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Bench Mark Sheet for 8723439, BILLYS POINT, ELLIOTT KEY FL

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723439                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY                        
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11462                           Latitude:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)
USGS Quad:  ELLIOTT KEY                     Longitude:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


To reach the tidal bench marks by boat from Elliott Key Harbor, proceed 5 km (3
statute mi) SW to an abandoned wooden dock located 1.21 km (0.75 mi) SSE of
Billys Point.  The bench marks are located along an east-west trail and in the
vicinity of the abandoned wooden dock.  The tide gage and staff were located off
the south side of the wooden dock.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 1 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3439 TIDAL 1

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5851
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Outcropping coral                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in outcropping coral, 29 m (95 ft)
inshore from the east end of the abandoned wooden dock, 17 m (55 ft) south of
bench mark NO 4 1974, 9 m (30 ft) SSW of bench mark NO 2 1974, 9 m (28 ft) south
of an east-west trail, and 0.76 m (2.5 ft) south of a witness post.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 2 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3439 TIDAL 2

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5852
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Outcropping coral                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in outcropping coral, 30 m (99 ft) east of
the east end of the dock, 18.99 m (62.3 ft) east of bench mark NO 5 1974, 12 m
(38 ft) SSE of bench mark NO 4 1974, 9.17 m (30.1 ft) NNE of bench mark NO 1
1974, and 1.13 m (3.7 ft) SW of a witness post.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723439                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY                        
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11462                           Latitude:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)
USGS Quad:  ELLIOTT KEY                     Longitude:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 3 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3439 TIDAL 3

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5853
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Outcropping coral                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in outcropping coral, in the center of the
east-west trail, 52 m (171 ft) east of the east end of the dock, 22.13 m (72.6
ft) west of bench mark NO 2 1974, and 0.70 m (2.3 ft) SSW of a witness post.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 4 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3439 TIDAL 4

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5854
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Outcropping coral                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in outcropping coral, 27 m (90 ft) inshore
from the dock, 16 m (54 ft) WNW of bench mark NO 1 1974, 11 m (37 ft) NW of
bench mark NO 2 1974, 8 m (27 ft) north of the east-west trail, and 1.07 m (3.5
ft) west of a witness post.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723439                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY                        
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11462                           Latitude:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)
USGS Quad:  ELLIOTT KEY                     Longitude:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 5 1974
                         DESIGNATION:          872 3439 TIDAL 5

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         5855
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Outcropping coral                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)          LONGITUDE:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in outcropping coral, in the center of the
east-west trail, 18.81 m (61.7 ft) west of bench mark NO 2 1974, 11.13 m (36.5
ft) east of the east end of the dock, and 2.44 m (8.0 ft) NNW of a witness post.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8723439                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY                        
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11462                           Latitude:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)
USGS Quad:  ELLIOTT KEY                     Longitude:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 MONTH
     TIME PERIOD:           July 1974 - July 1974
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8723350 RAGGED KEY #3


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

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.500
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.475
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.253
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.242
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.031
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     NO 1 1974                                   0.874    0.399
     NO 2 1974                                   0.871    0.396
     NO 3 1974                                   1.283    0.808
     NO 4 1974                                   0.637    0.162
     NO 5 1974                                   0.682    0.207


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Station ID: 8723439                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/13/2003
Name:       BILLY'S POINT, ELLIOTT KEY                        
            FL
NOAA Chart: 11462                           Latitude:   25° 24.9' N (  25.41500)
USGS Quad:  ELLIOTT KEY                     Longitude:  80° 12.6' W ( -80.21000)


                             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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