U.S. Navy Benchmark - near Norfolk Impound yard
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member teamday
N 36° 49.609 W 076° 17.152
18S E 385326 N 4076432
Quick Description: A naval benchmark set across the water from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. I guess the whole area was surveyed by them.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2006 3:24:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMW70
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 60

Long Description:
You can take I-464 south and exit Berkely st, make a right turn onto S. Main st and continue on until you cross under the interstate again. The Norfolk impound yard will be to the right almost immediatly. The benchmark is set into the sidewalk right there on the first corner (northeast) to which you come.
I found this one due to the fact that I have to go to the yard about once a week to look at vehicles that are recovered stolen. It took a while, but I finally noticed this little disk there.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: SHA 16

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Navy

Benchmark Agency (if other): U.S. Navy

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

County: Norfolk, Va

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): USGS Norfolk South (VA) Topo Map

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Monumentation type (if other): 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

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  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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