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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of Highway 116 and Highway
304, proceed south on Highway 304 for about 3 km (2 mi) to its end at the
village of La Parguera.  Turn east and continue for 0.8 km (0.5 mi) to a boat
dock.  From the boat dock take a small boat to Magueyes Island.  The bench marks
are on the University of Puerto Rico campus, Institute of Marine Biology.  The
tide gage and staff are on an L-shaped pier on the west side of the island.


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


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TIDAL BM NO 1 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 TIDAL 1
                         ALIAS:                 

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                               VM#:     1398
AGENCY:                  University of Puerto Rico                 PID#:  DO1326
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Rock outcrop


The primary bench mark is a disk set flush in an 0.21 m x 0.21 m (0.7 ft x 0.7
ft) concrete block atop a 1 m (2 ft) high rock outcropping, 22.56 m (74.0 ft)
SSW of the SE corner of the main laboratory building, 17.04 m (55.9 ft) north of
the NE corner of Building No. 47-3-634, 13.87 m (44.5 ft) south of the SW corner
of the laboratory building, and 10.06 m (33.0 ft) east of the east edge of a
sidewalk along the shore.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TIDAL BM NO 2 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 TIDAL 2

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                               VM#:     1399
AGENCY:                  University of Puerto Rico                 PID#:  DO1327
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument


The bench mark is a disk set in a 0.21 m x 0.21 m (0.7 ft x 0.7 ft) concrete
block between the main laboratory building and the new laboratory building,
23.77 m (78.0 ft) south of the main power and telephone pole, 8.47 m (27.8 ft)
east of the SE corner of the new laboratory building, 4.42 m (14.5 ft) SW of the
SW corner of the main laboratory building, and 0.24 m (0.8 ft) above ground
level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  TIDAL BM NO 3 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 TIDAL 3

MONUMENTATION:           Survey disk                               VM#:     1400
AGENCY:                  University of Puerto Rico                 PID#:  DO1567
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument


The bench mark is a disk set in a 0.21 m x 0.21 m (0.7 ft x 0.7 ft) concrete
block, 38.70 m (127.0 ft) SSE of the SE corner of Building No. 47-3-7-557
(Physical Oceanography Office), 37.49 m (123.0 ft) south of the south corner of
Building No. 47-3-7-805, 3.51 m (11.5 ft) NE of the center of a 0.61 m (2.0 ft)
diameter triple trunk tree, on side of hill behind maintenance building, and
0.30 m (1.0 ft) north of a 0.06 m (0.2 ft) inch diameter tree.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 B 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:     1403
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)               PID#:  DO1325
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bedrock


The bench mark is a disk set in bedrock NE of the L-shaped pier, on a small hill
next to sidewalk, 22.22 m (72.9 ft) SW of the power cable building, 11.22 m
(36.8 ft) NE of the NW corner of the air compressor building, 13.20 m (43.3 ft)
NNW of the NW corner of the National Science Foundation Building, and 2.44 m
(8.0 ft) above the pier walkway level.

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 D 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:     1404
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)               PID#:  DO1330
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bedrock


The bench mark is a disk set in bedrock along a pathway on the west side of the
island, 24.05 m (78.9 ft) south of the SW corner of the woodworking shop, 11.67
m (38.3 ft) north of the NW corner of Building No. 47-3-7-612, and 1.83 m (6.0
ft) east of the center of the path next to shore.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 E 1980
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 E

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:     1405
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)               PID#:  DO1565
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bedrock


The bench mark is a disk set in bedrock along a pathway on the west side of the
island, 19.96 m (65.5 ft) SSE of the south side of Building No. 47-3-7-612, and
1.83 m (6.0 ft) east of the center of the path next to shore.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 F 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 F

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:     1406
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)               PID#:  DO1566
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing


The bench mark is a disk set in the south side of a 0.61 m x 0.61 m (2.0 ft x
2.0 ft) concrete light pole footing, 11.28 m (37.0 ft) east of the east edge of
the sidewalk running along the shore, 9.60 m (31.5 ft) SE of the NW corner of a
pumphouse, 15.85 m (52.0 ft) west of the NW corner of the maintenance building,
and 1.52 m (5.0 ft) north of the north face of the oil tank building.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 G 1982
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 G

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:     1407
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)               PID#:  DO1564
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Bedrock


The bench mark is a disk set in bedrock at the north end of the maintenance
building, 9.81 m (32.2 ft) south of the SE corner of Building No. 47-3-7-557
(Physical Oceanography Office), 3.99 m (13.1 ft) NE of the NW corner of the
maintenance building, and 2.35 m (7.7 ft) north of the NE corner of the
maintenance building.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9110 H 1998
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 H

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:    13930
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID#:  DO1324
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete steps


The bench mark is a disk set in the SW corner of the concrete steps leading to
the main building (No. 47-3-7-660) of the Institute of Marine Biology on the
north side of the island, 28.8 m (94.5 ft) south of the SE corner of the boat
taxi operator's building, 20.4 m (66.9 ft) NNE of the NE corner of a grey
colored power transformer box, and 13.1 m (43.0 ft) west of the NW corner of the
main building.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


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


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  975 9110 J 2000
                         DESIGNATION:          975 9110 J

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                        VM#:    16043
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)              PID#:  DO1328
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Sidewalk


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the concrete walkway leading to the door
of the carpenter shop, building 47-3-7-659, 19.36 m (63.5 ft) SW of the SE
corner of the boat shed, 15.59 m (51.2 ft) west of the NE corner of the
carpenter building, 0.50 m (1.6 ft) south of the edge of the walkway, and 0.15 m
(0.5 ft) above the ground.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      19 Years
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1983 - December 2001
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:   


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

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (09/22/1998)         =  0.690
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.204
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.201
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.102
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.101
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.003
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (06/11/1968)         = -0.268



Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     TIDAL BM NO 1 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV            3.664    3.463
     TIDAL BM NO 2 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV            6.959    6.758
     TIDAL BM NO 3 CAMA UPR 1955 ELEV           10.246   10.045
     9110 B 1980                                 3.183    2.982
     9110 D 1980                                 0.671    0.470
     9110 E 1980                                 0.937    0.736
     9110 F 1982                                 1.746    1.545
     9110 G 1982                                 3.244    3.042
     9110 H 1998                                 3.019    2.818
     975 9110 J 2000                             1.424    1.223


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 9759110                                PUBLICATION DATE:  04/21/2003
Name:       MAGUEYES ISLAND, CARIBBEAN SEA                    
            PR
NOAA Chart: 25671                                  Latitude:         17° 58.3' N
USGS Quad:  PARGUERA                               Longitude:        67°  2.8' 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 any other fixed island datum.

This tide station location has a defined island datum (PRVD02).  Island datums
are specific fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationship 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 PRVD02 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have PRVD02 elevations.
The PRVD02 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, PRVD02 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from PRVD02 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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