RICHARDS 1865

NGS PID:
PE1885
Coordinates:
N 44.439966° W 68.315183°
Location:
Elevation:
161 ft.
Type:
Copper Bolt
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1865
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 18, 2007
A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Station recovered in good condition. It is located on the property of Hadley's Point Campground.

To reach the station from the junction of Route 1a and Route 3 in Ellsworth, drive south on Route 3 approximately 9.5 miles, crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island. At the traffic light continue (bear left) on Route 3 for 3 miles to Hadley's Point Road. Turn left onto Hadley's Point Road and travel 0.2 miles to the campground on the right. Follow signs to Campsite C-20.

Station is a copper bolt set in a 30-inch by 30-inch by 24-inch triangular outcrop, which projects approximately 7 inches above the surface of the ground. It is about 25 feet at 202 degrees magnetic from the approximate center of Campsite C-20, and 27 feet at 40 degrees magnetic from power pole AEL B289 SPPS 5 35.

NGS Copper Bolt RICHARDS 1865
NGS Copper Bolt RICHARDS 1865
Eyelevel view of the bolt set into the rock. It's a jungle in here!
Eyelevel view of the bolt set into the rock. It’s a jungle in here!
Looking toward the rock, and the campsite beyond. The stump that tripped both Rich and me several times is visible. This is a tricky area to maneuver in!
Looking toward the rock, and the campsite beyond. The stump that tripped both Rich and me several times is visible. This is a tricky area to maneuver in!
The numbers on the powerline pole that is about 27 feet at 220° magnetic from the bolt.
The numbers on the powerline pole that is about 27 feet at 220° magnetic from the bolt.
A view of campsite C20 from the road. The bolt is in the woods to the right, just a few feet from the stone fire ring.
A view of campsite C20 from the road. The bolt is in the woods to the right, just a few feet from the stone fire ring.