Y 144

NGS PID:
PE0273
Coordinates:
N 44.364717° W 68.3153°
Location:
Elevation:
74.26 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1962
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 24, 2006

Y 144 was our fourth and final mark on this soggy Saturday. Rich stayed in the car for this one, since he had already found it and knew I would have no trouble. I scampered quickly up the bank on the south side of Route 198, found the ledge and the mark immediately. The mark may have been in recent use; I found a piece of pink flagging tape tied to a branch adjacent to the boulder.

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

Recovered in good condition. Handheld GPS coordinates for the station are 44 21 53.0(N) 068 18 55.1(W).

NGS Bench Mark Disk Y 144
NGS Bench Mark Disk Y 144
Eyelevel view of the disk on the boulder, pink flagging tape visible.
Eyelevel view of the disk on the boulder, pink flagging tape visible.
Looking NE toward the boulder and Route 198 beyond.
Looking NE toward the boulder and Route 198 beyond.
This large rock outcrop can be seen easily from the road.
This large rock outcrop can be seen easily from the road.

(Recovered on September 12, 2002)

N 44° 21.879' W 068° 18.914'

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. I drove out along Route 233 from Bar Harbor and easily found the mark using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 66 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Bench Mark Disk Y 144
NGS Bench Mark Disk Y 144
GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.