872 3776 TIDAL 3

NGS PID:
AA0933
Coordinates:
N 24.964533° W 80.568367°
Location:
Elevation:
10.00 ft.
Type:
Tidal Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Slab
Year Established:
1975
Established By:
National Ocean Service
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 18, 2014

This station is set into a concrete pad near the marina at Founders Park in Islamorada—just about 150 feet south-southwest of 872 3776 TIDAL 1. It is in good condition and was very easy to locate using the description, even though the Bar B Q Pit restaurant is no longer here. There should be at least one more tidal disk in this area, and possibly a few more. Next time, we will be better prepared and will try to find them all!

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition. Mark is located in Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina in Founders Park, in the northwest corner of a concrete pad just east of the eastern edge of the yacht basin drive. To reach is accurate although the Bar B Q Pit restaurant no longer exists.

Handheld GPS coordinates for the bench mark are 24 57 52.3(N) 080 34 6.1(W).

NOS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 872 3776 TIDAL 3
NOS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 872 3776 TIDAL 3
Eyelevel view of the disk set in the corner of the concrete pad.
Eyelevel view of the disk set in the corner of the concrete pad.
Looking S toward the mark and tennis courts.
Looking S toward the mark and tennis courts.
Looking N toward the marina.
Looking N toward the marina.