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10+00 - AW0603 - Galveston Seawall - OU0A5B

 NGS Disk set in the Galveston Seawall

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 29° 15.906' W 94° 49.713' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 14 January 2017
 Date Created: 14 January 2017
 Last Modified: 14 January 2017
 Waypoint: OU0A5B

 


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NOTE: This listing is an example of a benchmark cache type, in this case it in an example of a benchmark listed in the NGS database. Although it is currently listed as a virtual, it will eventually be converted to the new benchmark type when that is rolled out, or it will be archived and relisted. The final format may change in accordance to the listing requirements once those have been decided. you are welcome to find this virtual cache all the same, while it is still active.

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User Description:
This Benchmark disk is located ong the Galveston Seawall in Galveston TX. Public parking is available all along the seawall.

The disk is loacted west of 63rd street, and close the driveway to the Comfort Inn Hotel. Find the mark by walking along the seawall sidewalk, not the beach. The mark is located on the top of the seawall which is just slightly above the level of the sidewalk

Disk Image:

 

Location Image (this image is looking south-east; the "63" lifeguard tower is aligned with the end of 63rd steet):

 

Agency US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS
Designation 10+00
PID / Unique Number
AW0603
Marker type SURVEY DISK
Condition Good
Setting SET IN A MASSIVE STRUCTURE
Stamping 10 + 00
Mark Logo US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS WAR DEPT
STABILITY PROBABLY HOLD POSITION/ELEVATION WELL
Reference Objects None Listed
History Date Condition Report By
1988 GOOD USPSQD
1988 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 GOOD USPSQD
1989 POOR USPSQD
20020719 GOOD USPSQD
20040402 GOOD USPSQD
20050502 GOOD USPSQD
20051209 GOOD USPSQD
20131014 SEE DESCRIPTION GEOCAC
Station Description DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973  IN GALVESTON. AT GALVESTON, ABOUT 0.2 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG SEAWALL BOULEVARD FROM'THE JUNCTION OF 61ST STREET, 45 YARDS NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE JUNCTION OF A DRIVEWAY NORTHWEST TO GALVESTON MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE, 66 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF A CONCRETE STAIRWAY LEADING DOWN TO THE BEACH, 52 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, IN THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE SEAWALL, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE BOULEVARD.
Recovery Notes of Interest

STATION RECOVERY (2004) AW0603 RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 2004 (RLR) GALVESTON MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE DRIVE IS NO LONGER THERE, LOCATION CHANGE NOW HAS THE VICTORIAN MUNICIPAL CONDO AT THIS SITE.

STATION RECOVERY (2013) AW0603 RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2013 (JSE) THE MARK IS USABLE BUT HAS SOME SCARRING.

Web Link https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=AW0603
Building Address N/A

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