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).

NGS Bench Mark Disk D 147
NGS Bench Mark Disk D 147
Eyelevel view of the disk on the boulder.
Eyelevel view of the disk on the boulder.
Mark is set on the top of the 6'x3' boulder.
Mark is set on the top of the 6’x3′ boulder.
Looking toward the boulder N of the road.
Looking toward the boulder N of the road.