BIG PINE HILL LOOKOUT TOWER

NGS PID:
LY2745
Coordinates:
N 41.235427° W 75.635909°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Fire Lookout Tower
Year Established:
1955
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Destroyed as of August 6, 2004

Rich and I discovered that the tower referred to in the description has been removed. The current replacement is a wooden observation platform in approximately the same location.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.

Station landmark no longer exists.

This third order horizontal control station was located and positively identified but the station landmark was destroyed. The steel fire tower was completely dismantled and removed, and a shorter wooden observation platform (which has no value as a geodetic control point) was constructed in its place. At the center of the new platform a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were identical (within 0.001 minute) to the adjusted coordinates listed on the NGS datasheet.

~Rich in NEPA~

Note: Zhanna will take care of submitting an official “destroyed” recovery report to NGS along with photos of the available evidence.

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station BIG PINE HILL LOOKOUT TOWER
NGS Landmark/ Intersection Station BIG PINE HILL LOOKOUT TOWER
GPSr indicating the station at center of platform.
GPSr indicating the station at center of platform.