Regarding the highest point in Delaware

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The following is a verbatim copy of a letter answering my question of the tallest point in Delaware and how that relates to the 73 tower site.

de Bob WA3EWK

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This letter caused some lively debate for members of the Highpointers Club.


November 26, 1990

Dear Mr. Averitt:

Your letter was forwarded to me by Mr. Sam Merino, New Castle County 
Planning.  To answer your questions in order:

1) Yes, there is a monument across from the transmission tower on Ebright
	road.  It is called the EBRIGHT AZIMUTH.  It is a National
	Geodetic Survey horizontal control Station (latitude/longitude).

2) No, Ebright Azimuth is not the highest point in Delaware.  It is the
	highest monumented spot in Delaware.  In 1985, with the help
	of the NGS surveyor, I established an elevation on it.  The
	elevation of the EBRIGHT AZIMUTH is 447.849 ft above mean sea
	level.

3) The true natural highest point in Delaware is about 300 yards west of
	the EBRIGHT AZIMUTH in a mobile home park.  The elevation in 
	front of the first trailer in that park is 450.949 ft above
	mean sea level.

If you have any question or if I can be of further assistance to you,
please do not hesitate to call me at 451-8262.

William S. Schenck
Coordinator, Cartographic Information Center
State of Delaware
Delaware Geological Survey
University of Delaware