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Bench Mark Sheet for 8454578, East Greenwich RI

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8454578                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/15/2016
Name:       EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B.                      
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13221                           Latitude:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66500)
USGS Quad:  EAST GREENWICH                  Longitude:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44500)


To reach the tide station from the US Post Office at 5775 Post Road (Route 1) in
East Greenwich, proceed 3.2 km (2.0 mi) NE on Route 1 (Post Road and then Main
Street) to the intersection with King Street, turn right and proceed 0.3 km (0.2
mi) east on King Street under the railroad tracks to the stop sign at Water
Street, turn left and proceed 0.2 km (0.1 mi) north on Water Street to Division
Street, turn left on Division Street and then immediately turn right to stay on
Division Street and proceed 0.2 km (0.1 mi) north on Division Street continuing
straight on the driveway into Nortons Marina.  The tide station is on the dock
to the right.  The bench marks are located along Water and Division Streets.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  ELEV 26.808 FT TIDAL 5
                         DESIGNATION:          845 4578 TIDAL 5

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        21446
AGENCY:                  US Coast & Geodetic Survey            IDB PID#:  LW0115
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stone foundation                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 39.8' N (  41.66414)          LONGITUDE:  71° 26.8' W ( -71.44589)


The primary bench mark is a disk set vertically on the E side of the SE corner
of the stone foundation of a one story brick building at 1 division street,
27.28 m (89.5 ft) SW of the SE corner of E building wing, 23.17 m (76.0 ft) S of
the inside corner of E building wing, 16.39 m (53.8 ft) NW of power pole no. 3
on S side of division street, 13.81 m (45.3 ft) W of Norton's marina sign, 1.39
m (4.6 ft) N of the SE corner of building and 0.60 m (2.0 ft) above grade.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8454578                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/15/2016
Name:       EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B.                      
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13221                           Latitude:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66500)
USGS Quad:  EAST GREENWICH                  Longitude:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4578 A 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 4578 A

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21447
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66581)          LONGITUDE:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44575)


The bench mark is a disk set in the concrete sill on the S side of the S most
overhead door on the NE side of the marina building, 35.99 m (118.1 ft) W of
light pole with extinguisher along seawall S of dock D, 27.17 m (89.1 ft) SSE of
N most corner of marina building, 22.30 m (73.2 ft) SW of S inside corner of dry
dock channel, 16.35 m (53.6 ft) SSW of sewer manhole cover E of center overhead
door, 14.24 m (46.7 ft) NNW of the SE corner of marina building.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4578 B 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 4578 B

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21448
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete retaining wall               OPUS PID#: BBDX81
LATITUDE:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66525)          LONGITUDE:  71° 26.8' W ( -71.44611)


The bench mark is a disk in the top of a concrete retaining wall set into the
embankment on the E side of railroad tracks, 15.62 m (51.2 ft) NNE of the SW
corner of the W bay yacht club, 10.57 m (34.7 ft) SE of concrete base of guy
wire supporting overhead power line structure of electric train, 9.19 m (30.2
ft) NNE of vertical steel support of overhead electric train power lines, 7.36 m
(24.1 ft) NW of the NW corner of W bay yacht club, and 3.50 m (11.5 ft) N of S
end of retaining wall.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8454578                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/15/2016
Name:       EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B.                      
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13221                           Latitude:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66500)
USGS Quad:  EAST GREENWICH                  Longitude:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4578 C 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 4578 C

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21449
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete stair                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 39.8' N (  41.66353)          LONGITUDE:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44536)


The bench mark is a disk set in the N end of the first step of the E Greenwich
yacht club main entrance at 10 water street, 28.85 m (94.7 ft) N of the SW
corner of building, 19.70 m (64.6 ft) S of second decorative light post on W
side of water street S of Division street, 17.19 m (56.4 ft) SSW of the NW
corner of building, 12.70 m (41.7 ft) ENE of power pole, 3.95 m (13.0 ft) E of
the centerline of water street.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4578 D 2015
                         DESIGNATION:          845 4578 D

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        21450
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service                IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wall                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   41° 39.8' N (  41.66378)          LONGITUDE:  71° 26.8' W ( -71.44608)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the top of the S end of the E of two old
concrete walls running along the railroad track embankment S of Division street,
26.26 m (86.2 ft) N of the NW corner of small shed on W side of boat storage
lot, 2.64 m (8.7 ft) ESE of S end of W of the two low walls, 2.02 m (6.6 ft) WSW
of wooden light pole on W side of boat storage lot.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8454578                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/15/2016
Name:       EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B.                      
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13221                           Latitude:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66500)
USGS Quad:  EAST GREENWICH                  Longitude:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44500)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B. based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           APRIL 2015 - AUGUST 2015
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8452944 CONIMICUT LIGHT, NARRAGANSETT BAY


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.364
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.289
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.725
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.670
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.628
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.052
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     ELEV 26.808 FT TIDAL 5                      8.614    7.325
     4578 A 2015                                 2.219    0.930
     4578 B 2015                                 5.034    3.745
     4578 C 2015                                 3.010    1.721
     4578 D 2015                                 5.679    4.390


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8454578                         PUBLICATION DATE:  06/15/2016
Name:       EAST GREENWICH, GREENWICH B.                      
            RI
NOAA Chart: 13221                           Latitude:   41° 39.9' N (  41.66500)
USGS Quad:  EAST GREENWICH                  Longitude:  71° 26.7' W ( -71.44500)


                             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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