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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Rodman holding rod steady for observations. Bench mark as seen from highway. Level party of Gilbert C. Mast
Glenn Highway, Alaska 1944
5001 thumbnail picture
Level unit traveling along Glenn Highway. Level party of Gilbert C. Mast
Glenn Highway, Alaska 1944
5002 thumbnail picture
Level observations along the Salmon River. Note rod just to right of umbrella. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5003 thumbnail picture
Fording river during the course of the day's leveling. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5004 thumbnail picture
A typical instrument position during Salmon River leveling. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5005 thumbnail picture
A typical rod position during Salmon River leveling. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5006 thumbnail picture
Instrument man signaling rodman to move to left. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5007 thumbnail picture
Bench mark setters transportation during Salmon River leveling. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Salmon River, Idaho 1945
5008 thumbnail picture
Leveling through the snow. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Oregon-Washington area, Columbia River Basin 1945
5009 thumbnail picture
Leveling through the snow. Level party of Ira Rubottom
Oregon-Washington area, Columbia River Basin 1945
5010 thumbnail picture
First order level observations in Brazil. Special training mission of Joseph Lushene
Brazil 1946
5011 thumbnail picture
Zeiss level instrument at the Instituto Geographico Militar. Special training mission of Joseph Lushene
Uruguay, Montevideo 1946
5012 thumbnail picture
Leveling upper mark with accuracy only to cms. Special training mission of Joseph Lushene
Brazil 1946
5013 thumbnail picture
Level party crossing bayous near Dugdemona River. Level party of R. C. Darling
Louisiana 1950
5014 thumbnail picture
Not the best bridge, but it will work. Level party crossing bayous near Dugdemona River. Level party of R. C. Darling
Louisiana 1950
5015 thumbnail picture
C. F. Ellingwood recording during leveling of White House. Level party of Howard Rappleye
Washington, D. C. 1950
5016 thumbnail picture
E. J. Parkin observing levels at White House, South Portico. Level party of Howard Rappleye
Washington, D. C. 1950
5017 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations on Anacapa Island. Carrying elevation from bench mark up vertical cliff. Note steel tape. Level party of Lorne G. Taylor
California, Anacapa Island 1951
5018 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations on Anacapa Island. Carrying elevation from bench mark up vertical cliff. Note steel tape and lighthouse in background. Level party of Lorne G. Taylor
California, Anacapa Island 1951
5019 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations at the White House. Level party of Howard Rappleye
Washington, D. C. 1952
5020 thumbnail picture
Teaching Liberians precise leveling techniques. Party of George Morris
Liberia, Africa 1953
5021 thumbnail picture
Mechanized level crew moving up. Level party of Emerson E. Jones
1955
5022 thumbnail picture
Rodman in the Louisiana mud.
5023 thumbnail picture
Ferdinand Hassler directing movement of the Great Theodolite on Fire Island. Angle measurements at the end points of the Fire Island Base Line. Probably sketched by Assistant John Farley
Fire Island, New York 1836
5024 thumbnail picture
Packing to the top - Bill Scaife leading the way up. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife. Upper Cook Inlet to Fairbanks
Interior Alaska 1923
5025 thumbnail picture
Packing to the top - sheer fortitude kept him going. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife. Upper Cook Inlet to Fairbanks
Interior Alaska 1924
5026 thumbnail picture
On Northwestern Glacier. Off of WILDCAT. Combined operations party of Paul A. Smith
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1927
5027 thumbnail picture
Climbing to a station. Off of WILDCAT. Combined operations party of Paul A. Smith
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5028 thumbnail picture
Climbing to a station - the level of difficulty has increased. Off of WILDCAT. Combined operations party of Paul A. Smith
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1928
5029 thumbnail picture
Back packing party preparing to leave the ship. On their way to shore in a skiff. Photo sheet No. 1 of sequence
Southeast Alaska 1928
5030 thumbnail picture
Underway and resting enroute. Off of EXPLORER. Photo sheet No. 2 of sequence
Southeast Alaska 1928
5031 thumbnail picture
Stopping for lunch and a rest enroute. Off of EXPLORER. Photo sheet No. 3 of sequence
Southeast Alaska 1928
5032 thumbnail picture
At the top. Off of EXPLORER. Photo sheet No. 4 of sequence
Southeast Alaska 1928
5033 thumbnail picture
Survey crew going to Station Rail. Off of WESTDAHL
White Pass area, Southeast Alaska 1936
5034 thumbnail picture
Mountain climbing (stumbling?) in the White Pass area. Off of WESTDAHL
White Pass area, Southeast Alaska 1936
5035 thumbnail picture
William Musseter setting steel bars to facilitate climbing for observing party. Reconnaissance party of William Musseter
Utah, Monitor Mesa 1936
5036 thumbnail picture
Station Emery near Muddy River. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson
Near Emery, Utah 1938
5037 thumbnail picture
Carrying lumber up rift in cliffs at east end of Amlia Island. Note boat at beach - shore party shows as barely visible specks at top of photo . Party off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
5038 thumbnail picture
Shoran navigation gear being brought ashore at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5039 thumbnail picture
Shoran navigation gear being brought ashore at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5040 thumbnail picture
Rest stop while climbing to station at Ragged Point.
1953
5041 thumbnail picture
Hauling Shoran gear up Cape Mountain.
Alaska, Cape Mountain, Cape Prince of Wales 1951
5042 thumbnail picture
Transporting survey gear on snowsled with tramway. Party of Lorne G. Taylor
Mount Rose, Nevada 1951
5043 thumbnail picture
Hauling gear on a whale bone sled.
Alaska, Bering Sea 1954
5044 thumbnail picture
Hauling gear on a whale bone sled. Party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Bering Sea 1954
5045 thumbnail picture
At the end of truck travel on the Olympic Peninsula. Reconnaissance party of John A. Webb
Olympic Peninsula, Washington 1954
5046 thumbnail picture
In climbing Gallatin Peak the horses took some bad rolls. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Gallatin Peak, Montana 1922
5047 thumbnail picture
Traveling in style in the Big Bend. Triangulation party of Wilbur M. Porter
Texas, East of El Paso 1935
5048 thumbnail picture
"Mut is down". Enroute to Scotch Cap Lighthouse. First horses in the Aleutians. Party off of DISCOVERER
Seal Cape, Unimak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1937
5049 thumbnail picture
Landing feed for the horses at Middle Point. South coast of Unimak Island. Party off of DISCOVERER
Middle Point, Unimak Island, Alaska 1937

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