Port of Baltimore Masonville Marine Terminal Berth 4

J. A. Rice, Inc. has provided a bathymetric survey of part of the Masonville Marine Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland.

Survey Limits

The limits of the survey consisted of approximately 24.5 acres of the existing Vessel Berth 4 and the Patapsco River.

Survey Control

Horizontal control was to NAD 83-91 and vertical control was referenced to the NAVD 88.

Bathymetric Survey

The survey was conducted using J.A. Rice, Inc.’s 16 foot Carolina Skiff, a Trimble R8 GNSS receiver, and Hydrolite-TM single beam system. Additionally, J.A. Rice, Inc. checked the site control used by the dredging contractor to confirm the datum being used.


The bathymetric survey was delivered as a MicroStation CADD drawing prepared to Maryland State Highway Administration standards with 1 foot contours.