TUNKHANNOCK PENELEC ANT POLE

NGS PID:
LY2800
Coordinates:
N 41.534566° W 75.899583°
Location:
Elevation:
1883 ft.
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Antenna Pole
Year Established:
1968
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Destroyed as of October 2, 2003

This pole was found on a cold, snowy day atop Osterhout Mountain, just after our recovery of triangulation station OSTER (LY2803). The following information was submitted to NGS:

We found what we believe to be the Pennsylvania Electric Company antenna mast sawed off several inches from the ground and with the upper portion of the pole lying nearby. It's a wooden pole approximately 20 inches in diameter at the base. Conduit straps and porcelain insulators can be found along the length of the pole, but there are no identifying numbers or other marks. The pole is directly adjacent to a metal equipment shed. WAAS-corrected coordinates obtained at the base were approximately 6.1 feet from the coordinates listed on the datasheet.

NGS has marked this station officially Destroyed.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
NGS Landmark/Intersection Station TUNKHANNOCK PENELEC ANT POLE
NGS Landmark/ Intersection Station TUNKHANNOCK PENELEC ANT POLE
Base of the pole adjacent to equipment shed.
Base of the pole adjacent to equipment shed.

Station landmark no longer exists.

This station was located and identified but the station landmark was destroyed. The wooden antenna pole has been sawed off about 1 foot above grade and is laying on the ground nearby. There is a Penelec equipment shed next to the base of the pole (station). At the station a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver with active remote antenna was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were 6.1 feet from the adjusted coordinates listed on the NGS datasheet (shed obscured a full view of sky). ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station TUNKHANNOCK PENELEC ANT POLE
NGS Landmark/ Intersection Station TUNKHANNOCK PENELEC ANT POLE
Eyelevel view, base of wooden antenna pole.
Eyelevel view, base of wooden antenna pole.
Orientation view, base of pole, rear of equipment shed.
Orientation view, base of pole, rear of equipment shed.
Orientation view, base of pole and felled section.
Orientation view, base of pole and felled section.
Penelec equipment shed, front view.
Penelec equipment shed, front view.
Penelec equipment shed, inside view.
Penelec equipment shed, inside view.