How to reach:
To reach the tidal bench marks from the post office in Southport, proceed west one block, then turn right and proceed north on Howe Street for 2.4 km (1.5 mi), then turn right and proceed north on State Road 87 for 5.0 km (3.1 mi), then turn right onto Brunswick Road to the entrance of Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point and proceed 5.3 km (3.3 mi) past the main gate, then turn right onto Sunny Point Road and continue for 0.8 km (0.5 mi), then turn left on Center Wharf Road. The tide gage and staff were located on a dock south of Center Wharf (Wharf No. 2) and the railroad tracks. The bench marks are along the railroad tracks and Center Wharf Road.