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MA1077
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member redtailforester
N 41° 10.925 W 079° 23.463
17T E 634944 N 4560218
Quick Description: Triangulation disk located east of route 68 near Williamsburg, PA.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 11:02:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM6XVX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 4

Long Description:
The original data sheet description:

DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (JEG) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON A HIGH TIMBERED HILL AND NEAR AN AIRWAY BEACON. IT IS ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CLARION, ABOUT 0.5 MILE NORTHEAST OF WILLIAMSBURG AND 0.25 MILE EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 68. IT IS 35 FEET SOUTH OF A CULTIVATED FIELD AND EDGE OF TIMBER LINE, 24 FEET NORTH-NORTHWEST OF AN AIRWAY BEACON, 23 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A POWERLINE POLE AND 3 FEET WEST OF A WHITE WITNESS POST. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE CLARION COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 68 AND U.S. HIGHWAY 322, GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 68 FOR 2.32 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT, WEST, SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. CONTINUE SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 68 FOR 0.1 MILE TO A FIELD ROAD ON THE LEFT, EAST, SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, JUST BELOW THE CROWN OF THE HILL. TURN LEFT AND GO EAST ON THE FIELD ROAD ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF A FENCE LINE FOR 0.2 MILE TO THE EDGE OF THE TIMBER. CONTINUE EAST THROUGH THE TIMBER, UP THE STEEP HILL FOR 0.05 MILE TO THE TOP OF THE HILL, THE AIRWAY BEACON AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED. THE STATION MARK, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SHOWERS 1958, IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. REFERENCE MARK NO 1, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SHOWERS NO 1 1958, IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE BASE OF THE AIRWAY BEACON TOWER. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 38 FEET SOUTH OF A POWERLINE POLE, 20 FEET SOUTH OF A WHITE WITNESS POST AND 6 INCHES NORTH OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE AIRWAY BEACON TOWER. REFERENCE MARK NO 2, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SHOWERS NO 2 1958, IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. THE AZIMUTH MARK, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SHOWERS 1958, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 18 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 68, 2 FEET WEST OF POWERLINE POLE NO. 87 AND 2 FEET NORTHEAST OF A WHITE WITNESS POST. THE AIRWAY BEACON IS A 4-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A CONCRETE BASE AT THE BOTTOM. THE STRUCTURE IS PAINTED ALTERNATELY ORANGE AND WHITE WITH A REVOLVING LIGHT ON TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS APPROXIMATELY 87 FEET. NOTE- THE STATION IS NOT TO BE DRIVEN IN WET WEATHER. IF IN DOUBT CHECK WITH MR. S.A. SHOWERS, PROPERTY OWNER, WHO LIVES ABOUT 0.2 MILE SOUTH OF WHERE LEAVING THE HIGHWAY.

Disk stamped: SHOWERS 1958

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: SHOWERS

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION Disk

County: Clarion County

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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