FORT POINT LEDGE BEACON

NGS PID:
PE2110
Coordinates:
N 44.461047° W 68.810089°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Navigation Light
Year Established:
Unknown
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 5, 2013

We recovered this station a year later than we could have. I recall noticing it when we first visited Fort Point last year and entertaining the thought that it might be an NGS station. Why I didn't take a photo of it then, just in case, I don't know. But this year I was prepared.

The station consists of a red daybeacon atop a tapered stone base. It is listed in Special Publication #46: Geodesy: Triangulation in Maine, by Walter F. Reynolds (1918). The publication indicates that observations on the beacon were taken in 1911.

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

Recovered in apparent good condition.

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station FORT POINT LEDGE BEACON
NGS Landmark/Intersection Station FORT POINT LEDGE BEACON