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

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Building the tower at Station Hunter. Photo #1 of sequence. Triangulation party of Kenneth Crosby
1935
5351 thumbnail picture
Tower at Loma Prieta, Santa Cruz Mountains, covered with ice. Triangulation party of Lorne G. Taylor
Loma Prieta, California 1951
5352 thumbnail picture
Tower built with native timber.
Alaska 1955?
5353 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower built on oil rig south of New Orleans.
Gulf of Mexico 1955
5354 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Whitsett destroyed by wind. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Texas, Deaf Smith County 1921
5355 thumbnail picture
A rough ride down. Drove his head right into the ground. Photo #1 of sequence
5356 thumbnail picture
Ah, we're O.K. Just kidding! Photo #2 of sequence
5357 thumbnail picture
A tower with a bad day. Anchor boards pulled out
5358 thumbnail picture
Another tower with a bad day. Standing at the top (or what was the top)
5359 thumbnail picture
A 90-foot tower wrecked by a storm. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Near Chariton, Iowa Summer, 1928
5360 thumbnail picture
Looking through the twisted steel of a 90-foot tower wrecked by a storm. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Near Chariton, Iowa Summer, 1928
5361 thumbnail picture
Tower blown down during September 1933 hurricane. Triangulation party of Roland D. Horne
Pamlico Sound, North Carolina September, 1933
5362 thumbnail picture
Station Post on a good day. Triangulation party of Kenneth G. Crosby. Triangulation party of Kenneth G. Crosby
Hyde county, North Carolina 1935
5363 thumbnail picture
Station Post emulating the "Leaning Tower of Pisa". Leg settled badly in vicinity of ditch. Tower was rebuilt with one leg placed in center of road
Hyde County, North Carolina 1935
5364 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower failure at Station Flatlick due to tornado. Triangulation party of E. L. Jones
Kentucky, Christian County 1953
5365 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower failure at Station Flatlick due to tornado. Triangulation party of E. L. Jones
Kentucky, Christian County 1953
5366 thumbnail picture
Ferdinand Hassler's camp at the west end of the Great Fire Island Base Line.
Fire Island, New York 1834
5367 thumbnail picture
George Davidson camp near the San Lorenzo River.
Santa Cruz County, California 1884
5368 thumbnail picture
Breaking camp on Uncompahgre Peak - over 14,000 feet elevation. During the 39th Parallel Survey. Triangulation party of William Eimbeck
Uncompahgre Peak, Hinsdale County, Colorado 1895
5369 thumbnail picture
George Davidson observation cabin at San Luis Obispo, California. Believe that Davidson is seated on left
San Luis Obispo County, California 1871?
5370 thumbnail picture
The "Medico" at the camp at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5371 thumbnail picture
Another view of the camp at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5372 thumbnail picture
Camp on trout stream near Tyonek.
West side of Cook Inlet, Alaska 1910?
5373 thumbnail picture
Camp scene at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5374 thumbnail picture
Cooking breakfast at a camp on the Olympic Peninsula. Believe the chef is Harry A. Seran. Triangulation party of Harry A. Seran
Olympic Peninsula, Washington 1914
5375 thumbnail picture
Camp on the Bulwark between Upper Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. Triangulation party of R. P. Strough
Alaska, East of Portage, Cook Inlet 1914
5376 thumbnail picture
Time for a haircut - Carey V. Hodgson reading paper and getting a trim. Astro party of Carey V. Hodgson
Somewhere along the Columbia Highway, Oregon 1916
5377 thumbnail picture
Camping in the shade in the desert. Earthquake studies in Southern California. Leveling and triangulation party of F. W. Hough
Victorville, California 1924
5378 thumbnail picture
Government Land Office survey camp in South Dakota.
South Dakota 1924
5379 thumbnail picture
Campground at San Bernardino. Earthquake studies in Southern California. Leveling and triangulation party of F. W. Hough
San Bernardino, California 1924
5380 thumbnail picture
The lightkeeper's camp at Station American. Earthquake studies in Southern California. Leveling and triangulation party of F. W. Hough
Near Yuma, Arizona 1924
5381 thumbnail picture
Camp at Station Beazer - things are getting cold.
Western United States 1925
5382 thumbnail picture
Camp at Station Wall South Base with tent blown down by high wind. Astro party of E. J. Brown
Pennington County, South Dakota 1925
5383 thumbnail picture
Camp for level crew at 12,000-foot level on Mount Whitney. Level party of John H. Brittain
Mount Whitney, California 1928
5384 thumbnail picture
Camp on Necker Island in Mid-Pacific. Island was station for World Longitude Campaign. Astro party of E. J. Brown
Necker Island, Hawaiian Archipelago October 1926
5385 thumbnail picture
Camp on eastern Lisianski Island. Island was station for World Longitude Campaign. Nesting place for albatross and other marine bird species. Astro party of E. J. Brown
Lisianski Island, Hawaiian Archipelago October 1926
5386 thumbnail picture
A snaky-looking camp in Central Luzon. Campsite during triangulation of Central Luzon. Triangulation party of Elliott B. Roberts
Luzon, Philippine Islands 1927
5387 thumbnail picture
Camp at Station Sturgeon Point at onset of winter. Astro party of Ralph Pfau
New York, Erie County December 1929
5388 thumbnail picture
Camp at Dexter, Missouri. Triangulation party of Paul A. Smith
Missouri, Dexter 1931
5389 thumbnail picture
Party in camp at Jack's Camp - Tehachapi Mountains, California. Earth movements party of Ector B. Latham
Techachapi Mountains, California 1932
5390 thumbnail picture
Camp of a double observing party. Triangulation party of H. C. Warwick
Fort Recovery, Ohio 1932
5391 thumbnail picture
Camp at Ruidoso, New Mexico. Level party of Ernst Stohsner
Ruidoso, New Mexico December 1932
5392 thumbnail picture
Charles Whitten as a young field engineer flipping a flapjack. Astro party of Charles Whitten. He is commemorated by the Whitten Medal of the American Geophysical Union
Nevada, White Rock Desert 1935
5393 thumbnail picture
"Soup's on!" - family dinner in the field. Maurice A. Hecht on the right. Triangulation party of Maurice A. Hecht
Tennessee 1934
5394 thumbnail picture
Camp at Rough Rock. Level party of Ernst Stohsner
Rough Rock, Arizona 1935
5395 thumbnail picture
Indulging in a little "Mountain Dew". L to R - Hodges, Toadvine, Bryant, Ramsey
North Carolina, Bryson City 1935?
5396 thumbnail picture
Hoisting fresh meat to keep off the blowflies. Party off the DISCOVERER
Unimak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1937
5397 thumbnail picture
Truck and trailer of the gravity party. The advent of trailers spelled the end of the great tent camps in the Lower 48. Gravity party of Carl I. Aslakson
1937
5398 thumbnail picture
Base camp at Mount Como. The beginning of horse travel. Triangulation party of J. C. Sammons
Mount Como, Douglas County, Nevada 1940
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Base camp at Mount Como. The end of truck travel. Triangulation party of J. C. Sammons
Mount Como, Douglas County, Nevada 1940

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