Superseded Bench Mark Sheet for 9755371, San Juan, La Puntilla, San Juan Bay PR

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


To reach the tidal bench marks from the San Juan International Airport, proceed
west on Highway 26 for 9 miles (14 km) until it merges with Highway 1, turn left
onto Highway 1 (Avenida Fernandez Juncos) and continue to its end at the
waterfront, turn right and proceed along the waterfront for 0.5 mile     (0.8
km) past the cruise ship terminal to the U.S. Customs Service building, turn
left and continue for 0.3 mile (0.5 km) to the U.S. Coast Guard station main
gate.  The bench marks are on the U.S. Coast Guard compound.  Two bench marks
(NO 13 1962 and NO 14 1962) are at the Puerto Rico Dry Dock and Maritime Company
(former U.S. Navy Base) at Santuree, about 3 miles (5 km) east of the U.S. Coast
Guard compound.  The tide gage and staff are on the southern tip of the U.S.
Coast Guard compound.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 A 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1386
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  TV1513
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Sea Wall


The bench mark is set flush in the top of the concrete sea wall at the SW corner
of the U.S. Coast Guard compound, 67.0 feet (20.4 m) south of a steel flag pole,
20.1 feet (6.1 m) NW of the north corner of the NOS tide house, 3.1 feet (0.9 m)
NE of the SW face of the sea wall, and 0.8 foot (0.2 m) above the ground.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 13 1962

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1387
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Platform


The bench mark is set in the NE corner of a 24 x 95 x 3-foot (7 x 29 x 1 m)
concrete platform attached to an abandoned power plant building at the Puerto
Rico Dry Dock and Maritime Company, 105.5 feet (32.2 m) west of the east face of
the tender pier, 1.3 feet (0.4 m) west of the NE corner of the platform, and 3
feet (1 m) above the ground.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 14 1962

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1388
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Slab


The bench mark is set in a 8.5-foot (2.6 m) wide concrete slab at the NW end of
Pier #1 at the Puerto Rico Dry Dock and Maritime Company, 81.5 feet    (24.8 m)
south of the SE corner of former Building #251, 45 feet (14 m) west of the east
face of the pier, 25 feet (8 m) west of the centerline of the pier, and 9.4 feet
(2.9 m) east of the NE corner of a 9 x 20-foot (3 x 6 m) concrete latrine at the
pier.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  SJH 21 1968

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1389
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AA7648
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Pad


The bench mark is set flush in the top of a concrete pad around a steel flag
pole at the SW corner of the U.S. Coast Guard compound, 20.6 feet (6.3 m) NE of
the concrete boat landing steps, 14.5 feet (4.4 m) east of a concrete sea wall,
and 3 feet (1 m) east of the flag pole.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 B 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1390
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AA7649
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Slab


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete slab at the SE corner of the U.S.
Coast Guard compound, 73.0 feet (22.3 m) NW of the concrete sea wall of    Berth
#3, 27.5 feet (8.4 m) SE of the SE corner of a paint shed, and 2.0 feet   (0.6
m) NW of the NW corner of a transformer shelter.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 C 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1391
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Slab


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete slab at the NE corner of the U.S.
Coast Guard compound near Berth #1, 102.8 feet (31.3 m) east of the NE corner of
a concrete ammunition building, 39.3 feet (12.0 m) NE of the NE corner of a
concrete retaining wall for diesel storage tanks, 38.6 feet   (11.8 m) west of
the concrete sea wall of Berth #1, and 1.5 feet (0.5 m) south of a concrete wall
and chain link fence.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 D 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1392
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is set flush in an old concrete step at the main entrance to the
U.S. Coast Guard administration building, 52.8 feet (16.1 m) south of the SW
corner of the concrete ammunition building, 40.0 feet (12.2 m) north of the SE
corner of the administration building, 8.0 feet (2.4 m) SE of the center of a
doorway, and 0.2 foot (0.1 m) above parking lot level.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 E 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1393
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AA7650
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Footing


The bench mark is set flush in the top of a 3-foot (1 m) diameter concrete
footing for the NE leg of a microwave tower, 69.6 feet (21.2 m) east of a 1-foot
(0.3 m) square concrete power pole, 50.8 feet (15.5 m) west of the NW corner of
the U.S. Coast Guard administration building, 5.8 feet (1.8 m) south of the
north concrete wall and chain link fence, 5.0 feet (1.5 m) west of a fire
hydrant, and 0.9 foot (0.3 m) above parking lot level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 F 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1394
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Footing


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete footing for a flag pole in the main
parking lot of the U.S. Coast Guard compound, 99.2 feet (30.2 m) south of the SE
corner of building #13 (Exchange), 91.4 feet (27.9 m) WSW of the SW corner of
building #3 (Electronic Shop), 5.8 feet (1.8 m) west of the flag pole, and 1.4
feet (0.4 m) above ground level.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 G 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1395
AGENCY:                                                            PID:         
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Walkway


The bench mark is set flush in a concrete walkway at the bottom steps of the
north entrance to building #15 (Quarters), 69.6 feet (21.2 m) west of a stone
wall, 60.4 feet (18.4 m) SSW of the SE corner of building #14 (Commis- sary
Store Room), and 47.3 feet (14.4 m) south of building #43 (Fire Station).

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 H 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1396
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AA7651
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is set flush in the concrete step in the SW corner of building
#19 (Engineering Store Room), 25.5 feet (7.8 m) east of the NE corner of
building #15 (Laundry), and 34.9 feet (10.6 m) NW of the SW corner of building
#14.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  5371 J 1977

MONUMENTATION:           Survey Disk                               VM#:     1397
AGENCY:                                                            PID#:  AA7652
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Step


The bench mark is set flush in the lower concrete step at the east entrance to
building #36 (Health Services), 88.3 feet (26.9 m) south of the west entrance
gate, 48.4 feet (14.8 m) SSE of the entrance to the U.S. Coast Guard recruiting
office, and 32 feet (10 m) west of the centerline of the road.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  6 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      10 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           1978-1987
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1960-1978
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8724580 KEY WEST


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in FEET:

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (11/03/1982)         =   2.64
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =   1.60
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =   1.33
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =   0.77
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =   0.21
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =   0.00
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (12/20/1968)         =  -0.90



Bench Mark Elevation Information                In FEET above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     5371 A 1977                                 5.32      3.99
     NO 13 1962                                 11.19      9.86
     NO 14 1962                                  8.33      7.00
     SJH 21 1968                                 5.75      4.42
     5371 B 1977                                 5.62      4.29
     5371 C 1977                                 5.41      4.08
     5371 D 1977                                 6.67      5.34
     5371 E 1977                                 7.47      6.14
     5371 F 1977                                 7.71      6.38
     5371 G 1977                                 5.94      4.61
     5371 H 1977                                 6.02      4.69
     5371 J 1977                                 5.89      4.56


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  7 of  7

                                                   PUBLICATION DATE:  09/06/1989
Station ID: 9755371                                SUPERCEDED DATE:   04/21/2003
Name:       SAN JUAN, LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN BAY               
            PUERTO RICO
NOAA Chart: 25670                                  Latitude:         18° 27.7' N
USGS Quad:  SAN JUAN                               Longitude:        66°  7.0' W


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National
Tidal Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be
confused with any other fixed island datum.

This tide station location has a defined island datum (PRVD02).  Island datums
are specific fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationship to local MSL
and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed.

The PRVD02 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have PRVD02 elevations.
The PRVD02 elevation relationship shown in the table is derived from an average
of several bench mark elevations relative to tide station datum.  As a result of
this averaging, PRVD02 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from PRVD02 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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