Superseded Bench Mark Sheet for 8577330, Solomons Island MD

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from State Highway 214 in Calvert County, proceed
south towards Solomons, bear left at the highway split, continue south on
Highway 2 for 1.4 miles (2.3 km) to the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Pier on
the left.  The bench marks are within 1 mile (1.6 km) radius of the tide gage. 
The tide gage and staff are located on the pier.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7330 E 1980

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      455
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AJ8036
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized Steel Rod


The bench mark is located near the entrance of Solomons Marina, 35.0 feet (10.7
m) SE of the centerline of the entrance to the marina, 21.1 feet (6.4 m) NNE of
the centerline of Charles Street, 3.6 feet (1.1 m) south of Solomons Marina
sign, and 3.3 feet (1.0 m) NW of the chain-link fence around the boat storage
yard.  The bench mark is 0.1 foot (0.03 m) below ground level, crimped to a
galvanized steel rod driven 40 feet (12 m) to refusal, and encased in a 5-inch
PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7330 A 1978

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      447
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless Steel Rod


The bench mark is located in the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory compound near
the NW wall of R.V. Truitt Controlled Environment Laboratory, 42.6 feet (13.0 m)
SE of the centerline of Williams Street, 22.0 feet (6.7 m) NNE of the SW corner
of the Environmental Laboratory, 5.6 feet (1.7 m) south of the SW corner of the
main entrance to the laboratory, and 4.1 feet (1.2 m) NW of the NW wall of the
laboratory.  The bench mark is 0.3 foot (0.1 m) below ground level, crimped to a
stainless steel rod driven 54 feet (16 m) to refusal, and encased in a 4-inch
PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 4 1937

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      448
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  HV0365
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is located at the front entrance of the Chesapeake Biological
Laboratory, 80.8 feet (26.6 m) east of the SW corner of the building, 80.4 feet
(24.5 m) south of the SE corner of the building, and 18.6 feet (5.7 m) NW of the
centerline of Farren Avenue.  The bench mark is set in the lowest concrete step
of the walk leading to the entrance, 0.2 foot (0.1 m) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 5 1937

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      449
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  HV0367
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is located at the NW side of the Chesapeake Biological Labo-
ratory, approximately 30.5 feet (9.3 m) SW of the north corner of the building,
6.8 feet (2.0 m) NE of the NE edge of the concrete steps, and 3 feet (1 m) NW of
the NW wall of the building.  The bench mark is set flush in the north corner of
the top step leading to the basement.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  10 1946

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      450
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  HV0371
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is located in the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory compound at
the north entrance to Nice Hall, 38.4 feet (11.7 m) WNW of the west corner of
1960 Biological Laboratory, 22.0 feet (6.7 m) ESE of the NW corner of Nice Hall,
9.2 feet (2.8 m) SW of NE edge of the sidewalk leading to the NE entrance of
Nice Hall, and 0.6 foot (0.2 m) above ground level, and set flush at the east
end of the second step of the entrance.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 11 1963

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      451
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  HV0369
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Apron


The bench mark is located in the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory compound at
the SW entrance of the Biological Laboratory (1960) building between Nice Hall
and the main building, 82.5 feet (25.1 m) east of Bench Mark 10 1946, 56.6 (17.3
m) NE of the center of the walkway surrounded by the laboratories, 45.3 feet
(13.8 m) SE of the west corner of the 1960 Biological Research Laboratory, 35.2
feet (10.7 m) NW of the SE corner of the 1960 Biological Laboratory, 5.8 feet
(1.7 m) ESE of the SW edge of steps leading to Research Laboratory, 0.7 foot
(0.2 m) above ground level.  The bench mark is set flush in the NE corner of the
concrete apron that forms steps and entrance to the building.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7330 B 1978

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      452
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless Steel Rod


The bench mark is located at the SW corner of the intersection of Charles Street
and Williams Street, 150.9 feet (46.0 m) SE of the centerline of Maltby Street,
46.1 feet (15.4 m) NE of the east corner of the CBL Center for En- vironmental &
Esturine Studies, University of Maryland, 20.1 feet (6.1 m) SW of the centerline
of Charles Street, 30.0 feet (9.1 m) WSW of the intersection of Charles and
Williams Streets, and 20.0 feet (6.1 m) NW of the centerline of Williams Street.
 The bench mark is 0.1 foot (0.03 m) below ground level, crimped to a stainless
steel rod driven 33 feet (10 m) to refusal, and encased in a 4-inch PVC pipe and
concrete kickblock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7330 C 1979

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      453
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Wall


The bench mark is located at the north entrance to the Harbor Island Marina
Inc., 93.0 feet (28.3 m) SSE of the bulkhead at the Marina, 32.5 feet (9.9 m)
north of the entrance to the store, and 15.8 feet (4.8 m) south of the
centerline of Charles Street.  The bench mark is on the east side of the step
leading to the marina, set flush with the wall, 1.4 feet (0.4 m) above ground
level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7330 D 1980

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:      454
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Galvanized Steel Rod


The bench mark is located at the intersection of Charles Street and Patuxent
Avenue, 157.4 feet (48.0 m) NNE of power pole #44, 30.7 feet (9.4 m) east of the
centerline of Patuxent Avenue, 3.9 feet (1.2 m) west of the bulkhead, and 2.0
feet (0.6 m) east of the galvanized guard rail.  The bench mark is 0.1 foot
(0.03 m) below ground level, crimped to a galvanized steel rod driven 30 feet (9
m) to refusal, and encased in a 5-inch PVC pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  6 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      17 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           1960-1978
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1960-1978
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:   


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (08/13/1955)         =   4.53
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =   1.51
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =   1.35
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =   0.76
   * NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM           NGVD29 =   0.35
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =   0.17
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =   0.00
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/31/1962)         =  -3.47

   * NGVD reference based on elevations published in Quad 380762, 1982, and NOS
     leveling of 1984. 
North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In FEET above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     7330 E 1980                                11.20      9.85
     7330 A 1978                                13.55     12.20
     NO 4 1937                                  10.40      9.05
     NO 5 1937                                  15.09     13.74
     10 1946                                    14.61     13.26
     NO 11 1963                                 15.54     14.19
     7330 B 1978                                13.16     11.81
     7330 C 1979                                 7.95      6.60
     7330 D 1980                                 7.82      6.47


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  7 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  10/28/1985
Station ID: 8577330                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SOLOMONS ISLAND, PATUXENT RIVER                   
            MARYLAND
NOAA Chart: 12230                                  Latitude:         38° 19.0' N
USGS Quad:  SOLOMONS ISLAND                        Longitude:        76° 27.2' W


                             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 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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