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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


To reach bench marks from the King Cove Airport, proceed south on the only road
that leads to town 9.8 km (6.1 mi). Turn left immediately after crossing a
concrete bridge that spans the entrance to King Cove Lagoon to enter the City
Crane loading area. The gauge is located on the east side of the gravel yard.
The benchmarks are in the general vicinity.    


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9881 D 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17939
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge abutment                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.06064)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32689)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in a concrete bridge abutment, 84.70 m
(277.9 ft) SE of bench mark 945 9881 E, 15.49 m (50.8 ft) NNE of the last wooden
post of the guardrail on the Southside of the paved road, 5.90 m (19.4 ft) ESE
of the centerline of the paved road, and 2.19 m (7.2 ft) NW of the SE edge of
the abutment.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 11 1964
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 TIDAL 11

MONUMENTATION:           Cap-and-Bolt                          VM#:        17931
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.06081)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.0' W (-162.31733)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the 1.27 m x 1.22 m (4.2 ft x 4.0 ft)
concrete pad that is the base for stairway supports at the north end of the
Peter Pan Cannery laundry and old machinists bunkhouse a white two-story
corrugated metal t-shaped building, 30.04 m (98.6 ft) SW of the south entrance
door knob to the "Windy View" bunkhouse a two-story gray wooden building, 12.07
m (39.6 ft) WSW of the NW corner of the 3.00 m x 3.00 m (9.8 ft x 9.8 ft)
one-story concession stand "Diwa Plaza", 7.74 m (25.4 m) south of the SE corner
of a 2.10 m x 4.20 m x 1.00 m (6.9 ft x 13.8 ft x 3.3 ft) grey with white metal
containment box, 5.44 m (17.8 ft) east of the NW corner of the laundry building,
5.35 m (17.6 ft) WSW of the NE base of the stairway leading to the second story
of the laundry building, 0.80 m (2.6 ft) from the north edge of the pad, 0.49 m
(1.6 ft) from the north end of the building, and 0.16 m (0.5 ft) from the east
edge of the pad.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 10 1964
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 TIDAL 10

MONUMENTATION:           Cap-and-Bolt                          VM#:        17932
AGENCY:                  US Coast and Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                              IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.05994)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.0' W (-162.31669)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the 4.24 m x 3.03 m (13.9 ft x 9.9 ft)
concrete pad of the front door entrance to a small white wooden house with blue
trim on the waterfront, 17.74 m (58.2 ft) SSW of the south corner of the door on
the south side of the bunkhouse for "VIP Units 3 & 4", 14.41 m (47.3 ft) north
of the wooden lamp post on the south side of the gravel waterfront trail that
parallels the beach, 9.62 m (31.6 ft) north of the south end of the broken
concrete walkway leading to the gravel trail, 9.46 m (31.0 ft) SSE of the NE
corner of the neighboring house to the west, and 1.27 m (4.2 ft) east from the
southern corner of the main door on the west side of the neighboring house.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  Terra Surveys KCH-1 1998
                         DESIGNATION:          KCH-1 1998

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        17933
AGENCY:                  US Corp of Army Engineers (USACE)     IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop                          OPUS PID#: BBBD25
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.05936)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.4' W (-162.32367)


The bench mark is a disk set in the center of a 1.0 m (3.3 ft) diameter rock,
172.00 m (564.3 ft) east of bench mark 9881 C 2005, 54.01 m (177.2 ft) west of
the USCG red #2 channel marker at the enternce to the small boat harbor, 6.49 m
(21.3 ft) south of the apparent high water mark on the north side of the rock
breakwater, and 6.00 m (19.7 ft) north of the apparent high water mark on the
south side of the rock breakwater.  



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  981 A 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17934
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge abutment                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.4' N (  55.05614)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.5' W (-162.32475)


The bench mark is set flush in the concrete bridge abutment, 73.90 m (242.4 ft)
ESE from a lamp post on the north side of the road (at the beginning) leading to
the city dock near the harbormaster's office, 10.36 m (34.0 ft) SW of a lamp
post on the north side of the road, 4.51 m (14.8 ft) WNW from the east end of
the southernmost guard rail post, 3.90 m (12.8 ft) SSW of the centerline of the
road, and 0.63 m (2.1 ft) NNE of the south end of the bridge abutment.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9881 B 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17935
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.4' N (  55.05736)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.8' W (-162.32922)


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete pad attached to a grey metal
warehouse, 37.48 m (123.0 ft) SE from the SE corner of the grey doublewide
trailer with blue trim that is a bar, 17.68 m (58.0 ft) SW of the NW corner of a
green utility box, 11.20 m (36.7 ft) SW from the centerline of a gravel road,
5.65 m (18.5 ft) west of the NE corner of the concrete pad, 4.82 m (15.8 ft)
west of the north side of the metal garage door on the eastside of a grey metal
warehouse, and 0.50 m (1.6 ft) ESE of the NE corner of the warehouse.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  FIRE 1995
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 FIRE

