MONUMENT 553A (PG2226) "Reset" - Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 45° 00.342 W 072° 05.956
18T E 728599 N 4987677
Quick Description: Canada/USA Boundary marker located on the E side of Main Street/Rue Dufferin.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2017 8:12:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMVWZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 5

Long Description:
This monument sits on the E side of Main St/Rue Dufferin between the Canada & US Ports of Entry & S of a small bridge over the Rivière Tomifobia/Tomifobia River.

The 3'x 3' base was originally described as having a disk set in it (most likely replacing a broken monument) but apparently there was repair work done around 2000 (2000 is inscribed on the W side of the base) and a new post (re)set. Surprisingly, as of this writing, most of the markers have not been field checked for quite a few years, and the datasheets have not been updated.


Recovery information from the current (US) National Geodetic Survey datasheet is as follows:

DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1971 (NP) STATION MARK--A STANDARD LINE DISK SET FLUSH IN A CONCRETE BASE 3X3X3 FEET DEEP. NOTE--THIS DESCRIPTION HAS NOT BEEN FIELD CHECKED.

1/1/1980 by IBC (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1980 (DD) INSCRIPTIONS NOT VISIBLE ON BADLY-CHIPPED BASE.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: MONUMENT 553A

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): International Boundary Commission

Monumentation type: Boundary Marker

County: Orleans County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): West Charleston

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: PG2226

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): 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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