BETHANY BEACH MUNICIPAL TANK

NGS PID:
HU1397
Coordinates:
N 38.5379° W 75.05845°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Water Tank
Year Established:
1962
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Destroyed as of August 30, 2003

The Bethany Beach water tank was one of the first landmarks to greet me every summer when I came into town as a child, but I returned this year to notice that the tank is missing. Five years ago, the water tower was dismantled to make way for a new community center. The destruction of the tower is documented in the book Bethany Beach Memoirs ... a long look back by James D. Meehan. NGS marked this station Destroyed in the database after I submitted this information.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
The tower during the Flood of '62, seen from the intersection of Delaware Routes 14 (now 1) and 26 in Bethany Beach.
The tower during the Flood of ’62, seen from the intersection of Delaware Routes 14 (now 1) and 26 in Bethany Beach.
The water tower in the process of being taken down.
The water tower in the process of being taken down.
The new community center where the tower once stood.
The new community center where the tower once stood.