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United States : Indiana

3.2 miles (5.1 km) S of Noblesville, Hamilton, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 246 m (807 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 94°E

Accuracy: 50 m (164 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view from the air - the confluence is in the lake below #3: View north from the site #4: panoramic collage from the eastern bank #5: paths shown on satellite map #6: sign showing future plans for the confluence #7: Larry's airplane -- a WWII open-cockpit trainer #8: Flight path

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  40°N 86°W (visit #3)  

#1: July 25 - looking west at the confluence

(visited by Warren Apel, Larry Jacobi, Archie Kerr and Tricia Apel)

05-Jul-2002 -- This confluence is quite close to Noblesville Regional Airport, so after an Independence Day picnic, my friends Archie and Larry took me for a couple of rides around the confluence site in their airplanes.

On the satellite photos, you can see the airplane flight path in blue lines -- the red lines were undertaken by foot. I managed to get some aerial photos of the site. I thought it was an important one to revisit for two reasons: it hasn't been visited in summer yet, and it's slated for development soon. The sign on the closest intersection says that it's "the future home" of a Marsh Supermarket.

After the flight, (on July 26, 2002) Tricia and I went back to visit the site on foot and photograph it from the ground. My first attempt got foiled by rain -- the confluence itself is in the middle of a lowlying area that floods during the summer rains. I got within 50 feet of the confluence, approaching it from the Eastern bank as storm clouds converged. I took several digital photos, and some APS print shots before the rain started coming down.

The next day, I visited the site again to get closer to the confluence. I approached from the Western bank of the lake, and got even closer.

I'll go back next summer, assuming the confluence will be in the middle of a supermarket parking lot!


 All pictures
#1: July 25 - looking west at the confluence
#2: view from the air - the confluence is in the lake below
#3: View north from the site
#4: panoramic collage from the eastern bank
#5: paths shown on satellite map
#6: sign showing future plans for the confluence
#7: Larry's airplane -- a WWII open-cockpit trainer
#8: Flight path
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