841 3320 TIDAL 6

NGS PID:
PE0286
Coordinates:
N 44.390917° W 68.203533°
Location:
Elevation:
11.50 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Granite Seawall
Year Established:
1911
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 seawall into which the mark was set has been taken down and a new one has been built in its place.

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.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
Site of NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6
Site of NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6. New seawall in June 2005, no sign of the mark.
Site of NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6
Site of NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6. This appears to be a major project!

(Recovered on September 11, 2002)

N 44° 23.455' W 068° 12.212'

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 237 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc is quite visible and is in excellent condition. I must've walked right by this mark dozens of times in the 30 years I've been visiting here! ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6
NGS Tidal Bench Mark Disk 841 3320 TIDAL 6
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.