WO 6

NGS PID:
PE0346
Coordinates:
N 44.413450° W 68.587416°
Location:
Elevation:
26.55 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Bridge Sidewall
Year Established:
1940
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 21, 2008

Rich and I spent the day at the far reaches of Acadia National Park—the section of the park on Isle au Haut. It's quite a haul to reach the island, involving a drive to Stonington and then a ferry ride to Isle au Haut Town Landing. Needless to say, after a full day of sightseeing and hiking, we were looking for a nice supper. We remembered seeing a place in Blue Hill called the Blue Moose. What could be more perfect for us?! There was even a big blue moose "sculpture" (for lack of a better word) on the front porch. Our meal was excellent and the place was quiet enough to allow us a chance to reflect on our day. With moose-bellies full, we began to walk back to the car and I happened to spot this benchmark disk on the curb of a bridge just across the street. It's in very good condition with just some fine scratches on the surface.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
USGS Bench Mark Disk WO 6
USGS Bench Mark Disk WO 6
Eyelevel view of the benchmark disk in the bridge wall.
Eyelevel view of the benchmark disk in the bridge wall.
Looking NE along Main Street, and toward MaineDOT benchmark 10201-11.
Looking NE along Main Street, and toward MaineDOT benchmark 10201-11.
Looking SW along Main Street. The Blue Moose is the pale blue building on the right (you can actually see the moose himself sitting on the porch!).
Looking SW along Main Street. The Blue Moose is the pale blue building on the right (you can actually see the moose himself sitting on the porch!).