2003-10-25

GU3435 - MENDOTA TIDEWATER OIL CO STACK

This mark was revisited on 22 November, 2008.

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 46.564
Long: 120° 23.915
Alt: 0
Designation: MENDOTA TIDEWATER OIL C STK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED 1.8 MILES N OF THE TOWN OF MENDOTA, 190 FEET W OF CENTER LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 33, AND ON TOP OF THE S END OF A LARGE PUMPING-STATION BUILDING OWNED BY THE TIDEWATER ASSOCIATED OIL COMPANY (IT IS CALLED THE ARBIOS PUMPING STATION). STACK IS ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH AND ITS CENTER WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 46.570
Long: 120° 23.892
Alt: NA

Found it at 18:20, 25 October 2003 as described and in good condition. The site for the pumping station remain, however it is no longer in active use.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 120 feet southwesterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 4.5 minute occupation outside the locked gates of the pumping station, about 100 feet northeasterly of the stack, with 5 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The view westerly. The described stack is the nearest of the two stacks at the end of the building.


The view southwesterly. The described stack is in the center of the picture, at the end of the building.


One of the remaining oil tanks for the Associated Gas and Oil Company.

2003-10-21

GU1493 - V 805 RESET 1968

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 09.150
Long: W 120° 06.150 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 374.1
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: V 805 RESET 1968
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1968 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1969 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 3.3 MI S FROM HURON. 3.3 MILES SOUTH ALONG LASSEN AVENUE FROM THE POST OFFICE AT HURON, AT THE INTERSECTION OF PHELPS AVENUE, AT A TURN FROM SOUTH TO WEST IN A STEEL TOWER POWER TRANSMISSION LINE, IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE BASE OF THE EAST STEEL LEG OF TOWER 2/12, 150 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF PHELPS AVENUE, 113 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF LASSEN AVENUE, 0.4 FOOT EAST OF THE LEG OF THE TOWER, AND 1.8 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 09.170
Long: W 120° 06.202
Alt: 353

Found it at 09:25, 21 October 2003 as described and in good condition.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 0.05 miles easterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The view westerly. The mark is at the base of the nearest tower leg.


The view north toward the tower. The mark is at the base of the right-side tower leg.

2003-10-04

HR2803 - MILE HIGH

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 37° 18.660
Long: W 119° 20.890
Altitude: 5482
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is SCALED and location is ADJUSTED.

Designation: MILE HIGH
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1961 by USFS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1961 (DSH) STATION IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 9-1/2 AIRMILES NORTHWEST OF BIG CREEK RANGER STATION, 20 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE MAMMOTH ROAD AND ABOUT 5 FEET SOUTHEAST FROM THE CORNER OF A CATTLE GUARD. ROUTE TO STATION--FROM MINARETS RANGER STATION TAKE THE MAMMOTH ROD SOUTH FOR 14.4 MILES TO STATION ON LEFT, EAST OF ROAD. STATION MARK--THE STATION MARK IS A STANDARD U.S.D.A. FOREST SERVICE BRONZE DISK STAMPED MILE HIGH 1961 AND SET IN A 10 INCH MONUMENT (CONCRETE) PROJECTING +0.2 FOOT FROM THE GROUND. ELEVATION--5459.8 FT.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 37° 19.662
Long: W 119° 20.890
Alt: NA

Found it at 10:40, 04 October 2003 generally as described and in fair condition. The cattle guard in the description is now gone, but the abutment for the guard remains. The cap has been damage some - slightly bent and scratched - but can still be read and used.

Original NAD83 coordinates were located about 14 feet southwesterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 13 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The Benchmark and the GPSr.


The view northerly up Mammoth Road. The remaining abutment for the cattle guard mentioned in the 1961 description can be seen.


The view southerly down Mammoth Road.


The view northeasterly toward Mammoth Pool Reservoir.