MONUMENTATION:           Cap-and-Bolt                          VM#:        17936
AGENCY:                  Unknown                               IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.5' N (  55.05814)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.8' W (-162.32936)


The bench mark is a disk set in a 1.74 m x 1.83 m (5.7 ft x 6.0 ft) concrete pad
for a fire hydrant along a gravel road, 16.92 m (55.5 ft) east of a wooden lamp
post on the west side of the road, 4.30 m (14.1 ft) east of the centerline of
the gravel road, 2.34 m (7.7 ft) SSE of the south end of a steel guardrail on
the eastside of the gravel road, 1.40 m (4.6 ft) SSE of the northernmost of two
orange steel bollards 0.11 m (0.4 ft) diameter x 1.30 m (4.3 ft) high, 0.62 m
(2.0 ft) east of the southernmost orange steel bollard, and 0.52 m (1.7 ft) WSW
of the fire hydrant. 

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TERRA SURVEYS KCH-2 1998
                         DESIGNATION:          KCH-2 1998

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        17937
AGENCY:                  US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)     IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.06000)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.7' W (-162.32783)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete pad 42.14 m (138.3 ft) SSE of the NE
corner of a beige city shop building, 10.58 m (34.7 m) north of a lamp post near
the NW corner of a wooden pier, 9.50 m (31.2 ft) ESE of the centerline of a
paved road, 6.79 m (22.3 ft) NW of the NW corner of the wooden pier, 1.24 m (4.1
ft) NE of the SW most of four orange steel I-beams set in the concrete pad, 0.63
m (2.1 ft) ESE of the NW most I-beam, and 0.54 m (1.8 ft) NW of a fire hydrant.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9881 C 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 C

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17938
AGENCY:                                                        IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.6' N (  55.05989)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32611)


The bench mark is set in the SE corner of the 1.82 m x 2.44 m (6.0 ft x 8.0 ft)
concrete pad of the tide house, 12.90 m (42.3 ft) NE from the easternmost
emergency ladder, 6.03 m (19.8 ft) south of the easternmost wooden lamp post at
the western beginning of the rock breakwater, 4.46 m (14.6 ft) NNE of the
easternmost 0.32 m (1.0 ft) diameter x 1.00 m (3.3 ft) high yellow steel
bollard, 1.04 m (3.4 ft) west of the top of the east edge of a sheet pile dock,
and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) SE from the SE corner of the tide house.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9881 E 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17940
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bridge abutment                       OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06117)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32606)


The bench mark is set in a concrete bridge abutment on the NW corner of a
bridge, 24.82 m (81.4 ft) SW of the last wooden post of the guardrail on the
north side of the paved road, 5.50 m (18.0 ft) NW of the centerline of the paved
road, and 2.22 m (7.3 ft) ENE of the NW edge of the abutment.  



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9881 F 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9881 F

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        17941
AGENCY:                                                        IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06158)          LONGITUDE: 162° 19.2' W (-162.31958)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NE corner of a new pad located on the fuel
tank farm of the Peter Pan Cannery compound, 19.20 m (63.0 ft) SSE of the
centerline of the paved road, 18.32 m (60.1 ft) NW of a red fire hydrant in the
fenced compound, 10.05m (33.0 ft) WNW of a sewer manhole cover, 7.12 m (23.4 ft)
NW of the north rail of the metal stairway on the eastside of the fuel tank
farm, 2.48 m (8.1 ft) south of the 0.20 m (0.7 ft) diameter metal chain link
fence post of the west gate of the entrance of the compound, 2.10 m (6.9 ft) SE
of the 0.30 m (1.0 ft) diameter wooden light pole at the NE corner of the tank
farm, and 1.53 m (5.0 ft) south of the NE corner of the pad.

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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           May 2006 - April 2011
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9459450 SAND POINT, POPOF ISLAND


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (01/30/2007)         =  3.340
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  2.082
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.875
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  1.140
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  1.125
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.404
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/13/2008)         = -1.124

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     9881 D 2005                                 5.664    3.789
     NO 11 1964                                  5.449    3.574
     NO 10 1964                                  4.910    3.035
     Terra Surveys KCH-1 1998                    2.938    1.063
     981 A 2005                                  5.351    3.476
     9881 B 2005                                 4.830    2.955
     FIRE 1995                                   3.808    1.933
     TERRA SURVEYS KCH-2 1998                    3.878    2.003
     9881 C 2005                                 4.266    2.391
     9881 E 2005                                 5.674    3.799
     9881 F 2005                                 5.561    3.686


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Station ID: 9459881                         PUBLICATION DATE:  11/21/2011
Name:       KING COVE, DEER PASSAGE, PACIFIC OCEAN            
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16549                           Latitude:   55°  3.7' N (  55.06170)
USGS Quad:  COLD BAY (A-1)                  Longitude: 162° 19.6' W (-162.32700)


                             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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