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

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Food cache between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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On the trail of the observing party. After a fall storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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Camping between two fires without bedding. These guys were tough. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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Meat for dinner - sometimes the surveyors had to hunt their own food. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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Station Clear before the storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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Lightkeeper's camp at Station Clear after the storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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The two views of Station Clear. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
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The lightkeeper's camp at Station Chulitna. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1924
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Camp on the side of Mount Cote. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Southeast Alaska 1929
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Camp in the trees. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Southeast Alaska 1929
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The building party camp at Crowley. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Crowley April 11, 1934
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Office trailer and camp at Alexandria. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Alexandria May 4, 1934
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Camp at Alexandria - observing arc between Eunice and Rustun, Louisiana. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Alexandria April-May, 1934
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The bridal suite - the Tryon's home for the first year of marriage. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Jonesboro May 1934
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Walter J. Bilby's trailer at Crowley. Trailer camps began replacing the great tent camps in the mid-1930's. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Crowley April 1934
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Ray Tryon on the front porch of his first married home. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Louisiana, Jonesboro Mid-May, 1934
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Taking the train to nowhere. Taking a day off in Coffeyville Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Kansas, Coffeeville Early June 1934
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Cleaning up after a tornado hit the camp in Columbus. Carl Aslakson later wrote that this cleared his inventory of long-lost items. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Nebraska, Columbus Summer 1934
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Another tornado - this one in South Dakota. Carl Aslakson later wrote that this cleared his inventory of long-lost items. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
South Dakota Summer 1934
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Having a little cheer on a day off in Willmar. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Willmar August 1934
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Camp at the end of the line - Carl Aslakson ran a tight ship. Triangulation from Louisiana to the Canadian border in 1934. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Baudette September 1, 1934
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Camp at the end of the line - Carl Aslakson ran a tight ship. Triangulation from Louisiana to the Canadian border in 1934. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Baudette September 1, 1934
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The camp at Alva. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Oklahoma, Alva Mid-December 1934
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Still a lot of tents but more and more trailers. The camp at Benjamin Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Texas, Benjamin May 1935
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An all trailer camp - date and time unidentified. The days of the tent camps in the Lower 48 were over.
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Comparison between tent camps and trailer camps. An overnight innovation - trailers became the only way to go in 1935. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
April 1934 to May 1935
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Shorty and Novak at rest waiting for night observations. Camp on Gulf of Mexico
1954
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Camp on the Porcupine River
1955
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Camp on the Porcupine River
1955
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Astro camp at Pop Lake, Alaska
1955
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Camp at Wide Bay, Alaska
1955
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Taking a shower - Alaska style
1955
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Bear bait - sometimes this was the best that could be done for a camp
1955
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Birdseye view of an orderly campsite
1955
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Bob Pryce - the well-dressed field man
1955
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Camping in the mountains
1955
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Camping in the bush
1955
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Waiting for dinner at the end of a long day
1955
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Camp in the thickets
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Camp at Bettles, Alaska. Just above the Arctic Circle
Alaska Central, Bettles 1955
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Camp at Bettles, Alaska. Just above the Arctic Circle
Alaska Central, Bettles 1955
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Camp haircut at Pop Lake
Alaska 1955
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Beach erosion studies. As property values increased, beach erosion studies became important. Raymond Stanton Patton, Director of C&GS 1929-1938, was a pioneer in this field
Atlantic coast 1930
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Beach erosion studies. As property values increased, beach erosion studies became important. Raymond Stanton Patton, Director of C&GS 1929-1938, was a pioneer in this field
Atlantic coast 1930
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Tsunami inundating Hilo, Hawaii. Note man on pier. This disaster provided impetus for C&GS to establish tsunami warning system
Hilo, Hawaii April 1946
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Tsunami warning station established at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Many warning stations established at permanent tide station installations
1949
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Time lines for tsunami paths from various epicenters to Hawaii.
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Earthquake uplift at McLeod Harbor, Montague Island. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. 31 feet of uplift necessitated resurveys of many areas. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska, Montague Island 1964
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Current buoys with lights, radar reflectors, and F.M. transceivers. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. Current surveys conducted with hydrographic surveys. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska 1964
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Landslide scar at Hanning Bay. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. Earthquake triggered landslide in Hanning Bay. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska, Montague Island, Hanning Bay 1964

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