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Details for Benchmark: QH0267

N 45° 27.270 W 070° 38.690 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3419

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

Location:
In FRANKLIN county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BUMP IBC
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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On Friday the 15th, Pierre, Kurt and I went after some peaks on the US-Canada boundary and some trailless peaks. These are called bush whacks and they may mean a walk through the woods, or they be be treks trrough impenatrable thickets and bogs. Todays bush whacks were on the easy side. Our goals were "West Caribou", Peak 411, Peak 410 (both on the boundary), "Bump" and "East Bump". Access was from Baudrey Road, a logging road off of route 27 about 20 miles north of Stratton. All told we had close to 10 miles of hiking on roads or the boundary, and a couple of miles of bushwhacks. A long day.

This triangulation station, an unstamped 2" bronze disk, was located on the summit of the 3420+ ft peak about .5 miles east of boundary monument 410. Technically the peak is unnamed, but it's usually rerferred to as "Bump" (after the station name).

The disk was found at the base of a small cairn in a grove of trees near an open area on the summit. The moss had been scraped away indicating a recent recovery, probably by a peak bagger. The station was in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoQH0267 "BUMP IBC", Merrill Strip Maine
My last recovery after a long week.
photoQH0267 "BUMP IBC", Merrill Strip Maine
photoQH0267 "BUMP IBC", Merrill Strip Maine

9/23/83 found in rock pile

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1915 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1915 (JH) IN TOWNSHIP 7, RANGE 2, ON A HIGH PEAK ABOUT THREE - FOURTHS MILE NORTH - NORTHEAST OF MONUMENT 410 AND ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF VAN DYKES OLD LUMBER CAMPS WHICH ARE LOCATED AT THE FORKS OF MERRILL BROOK. THE STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF THE HILL. STATION MARK--A BRONZE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE BOULDER BURIED IN THE EARTH.
01/01/1941 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1941 (FHB) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

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

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