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

5700 thumbnail picture
A 90-foot Bilby tower wrecked by a storm. Triangulation party of Earl O. Heaton
Near Chariton, Iowa 1928
5701 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Schnackenburg.
5702 thumbnail picture
Building Station Reid. Triangulation party of Paul A. Smith
Near Shreveport, Louisiana 1930
5703 thumbnail picture
Power source for hoisting steel. Jack up truck and use "fifth wheel". This could be dangerous - at least one leg broken by getting wrapped up. Safety modifications made to system after individual severely injured. Triangulation party of Paul A. Smith
1931
5704 thumbnail picture
Preparing to dismantle Station Village Mills South Base. Triangulation party of Paul A. Smith
Texas, Hardin County 1931
5705 thumbnail picture
Climbing the tower at Station Walting. On the Ohio-Indiana boundary. Triangulation party of H. C. Warwick
Wayne County, Indiana 1932
5706 thumbnail picture
Straightening steel - even the portable towers needed some maintenance. Triangulation party of C. D. Meaney
United States East Coast 1932
5707 thumbnail picture
A study in geometry - looking up a Bilby tower. Station South Bend, Louisiana. Triangulation Party of Eugene R. McCarthy
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana 1933
5708 thumbnail picture
50-foot Bilby tower in Nebraska or Montana. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Midwestern United States 1934
5709 thumbnail picture
Looking down from the top of a 50-foot tower. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Midwestern United States 1934
5710 thumbnail picture
Looking up the side of a 50-foot tower. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Midwestern United States 1934
5711 thumbnail picture
Tower with observing tent to shield the instrument from the wind. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Midwestern United States 1934
5712 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Bowie.
Louisiana, Lafourche Parish, 1934
5713 thumbnail picture
Collimating the inner tower at Station Winnie. Collimation involved placing the observing instrument directly over the mark. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Itasca County, Minnesota August 21, 1934
5714 thumbnail picture
Lightkeeper orienting lights for distant observers. Tower at Station Northome. Osborne at lights, Caouette recording, Tryon at tent. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Koochiching County 1934
5715 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Eufaula.
Alabama, Eufaula 1943
5716 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Northome. Caouette on left, Osborn on right, Tryon observing. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Koochiching County 1934
5717 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Winnie next to firetower. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Itasca County, Minnesota 1934
5718 thumbnail picture
Photos # 5-7 show stages in completing a 50-foot tower at Station Tatum. Photo #8 shows theodolite being transported to top of tower. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter. Photos # 5-8 of sequence
Lea County, New Mexico February 11, 1935
5719 thumbnail picture
Station Weingard near Amarillo. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Near Amarillo, Texas 1935
5720 thumbnail picture
Photos #1-4 show beginning of construction of 50-foot tower at Station Tatum. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter. Photos 1-4 of sequence
Lea County, New Mexico 1935
5721 thumbnail picture
Observing party on 103-foot tower in Missouri. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Missouri Ozarks 1935
5722 thumbnail picture
Station Hunter - 159 feet - one of the bigger towers. Photo #2 of sequence. Triangulation party of Kenneth Crosby
1935
5723 thumbnail picture
A 159-foot tower. Note men on top and man climbing up
1935?
5724 thumbnail picture
Building the tower at Station Hunter. Photo #1 of sequence. Triangulation party of Kenneth Crosby
1935
5725 thumbnail picture
Tower at Loma Prieta, Santa Cruz Mountains, covered with ice. Triangulation party of Lorne G. Taylor
Loma Prieta, California 1951
5726 thumbnail picture
Tower built with native timber.
Alaska 1955?
5727 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower built on oil rig south of New Orleans.
Gulf of Mexico 1955
5728 thumbnail picture
Tower at Station Whitsett destroyed by wind. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Texas, Deaf Smith County 1921
5729 thumbnail picture
A rough ride down. Drove his head right into the ground. Photo #1 of sequence
5730 thumbnail picture
Ah, we're O.K. Just kidding! Photo #2 of sequence
5731 thumbnail picture
A tower with a bad day. Anchor boards pulled out
5732 thumbnail picture
Another tower with a bad day. Standing at the top (or what was the top)
5733 thumbnail picture
A 90-foot tower wrecked by a storm. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Near Chariton, Iowa Summer, 1928
5734 thumbnail picture
Looking through the twisted steel of a 90-foot tower wrecked by a storm. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Near Chariton, Iowa Summer, 1928
5735 thumbnail picture
Tower blown down during September 1933 hurricane. Triangulation party of Roland D. Horne
Pamlico Sound, North Carolina September, 1933
5736 thumbnail picture
Station Post on a good day. Triangulation party of Kenneth G. Crosby. Triangulation party of Kenneth G. Crosby
Hyde county, North Carolina 1935
5737 thumbnail picture
Station Post emulating the "Leaning Tower of Pisa". Leg settled badly in vicinity of ditch. Tower was rebuilt with one leg placed in center of road
Hyde County, North Carolina 1935
5738 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower failure at Station Flatlick due to tornado. Triangulation party of E. L. Jones
Kentucky, Christian County 1953
5739 thumbnail picture
Bilby tower failure at Station Flatlick due to tornado. Triangulation party of E. L. Jones
Kentucky, Christian County 1953
5740 thumbnail picture
Ferdinand Hassler's camp at the west end of the Great Fire Island Base Line.
Fire Island, New York 1834
5741 thumbnail picture
George Davidson camp near the San Lorenzo River.
Santa Cruz County, California 1884
5742 thumbnail picture
Breaking camp on Uncompahgre Peak - over 14,000 feet elevation. During the 39th Parallel Survey. Triangulation party of William Eimbeck
Uncompahgre Peak, Hinsdale County, Colorado 1895
5743 thumbnail picture
George Davidson observation cabin at San Luis Obispo, California. Believe that Davidson is seated on left
San Luis Obispo County, California 1871?
5744 thumbnail picture
The "Medico" at the camp at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5745 thumbnail picture
Another view of the camp at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5746 thumbnail picture
Camp on trout stream near Tyonek.
West side of Cook Inlet, Alaska 1910?
5747 thumbnail picture
Camp scene at Minnie Bay.
Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska 1910?
5748 thumbnail picture
Cooking breakfast at a camp on the Olympic Peninsula. Believe the chef is Harry A. Seran. Triangulation party of Harry A. Seran
Olympic Peninsula, Washington 1914
5749 thumbnail picture
Camp on the Bulwark between Upper Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. Triangulation party of R. P. Strough
Alaska, East of Portage, Cook Inlet 1914

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