BUFFALO NEW YORK AIRWAY BCN 17

NGS PID:
LY2802
Coordinates:
N 41.5348° W 75.899583°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Airway Beacon
Year Established:
1942
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Destroyed as of October 2, 2003

The following information, along with photos, was submitted to NGS, who subsequently declared this station Destroyed:

We found what we believe to be the three remaining (of four) anchor points for the legs of the airway beacon tower. No part of the northwest leg was found, but it was easy to determine its prior position by taking measurements from the other legs. This position coincided with the measurement of 17.7 feet west from station LY2803 (given in LY2803's description). WAAS-corrected coordinates obtained at what would have been the center of the base of the tower were identical to those coordinates given on the datasheet.

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

Station landmark no longer exists.

This station was located and identified but the station landmark was destroyed. The airway beacon tower was dismantled and removed. Three of the embedded anchor points for the beacon tower legs remain protruding roughly 12-15 inches above the ground. The fourth leg, which is referred to in the historic description for LY2803, appears to have been close to the edge of the gravel roadway and was most likely pulled out. At what would have been the center of the base of the tower, a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were identical to the adjusted coordinates listed on the NGS datasheet. ~Rich in NEPA~

Note: NGS has subsequently declared this station as destroyed based on a recovery report submitted by Zhanna.

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station BUFFALO NEW YORK AIRWAY BCN 17
NGS Landmark/ Intersection Station BUFFALO NEW YORK AIRWAY BCN 17
South leg anchor, GPS antenna positioned at center of tower base.
South leg anchor, GPS antenna positioned at center of tower base.
Orientation view, east leg anchor, facing NNE and LY2803.
Orientation view, east leg anchor, facing NNE and LY2803.
Orientation view, south (closest) and east leg anchors.
Orientation view, south (closest) and east leg anchors.
Orientation view, facing west, west leg anchor.
Orientation view, facing west, west leg anchor.