2008-11-22

GU3435 - MENDOTA TIDEWATER OIL CO STACK

This mark was originally visited on 25 October, 2003.

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° 46.573
Long: 120° 23.882
Alt: NA

Revisited the Mendota Tidewater Oil Company Stack, 22 November 2008. Found generally as described and in fair condition. Go to description is adequate. The stack and adjacent buildings are no longer in use. The adjacent tanks have been demolished and portions of the building have been removed.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 170 feet west-southwest of the occupied WGS84 coordinates. The site is gated and locked and the new coordinates were taken from outside the fence. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

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


Site coordinates.


View southwesterly. The remaining tank has been removed.


View southwesterly. The remaining tank has been removed.

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