Boundary Monument 5
N 49° 00.125 W 122° 45.354
10U E 517853 N 5427716
Quick Description: It's very near the road.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/20/2005 3:45:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Z3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member South Surrey Scavengers
Views: 41

Long Description:
Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1936 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1936 (DFC) THIS MONUMENT IS AN ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE OBELISK SET IN A PLAIN CONCRETE BASE. THE SURFACE OF THE OBELISK OR SHAFT IS FINISHED IN LIGHT - COLORED GRANULAR QUARTZ AGGREGATE, WASHED FREE OF CEMENT SO THAT THE COLOR AND TEXTURE OF THE COARSE GRANULAR AGGREGATE SHOWS CLEAN. THE SHAFT IS 6 FEET 6 INCHES IN LENGTH AND PROJECTS 5 TO 5-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE. IT IS 14 INCHES SQUARE AT THE BASE AND TAPERS TO A CROSS - SECTION OF 8 INCHES SQUARE AT THE TOP, AND IS CAPPED BY A PYRAMID 4 INCHES IN HEIGHT. IT IS REINFORCED WITH FOUR 1/2 - INCH STEEL RODS EXTENDING THROUGHOUT ITS LENGTH. THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT IS 3 FEET 4 INCHES SQUARE. THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BASE SLOPES AWAY FROM THE SHAFT UNIFORMLY ON EACH SIDE 4 INCHES TO THE FOOT. THE BASE PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE SURROUNDING GROUND SURFACE AND EXTENDS DOWN TO A FIRM FOUNDATION NOT LESS THAN 3 FEET 6 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE UNLESS SOLID ROCK FORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED AT A LESSER DEPTH. THE BASE IS CONSTRUCTED OF 1--2--4 CONCRETE. THE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE SHAFT OF THE MONUMENT ARE CAST IN BLACK AGGREGATE FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE. THEY READ VERTICALLY UPWARD AND ARE AS FOLLOWS--ON THE SIDE FACING THE HIGHWAY---INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY---, ON THE SIDE AWAY FROM THE HIGHWAY---TREATY OF 1925---, ON THE NORTH SIDE---CANADA---, ON THE SOUTH SIDE---UNITED STATES---. THE NUMBER OF THE MONUMENT IS ENGRAVED IN THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BASE.
1/1/1973 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 IN BLAINE. AT BLAINE, ABOUT 300 YARDS NORTH OF THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND IMIGRATION INSPECTION STATION, 21 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE NORTH BOUND LANES OF THE HIGHWAY, 122 FEET EAST AND ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM THE PEACE ARCH, THE POINT LEVELED TO WAS THE TOP OF THE POINT OF A 5 FOOT CONCRETE BOUNDARY MARKER, INSCRIBED UNITED STATES ON THE SOUTH SIDE, INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY ON THE WEST SIDE, CANADA ON THE NORTH SIDE, TREATY 1925 ON THE EAST SIDE, THE MONUMENT IS SET IN A CONCRETE BASE BEARING THE INSCRIPTION 5D, ALL LETTERS ARE CAST INTO THE CONCRETE. ALIAS NAME= INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MONUMENT 5D.
1/1/1976 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1976 (CJG) STATION SEARCHED FOR AND RECOVERED.
1/1/1977 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1977 (CJG) MONUMENT PLUMBED AND NEW CAP AND CONCRETE FOOTING POURED TO STABLIZE THE BASE.
1/1/1979 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1979 (CJG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
1/1/1990 by GSC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY GEODETIC SURVEY OF CANADA 1990 MKR TYPE V SETTING CODE 04 LOC ON THE CANADA-US BOUNDARY 1.3 M E OF THE E EDGE OF THE N BOUND LANES OF HWY 99. FROM HWY 99 HEAD S TO 8TH AVE. AT 8TH AVE HEAD E TO 172ND STREET, TURN S (RIGHT) AND FOLLOW 172 STREET UNTIL IT ENDS AT 0 AVE. AT 0 AVE TURN W (RIGHT) AND FOLLOW TO 169 STREET. FOLLOW 169 STREET N TO BEND WHERE PARK HEADQUARTERS ARE LOC. PARK AT THE PARK HEAD- QUARTERS PARKING LOT. WALK W ACROSS THE PARK TO HWY 99. MKD BY A PEBBLE FINISH PRE-CAST CONE OBELISK, 1.4 M HIGH SET ON A 1 M SQUARE CONC BASE.
Unique Designation: BOUNDARY MON 5 D CD US

Marker Type: Concrete/Metal Post

Condition: Good

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