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

5500 thumbnail picture
Hydrotrac navigation system antenna in lower Cook Inlet. Party off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska May 1971
5501 thumbnail picture
ARGO shipboard electronics package. On PEIRCE
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
5502 thumbnail picture
Plotting Raydist readings with Odessey protractor. Note circular arcs on boat sheet denoting range-range navigation. Launch party off of PIONEER
Kwajalein Island, Kwajalein Lagoon 1960
5503 thumbnail picture
Raydist strip chart record used to keep track of individual navigation rates. These strip charts required continuous monitoring by a watch-stander. Used to assure navigational accuracy during hydrographic surveying operations. First tests of Raydist on SOSBEE in 1954. Used for over 40 years with various systems
Tampa Bay area August 20, 1954
5504 thumbnail picture
ARGO strip chart record on SURVEYOR.
California, Monterey Bay 1988
5505 thumbnail picture
ARGO strip chart record on PEIRCE.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
5506 thumbnail picture
Maintaining Raydist strip chart watch.
5507 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5508 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5509 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5510 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5511 thumbnail picture
Testing moored instrument package for GATE Project. Operations on NOAA Ship WHITING
Off Delaware Bay entrance September 1972
5512 thumbnail picture
Bringing Shoran gear up a cliff for shore camp by using strongback. Operations off of SURVEYOR
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1967
5513 thumbnail picture
Bringing Shoran gear up a cliff for shore camp. Operations off of SURVEYOR
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1967
5514 thumbnail picture
Geometry of first microwave navigation system tested by C&GS. Converted range readings to lines of equal angles between stations. Used for high-accuracy inshore work. After testing, determined not sufficiently accurate for large-scale surveys. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5515 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation system - shore installation on tower. Tower merely a platform and not loaded. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5516 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation system - shore installation on tower. Tower merely a platform and not loaded. A line-of-sight system -- the higher the tower, the further the reception. Tested on SOSBEE
Tampa Bay area 1960
5517 thumbnail picture
Installing a microwave navigation system. Installing system on Georgia Coast day marker. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5518 thumbnail picture
Erecting a 30-foot tower for a microwave transponder. Assistant Boatswain "Colonel" Sanders. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5519 thumbnail picture
Chief Electronics Technician Slim Tittle hooking up batteries. Power source for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Ossabaw Sound area, Georgia 1974
5520 thumbnail picture
Carrying batteries for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5521 thumbnail picture
Carrying tower sections through the Spanish bayonet. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5522 thumbnail picture
Securing tower sections prior to erecting tower. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5523 thumbnail picture
Seaman Shorty Fuentes adjusts navigation transponder. Installation party for microwave navigation system. Party off of WHITING
Lovango Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
5524 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on shore.
Alaska
5525 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on dolphin.
Alaska
5526 thumbnail picture
Setting up microwave navigation instrument on lighthouse. Party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5527 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument with attenuator for calibration. Party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5528 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument setup on lighthouse in Delaware Bay. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985
5529 thumbnail picture
Looking up to microwave navigation instrument setup on Delaware Bay Lighthouse. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985
5530 thumbnail picture
Setting up microwave navigation instrument on pier at Fredericksted. Party off of PEIRCE
Fredericksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 1985
5531 thumbnail picture
Mike Abbott and Skip Payne conducting range-azimuth work on "Guano Rock". Party off of FAIRWEATHER
Alaska 1985
5532 thumbnail picture
Conducting range-azimuth hydrography from buoy in Indian River Inlet. Party off of PEIRCE
Indian River Inlet, Alaska 1984
5533 thumbnail picture
Conducting range-azimuth hydrography at Pelican Cay. All of the elements of range-azimuth. Observer tracking boat with Wild T-2 theodolite. Party off of WHITING
Pelican Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5534 thumbnail picture
Conducting range-azimuth hydrography from southeast side of Hans Lollik Island. Party off of WHITING
U.S. Virgin Islands, Hans Lollik Island 1975
5535 thumbnail picture
Conducting range-azimuth hydrography in Miami. Party off of WHITING
Miami, Florida 1978
5536 thumbnail picture
Conducting range-azimuth hydrography on south coast of Hawaii. Party off of RAINIER
South coast of big island of Hawaii 1980
5537 thumbnail picture
Microwave navigation instrument on east side of Penobscot Bay. Geodetic target and total station azimuth and distance instrument. Conducting geodetic operations to determine microwave navigation site. Party off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
5538 thumbnail picture
Setup for calibrating microwave navigation instruments. Master unit set up across sound. Calibration crew from NOAA Ship WHITING
Lovango Cay, Pillsbury Sound, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5539 thumbnail picture
View of microwave navigation instrument calibration setup. Master unit set up across sound. Calibration crew from NOAA Ship WHITING
Lovango Cay, Pillsbury Sound, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
5540 thumbnail picture
Launch readout of microwave navigation instrument distances in meters. The vessel is located the indicated distance in meters from stations #1 and #3. Readout on sounding boat from NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Atlantic coast of United States 1985
5541 thumbnail picture
Diagram showing relationship of tide to marker at Poolbeg Lighthouse. Datum referred to low water April 8, 1837 for County Dublin. Note use of Mean Sea Level
Poolbeg Lighthouse, Ireland 1837
5542 thumbnail picture
Tide gauge at Knik Harbor showing range of tide. Over 30 feet of tide. Party of Eoline Hand
Vicinity of Anchorage, Alaska 1918
5543 thumbnail picture
Tide gauge at low tide. Photo #1 of sequence
Gulf of Alaska
5544 thumbnail picture
Tide gauge at high tide. Photo #2 of sequence
Gulf of Alaska
5545 thumbnail picture
Erecting a portable tide gauge platform at Kettle Cove. Glendon Boothe on right. Photo #1 of sequence
Massachusetts, Kettle Cove, Buzzards Bay area September 11, 1931
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Erecting a portable tide gauge platform at Kettle Cove. Photo #2 of sequence
Massachusetts, Kettle Cove, Buzzards Bay area September 11, 1931
5547 thumbnail picture
Connecting the float to a tide gauge. Tides party of Gerald B. Mills. Photo #1 of sequence
South Carolina coast 1974
5548 thumbnail picture
Putting the nipple on a float well. Tides party of Gerald B. Mills. Photo #2 of sequence
South Carolina coast 1974
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Putting the tide gauge on the float well. Tides party of Gerald B. Mills. Photo #3 of sequence
South Carolina coast 1974

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