Boundary Monument 5B
N 49° 00.125 W 122° 45.417
10U E 517776 N 5427715
Quick Description: First post east of southbound lanes.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/20/2005 10:48:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member South Surrey Scavengers
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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.
1/1/1936 by IBC (MONUMENTED)

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, 20 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE SOUTH BOUND LANES OF THE HIGHWAY, 80 FEET WEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH, THE POINT LEVELED TO WAS THE TOP OF THE POINT ON A 5 FOOT CONCRETE BOUNDARY MARKER, INSCRIBED UNITED STATES ON THE SOUTH SIDE, INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY ON THE WEST SIDE, TREATY 1925 ON THE EAST SIDE, AND CANADA ON THE NORTH SIDE, THE MONUMENT IS SET IN A CONCRETE BASE BEARING THE INSCRIPTION 5B, ALL LETTERS ARE CAST INTO THE CONCRETE. ALIAS NAME = INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MONUMENT 5B.
1/1/1979 by IBC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1979 (CJG) STATION SEARCHED FOR AND RECOVERED.
Unique Designation: TR0624

Marker Type: Concrete/Metal Post

Condition: Good

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