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First Post - Fredericton - OU0A31

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N 45° 57.571' W 66° 38.260' (WGS84)

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 Location: Canada
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 Date Hidden: 12 December 2015
 Date Created: 12 October 2016
 Last Modified: 01 November 2016
 Waypoint: OU0A31
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On June 21st 1967 at 2:30 EST. a simultaneous dedication in all Capital cities of Canada took place to honour the land surveyors of this country. The twelve Centennial monuments and plaques were unveiled to the public showing the important part the surveyor played in the exploration and mapping of our nation. Each capital city will have a brass cap which is a First Post in a unified system of precisely co-ordinated survey points. Some monuments have a document cache or a time capsule encased to be opened on our 200th birthday.

The first survey of land in Canada was made in 1625 on the St. Charles River near the City of Quebec and was made by the man recognized as Canada's first surveyor, Samuel de Champlain.

Early surveyors of New Brunswick were K.D.Brown, T.Menzies, T.H.Ramsey

The Transit was first made in 1831 by Philadelphian William Young. It was adapted from the Theodolite that was invented in 1720 by John Sisson of England.

To Log your find you will need the Log Password.  The Password is the Elevation above mean sea level (in feet) listed on the Centennial Survey Monument plaque.  It is a four digit number with a decimal point (xx.xx).

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First Post locations:

Ottawa

Whitehorse

Edmonton

Winnipeg

Fredericton

St John's

Charlottetown

Halifax

Quebec City

Toronto

Victoria

Regina

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3 14 October 2016 TermiteHunter Comment

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1 07 October 2016 Andronicus Found it

I stopped by here again, and very glad to see this First Post monument has been restored.  After taking pictures the wife and I went on a lovely walk around the Downtown area.  25°C temperature was great (if not a little too hot); crazy to think that when we get back to Calgary tonignt it will be below 0°C.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
First Post - Fredericton, Brass cap
First Post - Fredericton, Brass cap
First Post - Fredericton, Me
First Post - Fredericton, Me