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

5350 thumbnail picture
MAYFLOWER mariner demonstrating use of cross-staff. At Plymouth State Park, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plymouth, Massachusetts 1989
5351 thumbnail picture
Octant with simple artificial horizon in the form of a pendulum
5352 thumbnail picture
Plath sextant
1890?
5353 thumbnail picture
Captain Nemo taking a star sight from the deck of the NAUTILUS
5354 thumbnail picture
An octant
5355 thumbnail picture
Taking a sun sight. Navigating on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Atlantic Ocean 1985
5356 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton taking a sun sight. Navigating on the LYDONIA
United States East Coast 1929
5357 thumbnail picture
George L. Anderson taking a sun sight. Navigating on the EXPLORER
Alaska, Bering Sea August 1952
5358 thumbnail picture
Joe Partington taking a morning sun sight. Robert Munson recording
North Pacific 1953
5359 thumbnail picture
Flash and sound ranging survey as practiced by Charles Wilkes. Shoot cannon - see flash - measure time till hear sound - determine distance
South Pacific atoll 1839
5360 thumbnail picture
Freddie Jeffries taking a sun sight. Navigating on the SURVEYOR
Pacific Ocean 1967
5361 thumbnail picture
Signal built on tree at Station WADE. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
Gulf Coast 1915
5362 thumbnail picture
Signal at Isle Chandeleur. Party off of BACHE
Isle Chandeleur, Mississippi 1922
5363 thumbnail picture
Completed 100-foot signal. Note man at top. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER
1924
5364 thumbnail picture
Station Mud - built in 12 feet of water and no telling how much mud. Party off of Launch ELSIE III
Florida, Lake Okeechobee 1924
5365 thumbnail picture
Building a 100-foot tall hydrographic signal
5366 thumbnail picture
A completed hydrographic signal. Multiple colors for identification from offshore. Signal for OCEANOGRAPHER operations
Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States 1935?
5367 thumbnail picture
Building a large hydrographic signal. Multiple colors for identification from offshore. Party off of OCEANOGRAPHER
Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States 1935?
5368 thumbnail picture
On top of Station PERP. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Kruzof Island, Southeast 1928
5369 thumbnail picture
Large hydrographic signal. Photograph in 1931 Hydrographic Manual
5370 thumbnail picture
Building a tri-pod type signal. Photograph in 1931 Hydrographic Manual
5371 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic signal as seen from sea
5372 thumbnail picture
A pole signal at Station Clarence Astro. Party off of EXPLORER
Seward Peninsula, Alaska 1950
5373 thumbnail picture
Tripod signal on south coast of American Samoa. Built by party off of SURVEYOR
American Samoa 1971
5374 thumbnail picture
Station Pic at west end of Picara Point. Building party off of WHITING
Picara Point, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5375 thumbnail picture
Station Pic at west end of Picara Point. Building party off of WHITING
Picara Point, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5376 thumbnail picture
Building signal at Station Out. Building party off of WHITING
Outer Brass Island, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5377 thumbnail picture
The way to Station Can. Building party off of WHITING
U.S. Virgin Islands, Congo Cay 1975
5378 thumbnail picture
Signal and navigation trisponder at Station Can. Installation by party off of WHITING
U.S. Virgin Islands, Congo Cay 1975
5379 thumbnail picture
Signal and navigation trisponder at Station Can. Installation by party off of WHITING
U.S. Virgin Islands, Congo Cay 1975
5380 thumbnail picture
Station Hans at south end of Hans Lollik Island. Building party off of WHITING. Note century plants and desert aspect of island
U.S. Virgin Islands, Hans Lollik Island 1975
5381 thumbnail picture
Triangular hydro signal. Building party off of PATHFINDER
Hawaii 1970
5382 thumbnail picture
Hydro signal being built for calibration of Raydist system. Building party off of NOAA Launch 1257. Glenn Hendrix kneeling, Steve Lloyd standing
Florida, Cape San Blas 1977
5383 thumbnail picture
Signal building party off of PEIRCE
September, 1972
5384 thumbnail picture
Large tripod signal being built. Building party off of PEIRCE
September, 1972
5385 thumbnail picture
Signal building party in Southeast Alaska. Party off of PATHFINDER
Southeast Alaska 1971
5386 thumbnail picture
Signal in Prince William Sound
Prince William Sound area
5387 thumbnail picture
Signal in Prince William Sound
Prince William Sound area
5388 thumbnail picture
Signal in Penobscot Bay. Signal built by party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5389 thumbnail picture
Dismantling the signal at Station Out, Thatch Cay. Cleaning up at the end of a project. Lt.(j.g.) Mike Kuhl cutting wire securing signal
Thatch Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5390 thumbnail picture
Flags on bell and whistle buoys. Using harbor buoys for signals for survey work off the BACHE. Black flags showed up best
Southeast Coast of United States 1915
5391 thumbnail picture
Planting a survey signal buoy. Off LYDONIA or NATOMA
United States East Coast 1929?
5392 thumbnail picture
Constructing a floating buoy signal. Buoy in place. For use by East Coast wiredrag party
United States East Coast 1917
5393 thumbnail picture
Signal off the Delaware coast. Planted by RANGER
Delaware coast 1929
5394 thumbnail picture
A floating signal. Photograph in 1931 Hydrographic Manual
5395 thumbnail picture
Floating signal off the Delaware coast. Party off of RANGER
Delaware coast 1929
5396 thumbnail picture
Tautwire measuring machine. By trailing wire astern and counting revolutions, one can determine distances. Used to measure distance between floating hydrographic signals
New York Bight area 1939
5397 thumbnail picture
White-washed hydrographic signals in Taku Inlet area. Who says engineers can't be artistic? Signal made by crew off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Alaska 1936
5398 thumbnail picture
ORCA signal in Taku Inlet. Told tourists in area that signals were native hieroglyphics. Signal made by crew off of WESTDAHL
Taku Inlet area, Alaska 1936
5399 thumbnail picture
White-washing hydrographic signals in Alaska.
1930?

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