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

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Wiredrag vessels in Massachusetts Bay party. Guide launch pilot; end launch Two Brothers; large tender at buoy. Wiredrag party of J. H. Hawley
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts 1915
5601 thumbnail picture
Watching the wire coming in. Working in approaches to Boston Harbor. Wiredrag party of N. H. Heck
Massachusetts, Approaches to Boston Harbor 1915
5602 thumbnail picture
Stowage of wiredrag equipment. Working in approaches to Boston Harbor. Wiredrag party of N. H. Heck
1915
5603 thumbnail picture
Guide launch FORTUNA setting out the drag. Working in approaches to Boston Harbor. Wiredrag party of N. H. Heck
1915
5604 thumbnail picture
Taking up the drag on the EQUATOR. Wiredrag party of J. A. Daniels
Alaska, Clarence Strait 1916
5605 thumbnail picture
Setting out the large buoy. Wiredrag party of J. A. Daniels
Alaska, Clarence Strait 1916
5606 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag problems - buoys on wire crushed by being pulled under by tides. Wiredrag party of J. A. Daniels
Alaska, Clarence Strait 1916
5607 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag problems - removing kelp from the wire.
Maine
5608 thumbnail picture
Setting a floating signal to help navigate wiredrag operations. Wiredrag party of J. H. Hawley
Florida Keys 1917
5609 thumbnail picture
Contract wiredrag launch TWILIGHT. First view without wiredrag gear - second with wiredrag gear installed. Semaphore signalling device installed on second picture
Florida Keys 1917
5610 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag contract launch ROOSEVELT. Drafting table and shelter for plotting sheet installed. Wiredrag party of A. Joachims
Vicinity of Petersburg, Alaska 1917
5611 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag problems - buoys crushed by water pressure. Buoys carried under by strong tidal currents in the Race. Wiredrag party of R. P. Strough
New York, Block Island Sound 1917
5612 thumbnail picture
End launch STANDARD equipped for wiredrag work. Wiredrag party of R. P. Strough
Connecticut, Block Island area 1917
5613 thumbnail picture
Setting out the drag from the guide launch PILOT. Wiredrag party of R. P. Strough
Connecticut, Block Island area 1917
5614 thumbnail picture
Guide launch PILOT showing drag gear. Wiredrag party of R. P. Strough
Connecticut, Block Island area 1917
5615 thumbnail picture
Setting out the drag and buoys from the guide launch. Note semaphore signaling device on stern. Wiredrag party of J. H. Hawley
Maine coast 1918
5616 thumbnail picture
Drowned forest discovered by wiredrag on Lake Washington. Pulling up a moderate size tree. Wiredrag party of N. H. Heck
Washington, Lake Washington 1920
5617 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag using oar power. Note third boat at distant right. Wiredrag party off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Baranof Island 1925
5618 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag hung up on obstruction at buoy no. 4. Note "V" of buoy path characteristic of obstruction discovery. Wiredrag party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Klawak, Southeast 1927
5619 thumbnail picture
Newspaper feature on wiredrag in Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Wiredrag party of B. H. Rigg
Long Island Sound, New York 1931
5620 thumbnail picture
Drag tester - Mate Franz Okeson on right. Wiredrag party of B. H. Rigg
Long Island Sound, New York 1931
5621 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch 66 - wiredrag tender in Long Island Sound. Mate Franz Okeson facing camera on right
Long Island Sound, New York 1931
5622 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag at Mitchell-Jordan Reservoir. Site for seaplane ferrying landing site . Wiredrag party of Max Ricketts
Alabama 1942
5623 thumbnail picture
Some tools of the trade - wiredrag at Mitchell-Jordan Reservoir. Sextants for shooting horizontal angles, 3-arm protractor for plotting positions . Wiredrag party of Max Ricketts
Alabama 1942
5624 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag operations at Elephant Butte Reservoir for seaplane landing site. Wiredrag party of Max Ricketts
New Mexico, Elephant Butte Reservoir 1942
5625 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding during wiredrag operations. Wiredrag party of Max Ricketts
New Mexico, Elephant Butte Reservoir 1942
5626 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag gear on the stern of the LESTER JONES.
