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Bench Mark Sheet for 8721604, Trident Pier, Port Canaveral FL

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


To reach the tidal bench marks in Cape Canaveral at the Cape Canaveral Air Force
Base and near the Trident Pier, from the intersection of Routes 528 west and 401
north in Canaveral proceed north on Route 401 for 4.0 km (2.5 mi) to Poseidon
Road, turn right on Poseidon Road and continue to a stop sign, turn left and
then another right at the yield, then turn left at the sign for Trident Pier;
then left at the stop sign, and follow the road around to the south end of the
pier.  The bench marks are  located on the east side of the road leading to the
pier.  The tide gage is located at the south end of the pier.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1604 B 1994
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        12681
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DK6641
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID#: DK6641
LATITUDE:   28° 25.1' N (  28.41806)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.5' W ( -80.59231)


The primary bench mark is a disk located along the east side of the road leading
to the south end of the pier, 29.15 m (95.6 ft) south of a doubler valve water
main shut off, 20.94 m (68.7 ft) north of the NW corner of a concrete staging
platform, 8.90 m (29.20 f

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1604 A 1994
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        12678
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:  DK6642
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID#: DK6642
LATITUDE:   28° 25.0' N (  28.41672)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.5' W ( -80.59224)


The bench mark is a disk located east of Trident Pier, approximately 183 m
(600.4 ft) NE of the gage house, 50.29 m (164.99 ft) south of the fire hydrant
which is located on the west side of the road leading to the south end of the
pier, 6.80 m (2

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CH-70 1975 JAX-FLA
                         DESIGNATION:          CH 70
                         ALIAS:                872 1604 CH 70

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        12679
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete bulkhead                     OPUS PID#: DK6703
LATITUDE:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59333)


The bench mark is a disk set in the concrete bulkhead at the south end of the
Trident Pier, 23.20 m (76.12 ft) south of the centerline of the most southern
centerline of the pier, 10.61 m (34.81 ft) SW of the SE corner of the guard
building at the pier, and 11.00 m (36.09 ft) west of the SW corner of the
concrete foundation supporting the gage house.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CCAFS-23 1989 JAX FLA
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 CCAFS-23

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        13927
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pier                         OPUS PID#: BBFL23
LATITUDE:   28° 25.0' N (  28.41592)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59369)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in concrete on the SW corner of Trident Pier,
3.37 m (11.1 ft) NE of the SW corner of the pier, 1.50 m (4.9 ft) south of the
center of a double bollard, and 0.75 m (2.5 ft) west of the west track of a
travelling crane.  Note - This mark is under a low roof shed and a short and
collapsable rod must be used to level to it.  Sometimes this mark is covered by
sand bags as it is a secure point on the pier.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  CH-71 1975 JAX-FLA
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 CH-71

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        13929
AGENCY:                  US Army Corps of Engineers (USE)      IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete wing wall                    OPUS PID#: BBFL22
LATITUDE:   28° 25.2' N (  28.41936)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59319)


The bench mark is a disk set in the concrete wingwall at the north end of
Trident Pier, 14.84 m (48.7 ft) west of the east end of the wingwall, 2.45 m
(8.0 ft) east of the center of a double bollard, and 0.60 m (2.0 ft) south of
the north side of the wingwall.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  L 190 1959
                         DESIGNATION:          L 190

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        15786
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:  AK5013
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Metal rod with base plate             OPUS PID#: AK5013
LATITUDE:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41550)          LONGITUDE:  80° 36.1' W ( -80.60178)


The bench mark is a disk set 2.68 m (8.79 ft) SE of the NE fence corner, and 14
m (46 ft) west of the center of a paved road.  The disk is attached to the top
of a 1/2 inch galvanized pipe driven 4.0 m (13 ft) into the ground, surrounded
by a 6 inch terra-cotta pipe 1 m (3 ft) long with a wooden cap attached.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1604 D 2003
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17340
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Retaining wall                        OPUS PID#: BBFL21
LATITUDE:   28° 25.3' N (  28.42089)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.5' W ( -80.59194)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete culvert wall on the south side of the
road leading to the Trident Pier, 43.55 m (142.8 ft) east of the intersection of
the north/south road leading to the pier, 10.65 m (34.9 ft) south of the
centerline of the road leading past the Trident pier, 4.30 m (14.1 ft) west of
the east end of the culvert wall, and 1 m (3 ft) above the ground.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  G2 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          G2

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        22227
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete culvert                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 25.2' N (  28.42031)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.4' W ( -80.59042)


The bench mark is a disc set on top of a concrete culvert at the Cape Canaveral
air force base, 45.19 m (148.3 ft) NE of a fire hydrant, 13 m (42.7 ft) south of
light pole T35, 8.17 m (26.8 ft) east of the centerline of hound dog circle, 6.8
m (22.3 ft) west of a fence line, 6.8 m (22.3 ft) west of a witness post.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  F2 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          F2

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        22228
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 25.2' N (  28.41922)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.4' W ( -80.59036)


The bench mark is a disc set on top of a concrete monument at the Cape Canaveral
air force base, 50.5 m (165.7 ft) east of the centerline of gate leading to
bunker number 2, 11.8 m (38.7 ft) SE of a light pole number LP2CKT8, 1.15 m (3.8
ft) west of a chain link fence, 1.15 m (3.8 ft) west of a witness post.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1604 E 2017
                         DESIGNATION:          872 1604 E

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                           VM#:        22229
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete culvert                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   28° 25.0' N (  28.41592)          LONGITUDE:  80° 35.5' W ( -80.59197)


The bench mark is a disc set on top of a concrete culvert located at the Cape
Canaveral air force base, 24.45 m (80.2 ft) west of an aluminum light pole,
14.95 m (49.0 ft) north of a chain link fence running east to west, 10.0 m (32.8
ft) south of the centerline of Trident pier access road.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      19 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           1/97-12/06, 9/07-8/11, 2/13-1/18
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8720030 FERNANDINA BEACH, AMELIA RIVER


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (09/26/2004)         =  2.408
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.196
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.089
     North American Vertical Datum              NAVD88 =  0.860
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.572
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.570
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.051
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/12/2009)         = -0.576

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     1604 B 1994                                 3.634    2.545
     1604 A 1994                                 3.816    2.727
     CH-70 1975 JAX-FLA                          3.918    2.829
     CCAFS-23 1989 JAX FLA                       4.192    3.103
     CH-71 1975 JAX-FLA                          3.933    2.844
     L 190 1959                                  4.785    3.696
     1604 D 2003                                 3.599    2.510
     G2 1980                                     3.812    2.723
     F2 1980                                     3.643    2.554
     1604 E 2017                                 4.416    3.327


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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


Foot Notes:

Benchmarks F2 1980 and G2 1980 are based on one differential leveling connection
and do not meet the quality standards for NOS.  Therefore, caution should be
used when deriving elevations for these marks.

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Station ID: 8721604                         PUBLICATION DATE:  09/19/2018
Name:       TRIDENT PIER, PORT CANAVERAL                      
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11478                           Latitude:   28° 24.9' N (  28.41583)
USGS Quad:  CAPE CANAVERAL                  Longitude:  80° 35.6' W ( -80.59306)


                             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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