BG3914 Pensacola Lighthouse Center -- Pensacola FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 30° 20.767 W 087° 18.485
16R E 470389 N 3357179
Quick Description: The 1858 Pensacola Lighthouse on board NAS Pensacola is an NGS benchmark
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2015 1:26:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMND2Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
The Pensacola Lighthouse is an intersection station benchmark designated by the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1934.

It is very near thr US Naval Aviation Museum.

When coming on board NAS Pensacola, explain that you are coming to see the lighthouse, present a photo ID, and you will be allowed on board.

From the NGS datasheet:

"BG3914 DESIGNATION - PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE CENTER
BG3914 PID - BG3914
BG3914 STATE/COUNTY- FL/ESCAMBIA
BG3914 USGS QUAD - FORT BARRANCAS (1994)
BG3914
BG3914 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL
BG3914 ___________________________________________________________________
BG3914* NAD 83(1990)- 30 20 46.04547(N) 087 18 29.10942(W) ADJUSTED
BG3914* NAVD 88 - 58. (meters) 190. (feet) SCALED
BG3914 ___________________________________________________________________
BG3914
BG3914_MARKER: 13 = LIGHTHOUSE
BG3914_MAGNETIC: N = NO MAGNETIC MATERIAL
BG3914
BG3914 HISTORY - Date Condition Recov. By
BG3914 HISTORY - 1934 FIRST OBSERVED CGS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1940 GOOD CGS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1978 GOOD NGS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1980 GOOD NOS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1981 GOOD NOS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1982 GOOD NOS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1984 GOOD NOS
BG3914 HISTORY - 1990 POOR USPSQD
BG3914 HISTORY - 19960413 GOOD USPSQD
BG3914
BG3914 STATION DESCRIPTION
BG3914
BG3914''DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (GLA)
BG3914''SEE STATION PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE ECC
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1940)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (GCM)
BG3914''STATION IS ABOUT 6 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLA, ABOUT
BG3914''2 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF THE U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION, ON THE
BG3914''NORTH SHORE OF PENSACOLA BAY, DUE NORTH OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE
BG3914''BAY, ON A HILL ABOUT 20 FEET ABOVE WATER.
BG3914''ON NORTH
BG3914''SIDE OF WEST END OF BAY. CONICAL BRICK TOWER, LOWER THIRD
BG3914''WHITE, UPPER TWO-THIRDS BLACK. LIGHT 171 FEET ABOVE
BG3914''GROUND. REBUILT 1858.
BG3914''
BG3914''THE CENTER OF LIGHT WAS CONNECTED BY DISTANCE AND DIRECTION
BG3914''TO PENSACOLA L.H. ECC. THE POSITION OF LIGHT IS NOT LISTED
BG3914''ON THE LIST OF GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONS BUT COMPUTED FOR USE BY
BG3914''THIS PARTY.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1978)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 (RST)
BG3914''STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
BG3914''
BG3914''AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN
BG3914''6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLA.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1980)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1980 (RHH)
BG3914''THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1981)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1981 (RHH)
BG3914''THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1982)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1982 (RHH)
BG3914''THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1984)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1984 (WVH)
BG3914''THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AT THIS DATE.
BG3914''
BG3914''RECOVERED BY R. DECROIX.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1990)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (CGH)
BG3914''MARK RECOVERED IN POOR CONDITION.
BG3914
BG3914 STATION RECOVERY (1996)
BG3914
BG3914''RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996
BG3914''RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Lighthouse

County: Escambia

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Fort Barrancas

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: BG3914

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): 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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