. Arriving at the coordinates, this is what my GPS was pointing to. It's been painted blue sometime in the last 50 years.

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photoMunicipal Tank

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1956 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (RHT) THE STATION IS LOCATED IN WEST EDGE OF FREMONT AT WILSON AND SYCAMORE STREET. IT IS PAINTED SILVER, HAS 8 LEGS AND IS ABOUT 130 FEET HIGH. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE BALL ON TOP.

Control Text

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

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