N 44.41365° W 68.5873°
7.372 m.
Survey Control Mark
Concrete Sidewalk
Year Established:
Established By:
Good as of June 21, 2008
  • Official MaineDOT Description:

    STATION NAME: 10201-11 The station is an aluminum disk stamped --- 10201-11 2001 ---, set in a concrete sidewalk on a bridge in Downtown Blue Hill. To reach the station from the junction of Routes 15 &176 in Downtown Blue Hill, go Southwest on Routes 15,172 & 176 for 100 ft to a bridge and the station on the left. It is: 19.05m(62.5ft) Northeast of pole#16/4. 21.34m(70.0ft) West-southwest of pole#3. 6.40m(212.0ft) South-southeast of C/L of Routes 15,172 & 176. UE:7.372m NAVD88, elevation subject to frost actions.

Rich and I spent the day at the far reaches of Acadia National Park—the section of the park on Isle au Haut. It's quite a haul to reach the island, involving a drive to Stonington and then a ferry ride to Isle au Haut Town Landing. Needless to say, after a full day of sightseeing and hiking, we were looking for a nice supper. We remembered seeing a place in Blue Hill called the Blue Moose. What could be more perfect for us?!

After relaxing over a delicious meal, we happened to spot not just one (WO 6) but two benchmark disks on a bridge near our car! This one, a MaineDOT survey mark, is set into the sidewalk atop the bridge. The stamping is still legible, although the disk is mildly corroded.

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