Monument 166 - Laurier, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.002 W 118° 12.450
11U E 411681 N 5428162
Quick Description: About 1.2 kilometres east of the Cascade-Laurier Canada-U.S. border crossing, MON 166 is in the bush, but accessible by a high clearance vehicle via a dirt trail.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2021 4:14:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM14B2R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
Views: 1

Long Description:
Monumented along the Canada-U.S. border in 1905, the Joint Report Upon The Survey and Demarcation of the Boundary Between The United States and Canada, by the International Boundary Commission, tells us the following:
TYPES OF MONUMENTS
The monuments which mark and reference the boundary are of the following 11 types:
1. General type of cast—iron monument made in 1872—76 and in 1908—13. (Fig. 1.)
2. General type of aluminum-bronze monument made and set in 1904—9. (Fig. 2.) ...,
meaning that this border monument, from 1905, was made of an aluminum-bronze alloy. It is covered with silver paint. Raised lettering reads "Canada" on the north side, "United States" on the south side, "Treaty of 1846", etc. on the east side, with the monument's number, "166", on the west side.

One may drive to a spot quite near MON 166 thus:
From the Canadian Customs station at Cascade, proceed 1 kilometre northeast on Highway 395.
Turn right onto a dirt trail at 49.004369, -118.213130, just east of a driveway into a house.
Proceed down the trail generally south-southeast for about 550 metres, to the southernmost point on the trail. From there one may walk the next 30 metres to Monument 166. There is a fairly new page-wire about 2 metres north of the monument.
DESIGNATION -  MONUMENT 166
PID         -  TP1327
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/FERRY
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  LAURIER OE N (2017)

MARKER: Z = SEE DESCRIPTION
SETTING: 7 = SET IN TOP OF CONCRETE MONUMENT
STABILITY: C = MAY HOLD, BUT OF TYPE COMMONLY SUBJECT TO
STABILITY: SURFACE MOTION
 
   HISTORY     - Date     Condition        Report By
   HISTORY     - 1905     MONUMENTED       IBC
   HISTORY     - 1952     GOOD             IBC
 
                           STATION DESCRIPTION
 
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1905 (JJM)
THE MONUMENT IS AN ALUMINUM - BRONZE SHAFT SET IN A 3 FOOT SQUARE
CONCRETE BASE AND PROJECTS 4-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE.  ---CANADA---
IS CAST ON THE NORTH FACE OF THE SHAFT,---UNITED STATES---ON THE
SOUTH FACE, AND---TREATY OF 1846, LINE ESTABLISHED 1857-1907---ON THE
EAST FACE.  ON THE WEST FACE IS A PLATE BEARING THE NUMBER OF THE
MONUMENT.
 
                           STATION RECOVERY (1952)
 
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1952
STATION PAINTED.

From NOAA
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Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
See above


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Ferry

USGS Quad: LAURIER OE N

NGS PID: TP1327

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1905

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

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