D 147

NGS PID:
PE0379
Coordinates:
N 44.464916° W 68.828416°
Location:
Elevation:
71.99 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Boulder
Year Established:
1962
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 4, 2014
Previous attempt (September 5, 2013): see D 147.

We returned to Fort Point State Park on a much warmer and drier morning than we experienced here last year. This time, without a foot of water in the ditch (and no poison ivy to wade through—we checked) we were able to access the boulder quite easily (thanks, Rich, for making a path through the weeds for me!).

We confirmed what we had suspected last year: that the disk is indeed D 147. It is in very good condition atop the 6'x3' boulder just north of Lighthouse Road, as described. We saw pink flagging tape tied to a tree branch nearby, so it's likely that a local surveyor has used the mark within the last year. The tape is visible in the eyelevel photo.

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

Recovered in good condition. The road is called Lighthouse Road and is now paved. Handheld GPS coordinates for the mark are 44 27 53.7(N) 068 49 42.3(W).