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United States : Pennsylvania

4.0 miles (6.5 km) N of Waterford, Erie, PA, USA
Approx. altitude: 369 m (1210 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 100°E

Accuracy: 96 m (314 ft)
Quality:

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East (from 104 m South of the point) #3: View South (from 104 m South of the point) #4: View West (from 104 m South of the point) #5: My GPS receiver at my closest approach #6: My GPS receiver at my closest approach #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East, from 120m above the point #10: View South, from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point

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  42°N 80°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a swampy creek.  (This is also a view to the North, from 104m away)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

07-Aug-2022 -- I’m in the last few days of my northeastern US vacation, before I drop my rental car off at Philadelphia airport and fly back to California. I’m not driving back to Philadelphia directly, however; instead, I’m taking a circuitous route, to try to visit several more Degree Confluence Points. My plan for today was to visit three points on the 80 Degrees West line of longitude - starting with this point, just southeast of the city or Erie, Pennsylvania.

Because I wasn’t equipped to go wading in a swampy creek (“LeBoeuf Creek”), I knew that I wouldn’t be getting ‘all zeros’ on this visit. Instead, I decided to step into the swamp just enough to register a successful visit, but then fly my drone over the point, to get a view of the exact location. On foot, I got to 94m (+/- GPS error of 1.8m) from the point, but took my ground directional photos from the wooden bridge, about 104m South of the point.

I admire the dedication of Bill Brown, who waded to the exact point during his visit 10 years ago.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in a swampy creek. (This is also a view to the North, from 104m away)
#2: View East (from 104 m South of the point)
#3: View South (from 104 m South of the point)
#4: View West (from 104 m South of the point)
#5: My GPS receiver at my closest approach
#6: My GPS receiver at my closest approach
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East, from 120m above the point
#10: View South, from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
ALL: All pictures on one page