USCGS - NO.5 1953 - Kittery, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member king.hubi
N 43° 04.035 W 070° 41.633
19T E 362083 N 4769675
Quick Description: A bench mark from the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey (USCGS) located at Fort Foster on Gerrish Island in Kittery, Maine. The disk is set horizontal into the top of the north-east wing of the concrete abutment of the wharf.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 6:27:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM8CP9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 6

Long Description:

This bench mark from the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey (USCGS) is located at Fort Foster on Gerrish Island in Kittery, Maine. The disk is set horizontal into the top of the north-east wing of the concrete abutment of the wharf of Fort Foster.

The station was found in a good condition, it has a circle with a line in the middle and its stamping is NO. 5 1953. The station is not listed in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) database.

To reach the station from Kittery, Maine drive south on route 103 until the street name changes to Tenney Hill Rd. After a half mile take a right onto Gerrish Island Ln, drive over the bridge and take another right onto Pocahontas Rd. Drive to the end of Pocahontas Rd until you reach the gate of Fort Foster. During the winter time the gate is closed but pedestrian/foot traffic is allowed from sunrise to sunset. If the gate is open you have to pay a little fee at a small toll booth at the gate. Please check out the web site of Fort Foster (visit link) for current admission and opening hours. Walk down the main road of Fort Foster until you reach the shore and the wharf.

FOR ELEVATION WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON, D.C.

There are many more bench marks near the wharf.
Enjoy your visit of Fort Foster.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: NO.5 1953

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: York, Maine

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Kittery

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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