MON 143 - Ferry, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.005 W 118° 45.581
11U E 371295 N 5428956
Quick Description: This monument is reached from the Midway - Ferry border crossing.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 12:11:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMGJZ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 4

Long Description:
A bit of climbing is required to get to this one. It's on the top of the hill to the east and can actually be seen from near the bottom. It's about 100 metres east and 75 metres up, from the highway at the border crossing. This is one of the silver painted steel obelisks, mounted on a concrete base.

DESIGNATION - MONUMENT 143
PID - TP1302
STATE/COUNTY- WA/FERRY
COUNTRY - US
USGS QUAD - Toroda

NAD 83(1991) POSITION- 49 00 00.29646(N) 118 45 34.85416(W)

HISTORY - Date Condition Report By
HISTORY - 1905 MONUMENTED IBC
HISTORY - 1958 GOOD IBC
HISTORY - 1990 GOOD GSC

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 (1958)

RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1958
STATION PAINTED.

STATION RECOVERY (1990)

RECOVERY NOTE BY GEODETIC SURVEY OF CANADA 1990
MKR TYPE V SETTING CODE 04
LOC ON THE CANADA-US BOUNDARY ABOUT 100 M E OF MIDWAY, B.C
FERRY, WASH RD CROSSING, AT TOP OF FIRST RISE BETWEEN OLD
AND NEW BARB WIRE FENCES. FROM THE ESSO SERVICE STA ON HWY
3 AT MIDWAY TURN RIGHT ON FLORENCE ST. AT HOTEL ON RIGHT
TURN LEFT ON 5TH AVE E FOR 1.2 KM TO CANADA CUSTOMS. WALK
UPHILL ALONG CANADA SIDE OF FENCE TO THE E. MON IS AT TOP OF
FIRST HILL. MKD BY AN IBC OBELISK SET ON A SQUARE CONC BASE.
Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Monumented in 1905 - part of the first series of permanent markers to demarcate the Canada - US border.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Ferry County

USGS Quad: Toroda

NGS PID: TP1302

Other Coordinates: N 49° 00.005 W 118° 45.581

Other Coordinates details:
Source data is NAD 83(1991).


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

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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