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Bench Mark Sheet for 8724405, SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3 FL

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the Catholic Church in Key West, proceed
21.7 km (13.5 mi) NE on U.S. Highway 1 to the NE end of the bridge over
Saddlebunch Key, Channel No. 3.  The bench marks are in the vicinity of old U.S.
Highway 1 bridge (now a fishing pier).  The tide gage and staff were located on
the NE wing wall of the NE end of the old bridge (fishing pier).


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 1 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 TIDAL 1

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7816
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AA0774
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wing wall                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in the north concrete wing wall of
the old U.S. Highway 1 bridge (now a fishing pier), 5 m (15 ft) NW of the
centerline of the old bridge (fishing pier), and 1 m (3 ft) below the old bridge
(fishing pier).

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 2 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 TIDAL 2

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7817
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AA0773
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wing wall                    OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the south concrete wing wall of the old
U.S. Highway 1 bridge (now a fishing pier), 9.30 m (30.5 ft) SE of bench mark NO
1 1975, 4.72 m (15.5 ft) SE of the centerline of the old bridge (fishing pier),
4.11 m (13.5 ft) SW of a sign FAP 107-C, 1.07 m (3.5 ft) SE of the SE edge of
the old bridge (fishing pier), and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) below the old bridge (fishing
pier).



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 3 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 TIDAL 3

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7818
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AA0776
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the NW corner of the concrete footing of
concrete power pole T 741, 25 m (81 ft) NE of bench mark NO 2 1975, 12.95 m
(42.5 ft) SE of the extended centerline of the old bridge (now a fishing pier),
and 2 m (6 ft) below the old bridge (fishing pier).

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 4 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 TIDAL 4

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7819
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AA0777
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper-clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


The bench mark is a disk located 7 m (22 ft) SE of the centerline of Blue Water
Drive, and 0.30 m (1.0 ft) NW of a wooden telephone pole.  The bench mark is
0.15 m (0.05 ft) above ground, crimped to the top of a cooper-coated steel rod
driven an unspecified depth to refusal, encased in a PVC pipe and concrete
kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 5 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 TIDAL 5

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         7820
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


The bench mark is a disk set flush at the NW corner of the concrete base of
concrete telephone pole No. TT 1-47, 33 m (108 ft) north of bench mark NO 4
1975, 9 m (29 ft) SW of the centerline of Blue Water Drive, and 8 m (25 ft) SE
of U.S. Highway 1.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  4405 F
                         DESIGNATION:          872 4405 F TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:         7821
AGENCY:                  Florida Department of Transportation
                         (FLDT)                                IDB PID#:  AA0775
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete bridge guardrail             OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)          LONGITUDE:  81° 36.1' W ( -81.60170)


The bench mark is a disk set on a concrete guardrail, 7.10 m (23.3 ft) SE of the
centerline of U.S. Highway 1, 3.20 m (10.5 ft) SW of the NE end of the
guardrail, 1.49 m (4.9 ft) NW of the SE edge of the U.S. Highway 1 bridge
cheekwall, 0.15 m (0.5 ft) NE of the NE abutment, and 1 m (3 ft) above U.S.
Highway 1.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3 based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 MONTH
     TIME PERIOD:           February 1975 - February 1975
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8724211 BIG PINE KEY VIADUCT


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.278
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.220
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.198
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.106
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.087
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.014
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     NO 1 1975                                   2.328    2.130
     NO 2 1975                                   2.320    2.122
     NO 3 1975                                   0.927    0.729
     NO 4 1975                                   0.967    0.769
     NO 5 1975                                   0.907    0.709
     4405 F                                      4.767    4.569


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Station ID: 8724405                         PUBLICATION DATE:  01/06/2004
Name:       SADDLEBUNCH CHANNEL NO. 3                         
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11442                           Latitude:   24° 37.4' N (  24.62330)
USGS Quad:  SUGARLOAF KEY                   Longitude:  81° 36.2' W ( -81.60330)


                             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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