GREAT HEAD

NGS PID:
PE1783
Coordinates:
N 44.3285° W 68.174333°
Location:
Elevation:
144 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Bedrock
Year Established:
1934
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 9, 2005

Our first day in Acadia was lovely, sunny and hot. Immediately after arriving and getting settled, Rich took us on an afternoon hike to Great Head, a most scenic spot to begin our vacation. All three marks in this set are in good condition and are easy to find as described.

No report was submitted to NGS at this time; the most recent report was less than a year ago, and the condition of the mark has not changed in the meantime.

UPDATE: Photographs of GREAT HEAD by Rich and me are featured in the book Lasting Impressions: A Glimpse into the Legacy of Surveying, Rhonda Rushing, Berntsen International, Inc., 2006.

UPDATE: Rich and I were married at this survey station on September 13, 2011!

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

(Reported to NGS 9/13/2011) The station and both reference marks were recovered in good condition. The marks are in Acadia National Park. They are easily reached via the Great Head Trail beginning either at Sand Beach or at the parking area along Schooner Head Road.

Handheld GPS coordinates for RM 1 are 44 19 42.6(N) 068 10 27.5(W). Handheld GPS coordinates for RM 2 are 44 19 42.6(N) 068 10 27.7(W).

Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
GREAT HEAD RM 1 Recovered Good USGS Reference Mark Disk GREAT HEAD RM 1
GREAT HEAD RM 2 Recovered Good USGS Reference Mark Disk GREAT HEAD RM 2