Bench Mark Sheet for 8725782, SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR FL

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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: 8725782                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11426                           Latitude:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)
USGS Quad:  CLEVELAND                       Longitude:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the East Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department
building, proceed 3.5 km (2.2 mi) north along U.S. Highway 17 to Tarpon Drive in
San Souci, then 1.0 km (0.6 mi) in a westerly direction along Tarpon Drive to a
dirt trail leading to the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, then 0.8 km (0.5 mi) SW
along the dirt trail to the railroad trestle over Shell Creek.  The bench marks
are in the area of the trestle. The tide gage and staff were lcoated at the NE
end of the trestle.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5782 A 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 5782 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6067
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)          LONGITUDE:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


The primary bench mark is a disk located at the railroad trestle bridge over
Shell Creek, 8.56 m (28.1 ft) WNW of the west rail of the track, 6.22 m (20.4
ft) NNE of the shoreline, 5.97 m (19.6 ft) NNW of the NE end of the trestle, and
1.77 m (5.8 ft) SE of a witness post.  The bench mark is 2.1 m (7 ft) below the
level of the track, crimped to the top of a galvanized steel rod driven 4.9 m
(16 ft)  and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8725782                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11426                           Latitude:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)
USGS Quad:  CLEVELAND                       Longitude:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5782 B 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 5782 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6068
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)          LONGITUDE:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


The bench mark is a disk located NE of the railroad trestle bridge over Shell
Creek, 30.48 m (100.0 ft) NE of bench mark 5782 A 1978, 4.97 m (16.3 ft) ESE of
the east rail of the track, 2.50 m (8.2 ft) NE of a witness post.  The bench
mark is crimped to the top of a galvanized steel rod driven 12.2 m (40 ft) to
refusal, and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5782 C 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 5782 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6069
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)          LONGITUDE:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


The bench mark is a disk located NE along the track from the railroad trestle
bridge over Shell Creek, 70.41 m (231.0 ft) NNE of bench mark 5782 B 1978, 4.33
m (14.2 ft) ESE of the east rail of the track, 2.29 m (7.5 ft) SE of the
centerline of a dirt track, and 0.67 m (2.2 ft) NW of a witness post.  The bench
mark is crimped to the top of a galvanized steel rod driven 12.2 m (40 ft) to
refusal, and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  5

                                                                                
Station ID: 8725782                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11426                           Latitude:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)
USGS Quad:  CLEVELAND                       Longitude:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5782 E 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 5782 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6070
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)          LONGITUDE:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


The bench mark is a disk located NE along the track from the railroad trestle
bridge over Shell Creek, on the causeway where a spit of marsh juts to the NW,
128.02 m (420.0 ft) NE of bench mark 5782 C 1978, 2.80 m (9.2 ft) NW of the west
rail of the track, and 0.88 m (2.9 ft) SE of a witness post.  The bench mark is
crimped to the top of a galvanized steel rod driven 12.2 m (40 ft) to refusal,
and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5782 F 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 5782 F

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6071
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized steel rod                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)          LONGITUDE:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


The bench mark is a disk located NE along the track from the railroad trestle
bridge over Shell Creek, 122 m (400 ft) NNE of bench mark 5782 E 1978, 19.20 m
(63.0 ft) NE of an overhead cable crossing the tracks, 4.36 m (14.3 ft) ESE of
the east rail of the track and 2.50 m (8.2 ft) ESE of the centerline of a dirt
track.  The bench mark is crimped to the top of a galvanized steel rod driven
driven 12.2 m (40 ft) to to refusal, and encased in a PVC pipe and concrete
kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8725782                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11426                           Latitude:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)
USGS Quad:  CLEVELAND                       Longitude:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 MONTH
     TIME PERIOD:           February 1978 - February 1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8725744 PUNTA GORDA


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.624
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.538
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.335
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.333
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.132
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     5782 A 1978                                 1.084    0.546
     5782 B 1978                                 2.769    2.231
     5782 C 1978                                 2.457    1.919
     5782 E 1978                                 2.193    1.655
     5782 F 1978                                 1.996    1.458


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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8725782                         PUBLICATION DATE:  02/05/2004
Name:       SHELL CREEK, SEABOARD RR                          
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11426                           Latitude:   26° 58.7' N (  26.97830)
USGS Quad:  CLEVELAND                       Longitude:  81° 58.5' W ( -81.97500)


                             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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