ELK MTN TENN GAS CO MAST 1959

NGS PID:
LY2783
Coordinates:
N 41.715408° W 75.560743°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Mast
Year Established:
1959
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Note Entered
Condition:
Unknown (Not Found) as of October 12, 2008

There has apparently been quite a history of towers and radio masts atop Elk Mountain—not surprising, as Elk is the highest mountain (or "knob") in this part of the state. We're not able to confirm that we've found this mast as described, although it seems very likely that it's the mast described in 1959 with some modifications.

This mast's location matches the coordinates, it is a 3-legged steel lattice structure set into a triangular base that shows some age, it is owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline, and it is painted orange-red and white. However, this mast is significantly shorter than 110 feet (we estimate its height at 30-40 feet) and there is no red light mounted on top. While it's very likely that this is the same mast described on the datasheet, we can't be sure, and in any case the survey point observed upon (the top of the 110-foot mast) is gone.

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

Mark not found. A steel 3-legged lattice structure set in a triangular concrete base was found at the site. But the mast is significantly shorter than 110 feet and has no red light at the top. The original mast has been either replaced or modified.

NGS Landmark/Intersection station ELK MTN TENN GAS CO MAST 1959?
NGS Landmark/ Intersection station ELK MTN TENN GAS CO MAST 1959?
The mast still belongs to the gas company.
The mast still belongs to the gas company.
Eyelevel view of the triangular base and orange and white paint.
Eyelevel view of the triangular base and orange and white paint.