BCP507 Vermillion Pass
N51° 13.677’ W116° 02.993’
Mrs BVPete and I stopped to find the “cap” on our way to visit a friend in Grand Forks BC. It was a grey day for sure with limited views. Imagine the work those early boundary surveyors had to perform to establish the physical border, rain or shine. Simply amazing!
This “Cap” is actually a combo, a historic AB / BC boundary marker and a Geodetic Survey of Canada bench mark. The original boundary marker was placed in 1913 by the boundary survey teams lead by A.O. Wheeler BCLS for British Columbia and R.W. Cautley D & ALS for Alberta. More recently the marker must have been refurbished and the Bench Mark Brass Cap cemented vertically into the base of the obelisk on its’ BC side. I have included copies of a few pages of the “Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia” Part 1 as a tribute to those early surveyors in action. No easy peezey GPS devices in those days!!!
Thanks for posting this interesting and historic “Cap” ofth.