BATTERY 3 - East Battery – Charleston, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 46.163 W 079° 55.726
17S E 600332 N 3626228
Quick Description: BATTERY 3 is located on the sea wall at the battery on East Battery where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers join in Charleston, SC.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 6:52:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMB1XW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 35

Long Description:
BATTERY 3 is located on the sea wall at the battery on East Battery where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers join in Charleston, SC.

Designation: BATTERY 3
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: massive retaining walls
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by USE (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US ENGINEERS 1933 (MOW) ON THE SIDEWALK ON THE BATTERY IN THE CITY OF CHARLESTON. THE STATION IS A STANDARD DISC SET IN CONCRETE IN A DRILL-HOLE IN THE GRANITE WALK, 33.0 METERS SOUTH OF THE MONUMENT COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF FORT SUMTER, 0.75 METERS FROM THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE WALK AND 3.42 METERS FROM THE NORTHERN EDGE. NO REFERENCE MARKS WERE ESTABLISHED. THIS MARK IS PLACED OVER THE EXACT POINT OF BATTERY 3 OF THE U.S. ENGINEERS. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 3 METERS.


02/20/1991 by SCGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY SOUTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY 1991 IN CHARLESTON, IN THE SEA WALL SUPPORTING AN ELEVATED SIDEWALK AT THE BATTERY (JUNCTION OF LOCKWOOD AND EAST BAY STREET). OWNERSHIP--DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, 30 MARY MURRAY DRIVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29403, PHONE 803-724-7321, ATTENTION-STEVE LIVINGSTON. 4.2 FEET ABOVE THE STREET, 2.6 FEET WEST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE SEA WALL, 11.3 FEET EAST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE RETAINING WALL SUPPORTING A SLATE SIDEWALK, 50.8 FEET NORTHEAST OF REFERENCE MARK BATTERY 3 USE RM 2, 103.1 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE BASE OF A MONUMENT COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF FORT SUMTER. RECOVERED BY T. HALL.


Note: Battery 3, Ref 1 is just north of the station and visible from it. There are at least 7 other station in the area.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: Battery 3

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Benchmark Agency (if other): N/

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION Disk

Monumentation type (if other): N/A

County: Charleston

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Charleston

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): N/A

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]

NGS PID: CJ0901

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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