Monument 1 - Point Roberts, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 49° 00.120 W 123° 05.353
10U E 493474 N 5427681
Quick Description: A historic boundary marker between Canada and the United States.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2010 6:02:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM9JNG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 5

Long Description:
A plaque reads: "On June 15, 1846 Great Britain and the United States of America established the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada. This obelisk was made in Scotland and placed on the western point of the boundary in 1865 marking the longest undefended border in the world. The monument and park was restored by the Tsawawassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, the Point Roberts Senior Center and Whatcom County Parks and Recreation staff. The sign was placed here on June 15, 1996, marking 150 years of peaceful coexistence between our two nations."
Monumentation Type: Stone cairn

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Western most marker of the US/Canada


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Point Roberts

NGS PID: TR2598

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1861

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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