U.S. Coast Survey Base

U.S. Coast Survey Base (HM1IDI)

Location: Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 39.976', W 80° 9.389'

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In 1855, a U.S. coast Survey team, led by A.D. Bache, the superintendent of the Coast Survey, erected two base markers on Key Biscayne. One is located on what is now the golf course. This one was on land 300 ft. south of the lighthouse, but by 1883, it had disappeared into the sea as the shoreline eroded. In 1988, local professional land surveyors located this marker in 12 ft. of water. Then the U.S. Air Force 301st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron recovered it. The men of this time thus helped to preserve the remains of another generation's struggle for excellence in measuring and mapping the earth.
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HM NumberHM1IDI
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Placed BySponsored by the Dade County Chapter of the Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors in Cooperation with the Historical Association of Southern Florida
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Date Added Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 584656 N 2838995
Decimal Degrees25.66626667, -80.15648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 39.976', W 80° 9.389'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 39' 58.56" N, 80° 9' 23.34" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cape Florida Park Blvd, Key Biscayne FL 33149, US
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