SAVAGE MOUNTAIN 1870

NGS PID:
PE1902
Coordinates:
N 44.302733° W 68.274333°
Location:
Elevation:
440 ft.
Type:
Copper Bolt
Setting:
Bedrock
Year Established:
1870
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 11, 2005

This was my first benchmark find on a day that went very quickly from 90° and sunny (while we were hiking on Bar Island) to about 45°, dark and misty (while we were eating our lobster lunch at Beal's). Fortunately for us, the weather was still sunny and hot when we reached Eliot Mountain. After exploring Thuya Garden and finding the Eliot Mountain geocache, Rich and I took a moment to search for and recover this set of marks (Aaron poked around elsewhere, or maybe he took a nap?!). This 135-year-old bolt was easy to find, and appears to be in good condition. There is some possible damage to one edge, but the bolt seems very solid in the bedrock. Both reference marks were found easily and in good condition as well.

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

The station mark and reference marks 1 and 2 were recovered in good condition. This mountain is now known as Eliot Mountain.

Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
SAVAGE MOUNTAIN RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk SAVAGE MOUNTAIN RM 1
SAVAGE MOUNTAIN RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk SAVAGE MOUNTAIN RM 2