U 144

NGS PID:
PE0280
Coordinates:
N 44.380316° W 68.223083°
Location:
Elevation:
202.64 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1962
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 13, 2005

After watching a less-than-spectacular but still awesome sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, for which we got up at 3:15am, Rich decided we could stop for a few benchmarks on the way back to Bar Harbor. K 23 (PE0279) was first, followed shortly thereafter by this mark. It was very easy to find, set prominently in an outcropping rock just off the road. We noted that the fence mentioned in the datasheet description was removed at some point between Rich's initial log in 2002 and our 2005 visit.

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

Recovered in good condition. There is no longer a fence at this location. Handheld GPS coordinates for the station are 44 22 49.1(N) 068 13 23.1(W).

(Recovered on September 11, 2002)

N 44° 22.822' W 068° 13.381'

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 90 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Bench Mark Disk U 144
NGS Bench Mark Disk U 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.