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Bench Mark Sheet for 8411060, Cutler Farris Wharf ME

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


To reach the tidal bench marks from Machias ME, head northeast on Dublin St/US-1
toward Ames Way/ME-92. Continue to follow US-1 for 4.1 mi (6.6 km) turn right
onto Willow St. Willow St is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) past Randall Loop go 0.1 mi (0.16
km), turn right onto Water St 0.2 mi, turn right onto Cutler Rd/ME-191. Turn
left to stay on Cutler Rd/ME-191, Farris Wharf is on the right just before a
roundabout. All bench marks are located along Cutler Rd and some are located to
the West on Wharf Rd.  The pier that the tide gauge is located on is a 280 ft
(85.34 m) wooden pier with two buildings on it and the tide station house is
toward the end of the pier.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 10 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 TIDAL 10

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16113
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  PD0497
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite rock outcrop                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.5' N (  44.65779)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.4' W ( -67.20586)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in the top of a granite rock outcrop on the
SW corner of property belonging to the Masonic Temple located on State Highway
191, 32 m (105 ft) west of the corner of Geels Grocery Store, 8 m (25 ft) south
of the concrete steps leading to the Temple, 7 m (24 ft) SW of the SW corner of
the Temple building, and 6 m (20 ft) NE of the centerline of the highway.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 3 1948
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 TIDAL 3

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16106
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  PD0102
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Sloping rock ledge                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65669)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.5' W ( -67.20831)


The bench mark is a disk set on top of the flat part of a sloping rock ledge, 91
m (300 ft) south of Highway 191, 69 m (225 ft) NW of the Harbor View Restaurant,
22 m (71 ft) NW of the NW side of Corbett Wharf, 2 m (5 ft) from the edge of the
bluff, and 3 m (10 ft) below the top of the bluff.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 4 1959
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 TIDAL 4

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16107
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  PD0099
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.7' N (  44.66150)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.8' W ( -67.21278)


The bench mark is a disk set in the flat part of the rock outcrop near the NW
corner of a large sloping rock, 26 m (86 ft) south of Bench Mark NO 5 1959, and
16 m (51 ft) NW of the SW corner of the Harbor View Restaurant.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 6 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 TIDAL 6

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16109
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  PD0495
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite rock outcrop                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.7' N (  44.66150)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.8' W ( -67.21300)


The bench mark is a disk set in top of a granite rock lying south of the Corbett
Lobster Pound and Wharf, 30 m (100 ft) north of the north corner of the house,
20 m (65 ft) south of the inshore end of the wharf, 5.43 m (17.8 ft) SW of the
SW corner of the most westerly gasoline rank, and 0.3 m (1 ft) above ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 7 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 TIDAL 7

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        16110
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  PD0493
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite rock outcrop                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65722)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.5' W ( -67.20806)


The bench mark is a disk set in top of a granite rock outcrop at the NE corner
of the house adjacent to the Corbett Lobster Pouind and Wharf, 64 m (210 ft)
south of the centerline of Highway 191, 13 m (44 ft) NW of the driveway leading
to the house, and 1.83 m (6.0 ft) NE of the NE corner of the residence.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  L 68 1935
                         DESIGNATION:          L 68

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        16114
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  PD0098
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65669)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20500)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete monument located along  State Highway
191 in Cutler, 20 m (66 ft) east of the Post Office, 9 m (30 ft) north of the
centerline of the highway, 3 m (9 ft) north of pole 408, 1 m (3 ft) south of a
wooden witness post, and 0.12 cm (0.4 ft) above ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1060 B 2010
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 B

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        19841
AGENCY:                  CO-OPS                                IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete retaining wall               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.8' N (  44.66253)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.5' W ( -67.20753)


The bench mark is a brass disk set in a concrete retaining wall located along
State Highway 191 in Cutler, 95.21 m (312.4 ft) west of the Post Office, 46.44 m
(152.4 ft) south-southwest of the front doors to the United Methodist Church,
0.12 m (0.4 ft) north of the south edge of a concrete wing wall running east to
west to the entrance to pier west of Farris Wharf, 1.16 m (3.8 ft) higher than
the pier deck and 1.28 m (4.2 ft) lower than the highway 191 road surface.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1060 A 2010
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 A

