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

550 thumbnail picture
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Coast and Geodetic Survey hydrographic survey display. ION/RTCA/RTCM meeting at Astor Hotel.
1950 September 20
551 thumbnail picture
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Coast and Geodetic Survey public affairs display at the Miami International Boat Show.
Florida, Miami 1965 March
552 thumbnail picture
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Coast and Geodetic Survey hydrographic survey display. At U.S. Power Squadron Meeting at Astor Hotel. J.J. Rafferty, a C&GS employee stationed at New York is second from left.
1952 January
553 thumbnail picture
Meades Ranch, Kansas, the datum point for the North American Datum of 1927.
Kansas, Meades Ranch 1940 ca.
554 thumbnail picture
Earthquake belts of the Earth, a map produced by Commander Nicholas Heck, C&GS, about 1935. Note earthquake occurrences on Mid-Atlantic Ridge and following Pacific Ring of Fire.
555 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph taken with single lens camera.
1930 ca.
556 thumbnail picture
North Slope tractor train during Dew Line geodetic surveys.
Alaska, North Slope 1950 ca.
557 thumbnail picture
Level crew at the White House. A C&GS crew checked the walls of the White House ever four years for subsidence or ground uplift.
558 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Eugene Taylor operating Bamberg astronomic transit.
1960 ca.
559 thumbnail picture
Measuring baseline with Invar Tape, maintaining constant tension during reading. Making rear contact on bench over traverse station.
1938 July
560 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations in vicinity of Bilby tower.
1950 ca.
561 thumbnail picture
A buoy used for offshore surveying.
1930 ca.
562 thumbnail picture
Bottom sampling device, detachable weight used during piano-wire sounding operations, and water sampling cup. All these instruments were used in deep-sea sounding operations.
1915 ca.
563 thumbnail picture
The radio room of a Coast and Geodetic Survey ship.
1950 November
564 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Hubert Keith reading temperatures measured by deep-sea reversing thermometers.
1960 ca.
565 thumbnail picture
Collecting bottom sample material to determine anchoring characteristics of bottom. These samples were sent to the Smithsonian Institution after describing for charting purposes.
1950 ca.
566 thumbnail picture
Commander Marvin Paulson hanging a Nansen bottle for collecting water specimen and measuring temperature at depth.
1960 ca.
567 thumbnail picture
Saugerties Lighthouse, Hudson River.
1920 ca.
568 thumbnail picture
5 ton crane being used for over-the-side oceanographic operations.
569 thumbnail picture
Dredge and trawl winch.
570 thumbnail picture
Commander Marvin Paulson hanging a Nanson bottle for collecting water specimen and measuring temperature at depth.
571 thumbnail picture
The radio room of a Coast and Geodetic Survey ship.
572 thumbnail picture
Landing supplies for Shoran Station.
Alaska, Little Sitkin Island, Aleutians 1948 ca.
573 thumbnail picture
Chief Radio Technician, Ricardo Vendura, operating a depth recorder and monitoring a gyro repeater in the radio room of the U. S. Coast Survey Ship Tulip. This was just prior to the Philippine Islands gaining their independence .
Philippine Islands 1949 ca.
574 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Commander Franklin R. Gossett and Chief Petty Officer Savage operating sounding equipment aboard the USC&GS Ship OCEANOGRAPHER.
1938 ca.
575 thumbnail picture
The Atlantic Marine Center, the USC&GS ship base.
1962 ca.
576 thumbnail picture
Smiling Coast Surveyors in the Director's Office of the C&GS Atlantic Marine Center.
1965 ca.
577 thumbnail picture
Smiling Coast Surveyors in the Washington, D.C. Headquarters of the C&GS.
578 thumbnail picture
Atlantic Marine Center, ESSA C&GS ship base.
1968 ca.
579 thumbnail picture
Atlantic Marine Center, C&GS ship base.
1961 March
580 thumbnail picture
Atlantic Marine Center, C&GS ship base. Empty field in center of picture became C&GS thence NOAA storage yard.
1968 February 13
581 thumbnail picture
Atlantic Marine Center, ESSA C&GS ship base.
1965 ca.
582 thumbnail picture
Atlantic Marine Center, ESSA C&GS ship base.
1965 ca.
583 thumbnail picture
Compensating a magnetic compass. USC&GS Ship BACHE.
1915 ca.
584 thumbnail picture
Shoran installation on radar tower on Agattu Island. This was part of the first electronic navigation project carried out by the C&GS following their adaptation of the aerial bombing navigation system "GEE" to Shoran. Captain Clarence Burmister of the C&GS was instrumental in developing Shoran as a hydrographic survey navigation system.
Alaska, Agattu Island, Aleutians 1945
585 thumbnail picture
ESSA C&GS Atlantic Marine Center ship base.
Virginia, Norfolk 1969
586 thumbnail picture
C&GS Atlantic Marine Center ship base.
Virginia, Norfolk 1961
587 thumbnail picture
Unidentified oceanographic operations.
1964?
588 thumbnail picture
Chief Survey Technician securing Nansen bottle for temperature- water characteristic studies on line. Lieutenant Hubert Keith looks on.
Atlantic Ocean 1965 ca.
589 thumbnail picture
Recorder noting depths as showing on 808 Fathometer display.
1950 ca.
590 thumbnail picture
Unidentified oceanographic operations.
Atlantic Ocean 1964?
591 thumbnail picture
Recorder noting depths as showing on 808 Fathometer display.
1956 November
592 thumbnail picture
Portable depth recorder used with 808 Fathometer system.
1950 ca.
593 thumbnail picture
Hand lowering current measuring instrument.
1950 ca.
594 thumbnail picture
Current survey party at work.
1935 ca.
595 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Dale North checking distances on first automated hydrographic system on NOAA high speed launch 1257.
Atlantic Ocean 1971 October
596 thumbnail picture
Taking simultaneous readings with Worden gravimeter.
597 thumbnail picture
The Cheltenham Magnetic Observatory.
Maryland, Cheltenham
598 thumbnail picture
A Milne-Shaw Seismograph.
599 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Edward J. Brown with portable pendulum gravity measuring apparatus.

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