Paw Paw Tunnel Survey Disk 1 00
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Red Starred
N 39° 33.553 W 078° 27.784
17S E 717951 N 4381910
Quick Description: This is a survey disk located a short distance inside the south entrance of Paw Paw Tunnel.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2012 3:59:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMETYQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 5

Long Description:
Over two dozen survey disks are located inside the Paw Paw Tunnel. They are about waist high along the walkway adjacent to the canal. The tunnel is 3,118-feet long and very dark. A flashlight or headlight is recommended, both for walking safety as well as viewing the survey disks.
This tunnel was constructed in 1848 as part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal that was intended from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. The tunnel was abandoned in 1924 and thereafter came under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and is now a significant structure along the C&O Canal Towpath.
The disk is marked with the following: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal; National Historic Park; Paw Paw Tunnel; Survey Station Mark; March 2002.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: 1 00

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Department of Interior - National Park Service

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: Allegany

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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davee-n-cachincarrie visited Paw Paw Tunnel Survey Disk 1 00 8/25/2012 davee-n-cachincarrie visited it