K 8 USGS RESET 1977

NGS PID:
PE1664
Coordinates:
N 44.36425° W 68.30863°
Location:
Elevation:
46.1 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1977
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 24, 2006

The day was (and we were) really wet by the time we reached the junction of Routes 233 and 198. Fortunately, Rich had already found this mark several years ago, so we could simply park and run directly to it. He held back the branches of a nearby tree so I could get a decent view, and I took some quick photographs while trying to keep the camera dry. Like the others along this route, this disk is in good condition. We did not see the utility pole mentioned in the description.

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

Recovered in good condition. Handheld GPS coordinates for the mark are 44 21 51.3(N) 068 18 31.3(W).

USGS Bench Mark Disk K 8 USGS RESET 1977
USGS Bench Mark Disk K 8 USGS RESET 1977
Eyelevel view of the disk in the rock outcrop.
Eyelevel view of the disk in the rock outcrop.
Looking NE from Route 198.
Looking NE from Route 198.
Rich holds back the tree branches to show the mark and the outcrop.
Rich holds back the tree branches to show the mark and the outcrop.

(Recovered on September 12, 2002)

N 44° 21.859' W 068° 18.519'

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. I drove out along Route 233 from Bar Harbor to the intersection of Route 198 and with some difficulty found the mark using the distances & bearings in the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated approximately 394 feet from the posted coordinates. The disc was buried under three inches of dirt and moss and not at all visible, but it is in very good condition. ~Rich in NEPA~

USGS Bench Mark Disk K 8 USGS RESET 1977
USGS Bench Mark Disk K 8 USGS RESET 1977
GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.