Bench Mark Sheet for 8727648, HORSESHOE POINT 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: 8727648                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       HORSESHOE POINT                                   
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)
USGS Quad:  HORSESHOE BEACH                 Longitude:  83° 17.6' W ( -83.29330)


To reach the tidal bench marks from the Horseshoe Beach Post Office, proceed
south on County Road C-351 for 0.8 km (0.5 mi) to the Dockside Marina.  The
bench marks are in area around Horseshoe Beach.  The tide gage and staff were
located on the Dockside Marina Pier.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7648 A 1978
                         DESIGNATION:          872 7648 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         8220
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:  AR1635
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete porch                        OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)          LONGITUDE:  83° 17.5' W ( -83.29170)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in the NW corner of a concrete porch
located at the Dockside Marina, 11 m (37 ft) south of the centerline of C-351, 3
m (10 ft) north of the NW corner of the building, 0.43 m (1.4 ft) south of the
north edge of a concrete porch, and 0.18 m (0.6 ft) east of the west edge of
concrete.  NOTE: Mark not found in 1998 by US Power Squadron.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727648                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       HORSESHOE POINT                                   
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)
USGS Quad:  HORSESHOE BEACH                 Longitude:  83° 17.6' W ( -83.29330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  SHELTON 1933
                         DESIGNATION:          SHELTON

MONUMENTATION:           Triangulation Station disk            VM#:         8221
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AR1607
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 26.4' N (  29.44000)          LONGITUDE:  83° 17.4' W ( -83.29000)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete monument, 0.2 km (0.1 mi) west along
Rainwater Avenue from County Road C-351, 44.81 m (147.0 ft) south of the
centerline of 8th Avenue, 30.48 m (100.0 ft) north of the center line of
Rainwater Drive, 6 m (20 ft) south of the SE corner of an abandoned frame house,
0.6 m (2 ft)  east of a lone cedar tree, and 0.2 m (0.5 ft) above ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727648                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       HORSESHOE POINT                                   
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)
USGS Quad:  HORSESHOE BEACH                 Longitude:  83° 17.6' W ( -83.29330)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  SHELTON 1933 AZIMUTH
                         DESIGNATION:          SHELTON AZ MK

MONUMENTATION:           Azimuth Mark disk                     VM#:         8223
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AR1608
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   29° 26.4' N (  29.44000)          LONGITUDE:  83° 17.3' W ( -83.28830)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete monument, 0.3 km (0.2 mi) south of
the Horseshoe Beach Post Office on County Road C-351, 20 m (67 ft) WNW of the
junction of County Road C-351 and the road to Horseshoe Marina, 15 m (50 ft) NE
of the east corner of a frame house, 14 m (46 ft) west of the centerline of
County Road C-351, and 0.12 m (0.4 ft) above ground level.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8727648                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       HORSESHOE POINT                                   
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)
USGS Quad:  HORSESHOE BEACH                 Longitude:  83° 17.6' W ( -83.29330)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at HORSESHOE POINT based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      6 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           July 1978 - December 1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8727520 CEDAR KEY, GULF OF MEXICO


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.091
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.001
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.623
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.591
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.577
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.180
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     7648 A 1978                                 2.316    1.315
     SHELTON 1933                                2.097    1.096
     SHELTON 1933 AZIMUTH                        1.963    0.962


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

                                                                                
Station ID: 8727648                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/01/2004
Name:       HORSESHOE POINT                                   
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11408                           Latitude:   29° 26.2' N (  29.43670)
USGS Quad:  HORSESHOE BEACH                 Longitude:  83° 17.6' W ( -83.29330)


                             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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