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

5300 thumbnail picture
Almon Vincent tuning the antenna circuit on sono-radio-buoy. RAR work on the GUIDE
1936
5301 thumbnail picture
Railroad car couplers used to anchor RAR hydrophone. On the OCEANOGRAPHER
1939
5302 thumbnail picture
Vincent type sono-radio-buoy being deployed from the GUIDE. RAR operations on north coast of Unimak Island
North coast of Unimak Island, Aleutian Islands 1939
5303 thumbnail picture
Sono-radio-buoy developed by Almon Vincent for RAR work. Buoy deployed from the GUIDE
1936
5304 thumbnail picture
Sono-radio-buoy deployed in the Aleutians for RAR work. Buoy deployed from the PIONEER
Islands of the Four Mountains, Aleutian Islands 1940
5305 thumbnail picture
Inspecting the electronics package of a sono-radio-buoy. RAR work on the OCEANOGRAPHER
North Carolina coast 1940
5306 thumbnail picture
Holding RAR bomb. In 1944 issue of the magazine "The Military Engineer"
5307 thumbnail picture
RAR bomb being exploded astern of EXPLORER. In vicinity of Islands of the Four Mountains
Islands of the Four Mountains, Aleutian Islands 1940
5308 thumbnail picture
RAR bomb being exploded astern of GUIDE. North shore of Unimak Island
Unimak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1940
5309 thumbnail picture
"Gee" or Shoran hyperbolic navigation lattice over France. Allies installed electronic navigation systems to guide bombers. Adapted to hydrographic survey needs at end of war
France, Eastern 1944
5310 thumbnail picture
Front page of first report detailing tests of Shoran by C&GS. Clarence Burmister spearheaded efforts to adapt Shoran to survey use. Tests run in vicinity of Attu Island
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5311 thumbnail picture
Shoran was high frequency line-of-sight system
1945
5312 thumbnail picture
Shipboard Shoran antenna from below. On EXPLORER
1945
5313 thumbnail picture
Shipboard Shoran antenna as viewed from bow. On EXPLORER
1945
5314 thumbnail picture
Shore station Shoran antenna being raised. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 1 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5315 thumbnail picture
Shore station Shoran antenna being raised. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 2 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5316 thumbnail picture
Range-range navigation lattice generated by Attu-Semichi stations. First purely electronic navigation lattice used by C&GS. Electronic navigation lattice developed by party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5317 thumbnail picture
Closeup of Shoran antenna mounted on radar antenna. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Mt. Agamenticus, Maine 1946
5318 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna installed on radar tower. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Mt. Agamenticus, Maine 1946
5319 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna installed on radar tower. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Maine, Cape Elizabeth 1946
5320 thumbnail picture
Plotting range-range Shoran position with Odessey protractor. On LYDONIA
Gulf of Maine 1946
5321 thumbnail picture
A conceptual Shoran station layout. Circular lines of position with Shoran in range-range mode
Alaska, Buldir Island, Aleutian Islands 1944
5322 thumbnail picture
Mast and antenna system for Shoran installation. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 3 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5323 thumbnail picture
Mast and antenna system for Shoran installation. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 4 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5324 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna at Cape Wrangell. Party off of SURVEYOR
AlaskaCape Wrangell, Attu Island, Aleutian Is. 1946
5325 thumbnail picture
Shoran station in Liberia. Combined operations party of George Morris. Shoran used to control airplane conducting photogrammetric operations
Liberia 1953
5326 thumbnail picture
Shoran station being unloaded through surf at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 1 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5327 thumbnail picture
Hauling Shoran gear up the cliff at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 2 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5328 thumbnail picture
Hauling Shoran gear up the cliff at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 3 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5329 thumbnail picture
Shoran equipped launch in the Beaufort Sea. Launch operating with the Arctic Field Party
Near Tigvariak Island, Beaufort Sea, Alaska 1950
5330 thumbnail picture
Inshore sextant fix hydrography as out of line-of-sight of Shoran. Launch off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands 1949
5331 thumbnail picture
Shoran station Stem. Installed by party off of EXPLORER
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
5332 thumbnail picture
Shoran installation at Port Clarence.
5333 thumbnail picture
Diagram of range-range navigation geometry. Hydrographic Manual
5334 thumbnail picture
Erecting EPI (Electronic Position Indicator) antenna. EPI was a medium frequency system that was useable out to 200 miles. Invented within the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Nunivak Island, Bering Sea, Alaska 1951
5335 thumbnail picture
EPI antenna mast used in Bering Sea operations.
1951
5336 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson monitoring EPI receiver on HYDROGRAPHER. Field testing of EPI - first medium frequency survey navigation system. Invented within the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Gulf of Mexico August, 1948
5337 thumbnail picture
First field testing of Raydist on the SOSBEE. Medium frequency survey navigation system
Tampa Bay area, Florida 1954
5338 thumbnail picture
Raydist watch on the HYDROGRAPHER. Hydrographic surveying operations
Gulf of Mexico 1958
5339 thumbnail picture
Electronic survey equipment on HYDROGRAPHER. Field testing of electronic survey equipment
Gulf of Mexico 1959
5340 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Base plate with tower and cable - tower assembled from 10-foot aluminum sections . Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #1 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5341 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Preparing the gin pole - basically a large lever arm. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #2 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5342 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Ready to erect tower. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #3 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5343 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Lifted a little. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #4 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5344 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. About half-way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #5 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5345 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Most of the way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #6 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5346 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Tower in position and ready to transmit. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #7 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5347 thumbnail picture
Erecting a 100-foot Raydist tower with a 30-foot gin pole. Party off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1970
5348 thumbnail picture
NOAA helicopter supporting Raydist tower installation. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound area, Alaska 1977
5349 thumbnail picture
Electronics for loading Raydist tower.

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