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

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Sometimes things just catch the eye of the coast surveyor.
South Carolina, Charleston 1973
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Bad news for Pollywogs - an Equator crossing is imminent. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
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Hosing down an unworthy Pollywog. Lieutenant Ray Moses catches the wrath of the almighty Shellbacks. Crossing the Equator on the PIONEER
Western Pacific Ocean 1964
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Pollywog taking a bath. Yum! Yum! A bath and lunch at the same. Nothing better than fermented garbage. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
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King Neptune making sure that a Pollywog attains the proper aroma. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
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A trip to the royal barber - all Pollywogs must profess a love of Shellbacks. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of plane table rodman beset by mosquitos and black flies.
1939 Circa
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of office cartographer attempting to reconstruct survey in office from field records.
1946
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of field surveyors climbing to station.
1939 Circa
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed to paint the mast as opposed to produce totem pole.
1943
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed on how to camouflage WWII era survey ship in Alaska.
1943
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors noting they had forgotten instrument for observing after climbing difficult peak.
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the life-style of a Coast Survey lightkeeper.
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about bear
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about glacier
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave with advice being dispensed by an old salt.
1936
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors dream after a season in a remote area of Alaska.
5718 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of engineer on watch dreaming of coffee
5719 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the legendary effects of what was fondly known as "launch lunch."
1938
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyor lightkeeper working in Arizona on mountain and desert triangulation party.
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a visit by Rear Admiral H. Arnold Karo to the Seattle ship base.
1957 Circa
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey triangulation crew in Arizona desert.
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen beautiful holiday card detailing the work of the Coast Survey in Alaska
1960 Circa
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon recounting plane table work on offshore rock with tide coming in.
1938
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of officer running plane table while umbrella man blown over
1936
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoons of curious on-looker asking to help with survey. Second cartoon of a soon to be teased tough chief buying perfume and being seen by young crewman.
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen colored cartoon re-living cartoon seen in image 3736. Like all good stories, this one improved with age, the mountain being named Mt. Tuffo and gaining approximately 5,000 feet in elevation.
1956
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of launch hydrography and casting the lead. Second cartoon of seedy looking Coast Surveyor whitewashing while being beset by mosquitoes and flies.
1938
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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a "typical" tide gauge installation party at work.
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New Ensigns helping calibrate the radar. The tinfoil both helps reflect the radar and protect brain from radar pulses. On the NOAA Ship WHITING
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Before women were part of the crew. On the WENONAH
North Pacific 1920
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The aftermath of a tower blowing over. Bob had his head buried a foot deep in the tundra. Photo #1 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
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Bob and his pal were okay after all. Photo #2 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
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Bob was the duty driver that night. Bob Pryce at the Last Chance Bar in Umiat
Umiat, Alaska 1955
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Flying hybrid cow taking in the view. Another sight to catch the eye
Seattle, Washington 1970
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The bugs were so big they crushed the OFF cans.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
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Were things better in the old days?
New York, Coney Island 1900?
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The youngest commander - promotion was fast in those days.
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The battle of the sexes - photo #1.
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The battle of the sexes - photo #2.
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Drawing inspiration from art. Personnel off the PIONEER
Japan 1964
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Who says that hydrographers are abnormal? Halloween on the PEIRCE
1984
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Strong tidal currents in Southern Alaska.
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Whitewashing a signal on a rocky cliff. Work party of WESTDAHL
Southeast Alaska 1930
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The Launch "Aviator" working in Long Island Sound. Note sounding barrel on side of launch. Party of R. P. Strough
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Survey launch off of SURVEYOR with Raydist antenna.
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
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Leveling tidal bench marks on the South Carolina coast. Atlantic Tides Party
South Carolina coast 1974
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Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas. Ready to start hoisting
Florida 1978
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Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas.
Florida 1978

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