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Details for Benchmark: QH0514

N 45° 20.619 W 071° 00.084 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3100

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

Location:
In OXFORD county, ME View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FISH 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 Tuesday the 12th, Pierre, my hiking partner and I hiked Marble Mountain and the two peaks of Saddle Hill which lie on the Maine-Canada border near the village of Notre Dame des Bois. We gained access to the border via the trails of Sentiers frontaliers. From Notre Dame de Bois we drove on the dirt Route du 10e Range and turned left on Chamin du 10e Rang Est. We parked about 2 kilometers past the turn.

The border swath is a 20 meters wide cleared path along the boundary. Boundary monunments were set in 1845 and occur about every mile or two and are numbered from east to west. The triangulation stations were set in 1915 when the boundary was surveyed via trangulation. Triangulation stations were on boundary peaks or on peaks up to several kilometers from the boundary on either side.

This triangulation station, an unstamped 2" bronze disk, was located on the east peak of Saddle Hill and was in good condition. It was on a rock under about 2 inches of moss and was about 8 feet from a witness sign on the US side of the border. The witness sign was not for this station but was for boundary monument 469-12 which we were unable to find.

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 6:11:54 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoQH0514 "FISH IBC", Maine-Canada border
View from the center of the swath towards the US side showing the witness sign for monument 469-12 (which we did not find). The station "FISH IBC" was about midway between the camera and the sign, in the midst of the small trees.
photoQH0514 "FISH IBC", Maine-Canada border
photoQH0514 "FISH IBC", Maine-Canada border
photoQH0514 "FISH IBC", Maine-Canada border

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1916 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1916 (JH) IN TOWNSHIP 4, RANGE 6, ON THE SOUTHEAST PEAK OF SADDLE HILL, ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHESHAM, QUEBEC, ONE - HALF MILE SOUTHEAST OF MONUMENT 470. THE STATION IS NEAR THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF THE FLAT TOP OF THE PEAK. STATION MARK--A BRONZE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE ROCK. MONUMENT 469 - 12 IS 8.68 FEET DISTANT, S 83 DEG 21 MIN E, FROM THE STATION.
01/01/1940 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1940 (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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