27659

NGS PID:
JU4072
Coordinates:
N 39.35845° W 74.421016°
Location:
Elevation:
12.64 ft.
Type:
Tidal Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Column Foundation
Year Established:
Unknown
Established By:
New Jersey Geodetic Survey
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of July 23, 2004

We work too hard for our money to gamble it away! So instead we spent our day in Atlantic City on the beach, and looking for benchmarks. This one was tempting not only because it's right on the boardwalk, but also because I liked the extra challenge of searching for a mark that a previous hunter couldn't locate. A short stroll up the boards from the convenient parking garage at Bally's brought us to Resorts Casino. It was immediately apparent that the two-story brick building (which once housed the James candy store, according to one web site), is now part of Resorts Casino and serves as a fancy side entrance to the casino. Aaron was the first to see the mark on the column. It is set as described, about 3.5” above the boardwalk and sidewalk, on the northeast face of the stone column facing Pennsylvania Avenue. (We could not find any reference to “Danny Thomas Avenue.” All signs and maps indicated that the street is named Pennsylvania Avenue.) The fire hydrant is located across the boardwalk in line with the lamps and benches overlooking the beach, and it is painted bright yellow. The mark's stamping is clearly legible.

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

Recovered in good condition. Danny Thomas Avenue is now named Pennsylvania Avenue. The two story brick building serves as an entranceway to Resorts Casino.

NJGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 27659
NJGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 27659
Set vertically in the column's NE face.
Set vertically in the column’s NE face.
The casino entranceway at the boardwalk and Pennsylvania Avenue.
The casino entranceway at the boardwalk and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Looking W across the boardwalk.
Looking W across the boardwalk.
Looking E toward the hydrant.
Looking E toward the hydrant.