A 347

NGS PID:
LY2082
Coordinates:
N 41.376750° W 74.690094°
Location:
Elevation:
470.15 ft.
Type:
Steel Rod
Setting:
Pipe Cap
Year Established:
1978
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 30, 2003

I found this mark while in the area for some Monday morning geocaching with Rich in NEPA. I have little to add to the accurate descriptions provided by Patrick and Rich. The historic descriptions and coordinates lead directly to the station, and the rod, pipe and access cover all appear to be in very good condition. The designation and date are stamped on the rim surrounding the access cover. This is the first of this type of mark I've encountered.

This high order horizontal and vertical control station is easily located in Orange Square Park using the historical descriptions. The station is comprised of a stainless steel rod with an indentation in the top center, and is set below the surface of the ground and enclosed in a PVC pipe with a hinged white access cover level with the ground. Surprisingly, even with a reasonably clear view of most of the sky and with an EPE of 7.8' my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated 11' from the posted coordinates. The mark appears to be in excellent condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Steel Rod A 347
NGS Steel Rod A 347
GPSr and the station mark access cover.
GPSr and the station mark access cover.
Orientation view of area at the station (indicated).
Orientation view of area at the station (indicated).
Additional view to the east, with station indicated.
Additional view to the east, with station indicated.
Additional view to the west, with station indicated.
Additional view to the west, with station indicated.

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