5627 thumbnail picture
Buoys crushed from being swept under by tidal currents. Operations on the LESTER JONES
5628 thumbnail picture
Current meter being deployed. Operations on the LESTER JONES
5629 thumbnail picture
Wiredrag operations on the LESTER JONES.
5630 thumbnail picture
Launch wiredrag operations. L to r - guide launch, tender, end launch. Launches off of PATHFINDER
Washington, Guemes Channel, Anacortes 1958
5631 thumbnail picture
Diagram of wiredrag operations ca. 1980. Basically the same system as devised in the early Twentieth Century
5632 thumbnail picture
Chain drag operation - hung up on obstruction. Launches off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985
5633 thumbnail picture
Pole signal with tin cone for reflecting sunlight. Constructed by survey crews under direction of Ferdinand Hassler. Sketch by Assistant John Farley - view looking to south across Long Island Sound
Connecticut shore 1837
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Tripod signal with tin cone for reflecting sunlight. At signal West Base, west end of Great Fire Island Base Line. Constructed by survey crews under direction of Ferdinand Hassler. Sketch by Assistant John Farley - view looking to east
Fire Island, New York 1837?
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Wooden tower within a tower. Outer tower supports personnel - inner tower supports instrument. First devised by Assistant Edmund Blunt to see over marshes in Delaware Bay area
1855
5636 thumbnail picture
Survey tower with signal pole and tin cone. At west end of Epping Base Line. Survey monument shows below tower. Stakes on graded surface were for aligning base measuring instruments
Maine, Epping Plains 1857
5637 thumbnail picture
Signal pole with flag and tin cone for reflecting sunlight. Epping Plains area of Maine
1857
5638 thumbnail picture
Signal at Stillpond, Maryland. Instrument height of 120 feet - top of signal 275 feet. 39th Parallel Survey. Record signal height from wooden tower
Maryland 1880?
5639 thumbnail picture
Field sketch of signal pole on tree stump. Sketch by Cephas Sinclair
Louisiana, Atchafalaya River, 1888
5640 thumbnail picture
129 foot wooden tower at Station Tate. Horse and buggy at lower right corner for scale. Triangulation party of A. T. Mosman
Ohio, Clermont County 1892
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Station Tate showing attached signal pole. Top of signal pole is 175 feet above ground. Triangulation party of A. T. Mosman
Ohio, Clermont County 1892
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Station Greene, Indiana. Instrument height is 152 feet above ground. 39th Parallel Survey. Triangulation party of George A. Fairfield
Jennings County, Indiana 1890
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Station Greene, Indiana. Instrument height is 152 feet above ground. 39th Parallel Survey. Triangulation party of George A. Fairfield
Jennings County, Indiana 1890
5644 thumbnail picture
Great Caspar Signal - built around tree trunk. Note boatswain chair transporting man to top. 135-foot signal --- main wood scaffold supports instrument. Tree trunk supports small scaffolding and observer at top. Western terminus of 39th Parallel Survey
Northern California 1878
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Wooden signal being built in Alaska.
Alaska 1943?
5646 thumbnail picture
Jasper Bilby setting up 60' reconnaissance pole. At Station Elbow - connecting with 98th Meridian Survey
Minnesota 1903
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John F. Hayford observing from 60' reconnaissance pole. On 98th Meridian Survey. Checking for intervisibility between stations. Helping plan for necessary height of tower at station
Minnesota 1903
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Jasper S. Bilby observing from short reconnaissance pole attached to tree. On 98th Meridian Survey. Checking for intervisibility between stations. Helping plan for necessary height of tower at station
Minnesota 1903
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Jasper S. Bilby observing from reconnaissance pole attached to tree. Top of pole is 104 feet above ground. Checking for intervisibility between stations. Helping plan for necessary height of tower at station
Minnesota 1903

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