Q 50 RESET 1944

NGS PID:
LY1243
Coordinates:
N 41.474766° W 75.034616°
Location:
Elevation:
696.4 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Bridge Wingwall
Year Established:
1944
Established By:
Erie Lackawanna Railroad
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of May 18, 2006

After checking on a nearby mark that we'd heard might be missing (it wasn't), Rich and I enjoyed a peaceful drive along the Lackawaxen. The coordinates for this mark were stored in his GPSr, so we decided to take a look even though we didn't have the datasheet. The mark, set into the south end of the west abutment of a small bridge, was an easy find. It is in fair condition, one edge of the disk having been pried up. The disk is still solid in its setting.

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

Mark found in good condition, with the following updates to the description: the railroad is now the Lackawaxen-Stourbridge Railroad, and the creek is named Mill Creek. The mark is 6 inches below the top of the rail, 5.9 feet southeast of the centerline of the tracks and 84 feet east-northeast of the centerline of Rowland Road.

Handheld GPS WAAS-corrected coordinates for the mark are: 41 28 29.16(N) 075 02 4.62(W).