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

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IXTOC 1 oil well blowout in Bay of Campeche. Oil spill studied by RESEARCHER
Mexico, Bay of Campeche 1979
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IXTOC 1 oil well blowout from helicopter platform on RESEARCHER
Mexico, Bay of Campeche September 21, 1979
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Snarled anchor cable and current meter cables. Sometimes things go seriously wrong. Current studies in SE Alaska
Southeast Alaska 1910?
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Current pole on the PATTERSON.
Alaska 1913
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Price Current Meter used on the SURVEYOR.
Alaska 1922
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Ekman Current Meter used on the SURVEYOR.
Alaska 1922
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Albert J. "Hoskie" Hoskinson helping deploy bi-filar current meter. Current party of Ralph W. Woodworth, lower left. Current studies in Boston Harbor. Newspaper clipping from Boston Post, June 20, 1926
Massachusetts, Boston 1926
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Scaling the tapes from recording current meters. Working on the OCEANOGRAPHER.
North Carolina coast 1940
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Test designs for buoys for Roberts Radio Current Meters. Buoy designs by Elliott B. Roberts. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Simulated 10.8 knot current as buoy streamed from bow of test vessel. Buoy design for Roberts Radio Current Meter. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Simulated 6.4 knot current as buoy streamed from bow of test vessel. Buoy design for Roberts Radio Current Meter. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Components of Roberts Radio Current Meter. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Roberts Radio Current Meter ready to be deployed. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Streamlined buoy and Roberts Radio Current Meter ready for deployment. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Preparing a streamlined buoy for planting with Roberts Radio Current Meter. Inventor Elliott B. Roberts kneeling next to buoy. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Different configurations of Roberts Radio Current Meter. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Streamlined buoy with Roberts Radio Current Meter. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Oops!!! Buoy pulled under by strong currents under Golden Gate Bridge. In spite of the best laid plans, sometimes things go awry. Photo #1 of sequence
Golden Gate, San Francisco, California 1949
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There!!! That's better. This time the buoy is staying above water. Buoy in Golden Gate - Alcatraz Island in background. Photo #2 of sequence
Golden Gate, San Francisco, California 1949
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Roberts Radio Current Meter ready for deployment in Akutan Pass.
Alaska, Akutan Pass, Aleutian Islands 1950
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Streamlined buoy with Roberts Radio Current Meter. Ready for deployment in Akutan Pass
Alaska, Akutan Pass, Aleutian Islands 1950
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Streamlined buoy with Roberts Radio Current Meter. Deployed in Unalga Pass
Unalga Pass, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1950
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Full-crew effort to recover current meter buoy. Even the cook was involved. Off of WAINRIGHT. Photo #2 of sequence
Chesapeake Bay 1952
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Full-crew effort to launch current meter buoy. Off of WAINRIGHT. Photo #1 of sequence
Chesapeake Bay 1952
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Recovery of current buoy from approach to nearly on deck. Off of WAINRIGHT. Photo #3 of sequence
Chesapeake Bay 1952
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Current meter buoy being deployed from the EXPLORER
Alaska, Delarof Islands, Aleutian Islands 1952
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Current meter buoy being lowered to the rail. Off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island 1958
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Installing current meter at Cape Seniavin. Off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Cape Seniavin, Bristol Bay 1960
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Current meter at Cape Seniavin installed by PATHFINDER.
Alaska, Cape Seniavin, Bristol Bay 1960
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Emerson E. Jones checking the wire angle with a 3-arm protractor. Over-the-side operations on the MARMER
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
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Buoy in tow from the MARMER. Towing buoy to station location
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
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Current buoy in strong currents in Charleston Harbor. Station established by the MARMER
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
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C. William Hayes' first command. Just kidding - checking batteries and electronics package
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
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Deploying a current meter from the MARMER. Working off the MARMER
Tampa Bay, Florida 1963
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Gabby - the talking current buoy. Gabby getting a new face for a Norfolk, Virginia, open house. MARMER hosted open house for general public. Article appeared in Norfolk Ledger-Star on November 13, 1963
South Carolina, Charleston 1963
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Current buoys on deck on the FERREL for Maine project.
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
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Current buoy and meter being deployed in Penobscot Bay. Deployment off of FERREL
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
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Current buoy in water in Penobscot Bay. Deployment off of FERREL
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
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NOAA Launch 1255 with crane for handling current buoys and meters. Launch 1255 worked with FERREL in Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
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Current meter with trash catcher to keep impeller from being fouled. Deployed off of FERREL
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Bottom mounted current meter being deployed from FERREL. Project to determine path of brine plume from salt dome solution and pumping. Studies during formation of Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Gulf of Mexico 1978?
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Colonel E. Lester Jones and Honorable J. D. Craig. On EXPLORER on International Boundary Commission inspection tour. Colonel Jones was a founder of the American Legion
Southeast Alaska 1927
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Picking up pilot and radio operator from recon airplane off Oahu. Plane ran out of fuel and landed on water searching for Japanese fleet. Picked up by EXPLORER 3 days after Pearl Harbor
Hawaii December 10, 1941
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Route of 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion through Belgium and Germany. 17th FAOB was on the north shoulder of the Bulge. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Europe 1945
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Route of 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion through England and France. 17th FAOB landed one day after D-Day. Engaged at Falaise Gap in France, marched through Paris
Europe 1944
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Training maneuvers on the Dartmoors prior to D-Day. Personnel of the 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
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Meteorological observations on the Dartmoors. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
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Transit party training on the Dartmoors. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
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Lieutenant Fountain and Sergeant Newton on reconnaissance training. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
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Survey party entering Vire, France, shortly after D-Day. 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
France 1944

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