Superseded Bench Mark Sheet for 8413320, Bar Harbor ME

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and State
Highway 3 proceed SE along Highway 3 from Ellsworth to Bar Harbor.  Then from
the Post Office in downtown Bar Harbor continue 0.3 mile (0.5 km) ENE on Cottage
Street to the intersection of Main Street (Route 3) and Cottage Street, continue
0.1 mile (0.2 km) NNW on Main Street turn right to the municipal pier and gage
site.  The bench marks are in the near area.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 13 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      169
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Boat Ramp


The bench mark is west of the foot of Main Street in Bar Harbor, at the SE
corner of the municipal pier and, SW corner of the boat ramp, 55.0 feet (16.8 m)
east of the centerline of the pier parking lot, 30.3 feet (9.2 m) NW of the most
westerly point of the curb on the east side of the boat ramp, and 10.5 feet (3.2
m) west of the centerline of the ramp.  The bench mark is 0.3 foot (0.1 m) above
the parking lot.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  K 22 1934 54

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      163
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  PE0281
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite Foundation


The bench mark is set in the top of a granite foundation in the SE corner of the
Bar Harbor Post Office building, 44.8 feet (13.7 m) north of the centerline of
Cottage Street, 6.5 feet (2.0 m) west of the SW corner of the Post Office, and
0.6 foot (0.2 m) south of the south face of the Post Office.  The bench mark is
3.7 feet (1.1 m) above ground level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 8 1947

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      164
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  PE0283
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite Bench On Bedrock Foundation


The bench mark is south of the municipal pier at Bar Harbor, at the foot of Main
Street in Agamont Park, 153.0 feet (46.6 m) east of the east curb of Main
Street, 105 feet (32 m) east of the water fountain located in the SW corner of
Agamont Park 46 feet (14.0 m) north of the centerline of Newport Drive, 1.0 foot
(0.3 m) in from the west, north and east edges of a granite bench set on
bedrock.  the bench mark is set in the granite, 1.25 feet (0.38 m) above ground
level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 9 1947

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      165
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  PE0282
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Retaining Wall of Water Fountain


The bench mark is SE of the municipal pier at Bar Harbor, at the foot of Main
Street in Agamont Park, 105.0 feet (32.0 m) west of Bench Mark No. 8 1947, 51.8
feet (15.8 m) east of the centerline of Main Street, 44.5 feet (13.6 m) north of
Newport Drive.  The bench mark is set on the north side of the rim of a circular
water fountain, 1.5 feet (0.5 m) above the ground level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TIDAL 10 RESET 1968

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      166
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  PE0284
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Granite Block


The bench mark is located SE of the end of the municipal pier in Bar Harbor, 98
feet (30 m) NW of the lightpole near the edge of the sidewalk, 73.4 feet (22.4
m) SW of the lightpole at the SE corner of the pier, 37.8 feet (11.5 m) SE of
the edge of the boat ramp.  The bench mark is set in top of a granite block of
the seawall.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 11 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      167
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Pier


The bench mark is NW of the foot of Main Street in Bar Harbor, in the NW corner
of the municipal pier next to the tide house, 5.7 feet (1.7 m) SE of the NW
corner of the pier, 4.5 feet (1.4 m) south of the north face of the pier and 3.5
feet (1.1 m) east of the east face of the tide gage house.  The bench mark is
set flush in concrete in the walkway surrounding the pier parking lot.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 12 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      168
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Small Concrete Foundation


The bench mark is set in the top of a concrete lamp post foundation at the SW
corner of the pier at the NW corner of the pier parking lot and West Street, 160
feet (49 m) SW of the SW corner of pier facilities, 50.0 feet (15.2 m) west of
the centerline of the pier parking lot, 26.0 feet (7.9 m) north of the
centerline of West Street, 7.8 feet (2.4 m) south of the granite curb around the
sidewalk.  The bench mark is 1.2 feet (0.4 m) above the parking pavement.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 14 1975

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      170
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Foundation for Granite Rock Wall


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete foundation for a granite rock wall at
the entrance to Tripps Restaurant parking lot on the north side of the parking
lot facing Main Street, 66.7 feet (20.3 m) north of Tripps Restaurant main
entrance, 26.0 feet (7.9 m) west of the centerline of Main Street, 2.5 feet (0.7
m) south of the fire hydrant encircled by the rock wall set level with the
sidewalk.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  3320 J 1976

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      171
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Large Concrete Bulkhead


The bench mark is set flush in the NE corner of a bulkhead which encloses a full
storage tank belonging to Frenchmans Bay Boating Co. which is at the foot of
Main Street, 50.0 feet (15.2 m) north of the centerline of Main Street, 40.8
feet (12.4 m) west of the SW corner of Frenchmans Bay Boating Co. gift shop,
23.2 feet (7.1 m) east of the NW corner of the bulkhead, set 0.2 foot (0.1 m)
above the sidewalk.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO STAMPING 1

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      172
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  PE0286
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Sea Wall


The bench mark is unstamped, set vertically on the sea wall at the public
bathing beach SE of the muncipal pier at Bar Harbor, 183.5 feet (59.0 m) SE of
the intersection of the NW end of the sea wall, 40.6 feet (12.4 m) SSE of the
entrance ramp leading to the public beach, 9.8 feet (3.0 m) north of the walkway
around the park, 4.5 feet (1.4 m) below the walkway around the Bar Harbor Motor
Inn.  The bench mark is set vertically into the concrete, midway between the top
and bottom of the wall.  Note: Bench mark historically referred to as NO 6 1911.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  6 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      16 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           1960-1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1960-1978
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8418150 PORTLAND


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (02/07/1978)         =  15.05
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  11.44
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  11.02
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =   5.71
   * NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM           NGVD29 =   5.47
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =   0.40
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =   0.00
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/30/1963)         =  -3.35

   * NGVD reference based on adjustment of 1964 and NOS levels of 1984. 
North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In FEET above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     NO 13 1975                                 21.39     10.37
     K 22 1934 54                               59.59     48.57
     NO 8 1947                                  47.89     36.87
     NO 9 1947                                  48.47     37.45
     TIDAL 10 RESET 1968                        22.96     11.94
     NO 11 1975                                 16.93      5.91
     NO 12 1975                                 24.09     13.07
     NO 14 1975                                 49.62     38.60
     3320 J 1976                                25.35     14.33
     NO STAMPING 1                              17.59      6.57


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  7 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/10/1986
Station ID: 8413320                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       BAR HARBOR, FRENCHMAN BAY                         
            MAINE
NOAA Chart: 13318                                  Latitude:         44° 23.5' N
USGS Quad:  BAR HARBOR                             Longitude:        68° 12.3' W


                             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 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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