Archive: December 2011

NAD 83 National Readjustment Final Report

Meades Ranch

The Problem with NAD 27

The Erie Canal Maps

Then and Now!

then.pdf and now.pdf

The now is based on a survey recorded in US PB 3 pages 1-84 Collier County Florida Public Records.

Fundamentals of NSRS

What is a Benchmark?

Surveying In Christmas Island

Surveying for topographic mapping by the Army

Papers of the War Department

The Walton War and Ellicott’s Rock

Surveying for Robert E. Lee

Where Surveyors fought like Soldiers

Plat Book 8 Page 20

December 7th, 1941

Fantasy Island

Anderson v. Benedict

Caxambas Pass

From the Collier County Museum ( One of the oldest place names on the Gulf coast, it first appeared on a 1771 chart of Florida as Caxymbas Espanolas. Derived from the Arawak Indian word casimba or cacimba, meaning a hole dug along the shore to find drinking water.

Other interesting facts about Caxambas:
It is the highest point in Southwest Florida at 52 feet
Here are the ruins of the Pineapple Plantation house built in 1877

Photo Gallery of the History of Marco Island

The History of Marco Island

Historical Markers of Marco Island