TIDAL 8 STA 11

NGS PID:
PE0283
Coordinates:
N 44.390583° W 68.204267°
Location:
Elevation:
41.79 ft.
Type:
Tidal Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Granite Bench
Year Established:
1947
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Destroyed as of June 16, 2005

After breakfast on our last day in Bar Harbor, Aaron, Rich and I took a long, slow (wet) walk around town and decided to document three marks near the waterfront that have gone missing. The bench this mark was set into has been removed from the site, as part of the current reconstruction project at the park.

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

Photos of the mark in place in 2002 and of the current situation were submitted to NGS, which has marked this station officially Destroyed in the database.

Near the coordinates.
Near the coordinates.
Current view of approximate location of bench. All benches have been removed and new paths have been constructed.
Current view of approximate location of bench. All benches have been removed and new paths have been constructed.
The park has undergone major changes.
The park has undergone major changes.

(Recovered on September 11, 2002)

N 44° 23.435' W 068° 12.256'

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. This one, like many of the others I had hunted, was found during a very pleasant after-breakfast walk around town. The mark was relatively easy to find using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 273 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. I must've walked by this mark at least a hundred times in the 30 years I've been coming here! ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk TIDAL 8 STA 11
NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk TIDAL 8 STA 11
GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.
The immediate area surrounding the station mark.
The immediate area surrounding the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.