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        19842
AGENCY:                  CO-OPS                                IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete foundation                   OPUS PID#: BBCL75
LATITUDE:   44° 39.7' N (  44.66231)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.4' W ( -67.20639)


The bench mark is a disk set on the southwest corner in a concrete pad 1.83 x
1.83 m (6.0 ft) to a bell located in the middle of a roundabout along State
Highway 191 in Cutler, 41.16 west of the Post Office, 41.67 m (136.7 ft) south
from the front doors of the United Methodist Church, 29.63 m (97.2 ft) east from
the northeast corner of Farris Wharf, 0.30 m (1.0 ft) north of the southwest
edge of the concrete pad 1.83 m (6.0 ft) x 1.83 m (6.0 ft) that supports a bell,
set flush in the concrete pad, 0.12 cm (0 inch) higher than the road.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1060 D 2016
                         DESIGNATION:          841 1060 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        22087
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65650)          LONGITUDE:  67° 12.2' W ( -67.20353)


The bench mark is set flush in a granite rock outcrop south of a house on Water
Street, 67.2 m (220.5 ft), ESE of telephone pole 395 NE and T CO, 25 m (82.0 ft)
WSW of southern red gate post, and 13.5 m (44.3 ft) SSE of telephone pole 2 NE
and T CO being the high point of a benchmark disk.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      2 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           7/11-6/12, 7/13-6/14
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8413320 BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in METERS:

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/04/2018)         =  5.610
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  4.437
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  4.300
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  2.298
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  2.211
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  2.192
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.123
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/30/2014)         = -0.946

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     NO 10 1975                                  9.082    4.782
     NO 3 1948                                   5.089    0.789
     NO 4 1959                                   6.701    2.401
     NO 6 1975                                   7.873    3.573
     NO 7 1975                                  10.465    6.165
     L 68 1935                                   8.337    4.037
     1060 B 2010                                 7.086    2.786
     1060 A 2010                                 9.362    5.062
     1060 D 2016                                 9.675    5.375


Foot Notes:

Bench mark NO 7 1975 is based on one differential leveling connection and does
not meet the quality control standards of the NOS. Therefore, caution should be
used when deriving elevations for this mark.

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Station ID: 8411060                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/19/2018
Name:       CUTLER FARRIS WHARF, LITTLE RIVER                 
            ME
NOAA Chart: 13392                           Latitude:   44° 39.4' N (  44.65703)
USGS Quad:  CUTLER                          Longitude:  67° 12.3' W ( -67.20467)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National Tidal
Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be confused
with the fixed datums of North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).

NAVD88 is a fixed datum derived from a simultaneous, least squares, minimum
constraint adjustment of Canadian/Mexican/United States leveling observations.
Local mean sea level observed at Father Point/Rimouski, Canada was held fixed as
the single initial constraint.  NAVD88 replaces NGVD29 as the national
standard geodetic reference for heights.  Bench mark elevations relative to
NAVD88 are available from NGS through the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NGVD29 is a fixed datum adopted as a national standard geodetic reference for
heights but is now considered superseded.  NGVD29 is sometimes referred to as
Sea Level Datum of 1929 or as Mean Sea Level on some early issues of Geological
Survey Topographic Quads.  NGVD29 was originally derived from a general
adjustment of the first-order leveling networks of the U.S. and Canada after
holding mean sea level observed at 26 long term tide stations as fixed.
Numerous local and wide-spread adjustments have been made since establishment in
1929.  Bench mark elevations relative to NGVD29 are available from the National
Geodetic Survey (NGS) data base via the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NAVD88 and NGVD29 are fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationships to
local MSL and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to
another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed. The NGS's Integrated Data Base (IDB PID)
provides geodetic datum based on traditionally leveled and bluebooked ties to
the National Spatial Reference System(NSRS) https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheets/.
The NGS Online Positioning User Service (OPUS PID) provides geodetic datum based
on GPS position & tie it to the NSRS https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/.

The NAVD88 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have NAVD88 elevations.
The NAVD88 elevation relationship shown in the table is derived from an average
of several bench mark elevations relative to tide station datum.  As a result of
this averaging, NAVD88 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from NAVD88 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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