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

6000 thumbnail picture
A base camp along the Alaska Highway. Between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Tanacross, Alaska. Triangulation work for military on Alcan Highway. Bowie camp on left, Quinn in center, and Risvold on right
Alaska-Yukon border area 1943
6001 thumbnail picture
Peard Bay Camp - Arctic Field Party. Note top of hut left of center. Arctic Field Party under Hubert A. Paton
Peard Bay, North Slope, Alaska 1948
6002 thumbnail picture
Survey City on Tigvariak Island. Arctic Field Party
Tigvariak Island, North Slope, Alaska 1951?
6003 thumbnail picture
Sometimes folks go crazy in the Arctic. Not really!!! Just taking a bath. Triangulation party of Lorne G. Taylor
Alaska Southwest, Between Sleetmute and Dillingham 1952
6004 thumbnail picture
Midnight at Palm Springs - sun has been down about an hour. Triangulation party of Walt Helm
Alaska Northwest, Between Tanana and Kotzebue 1954
6005 thumbnail picture
A new forest fire - about 30 minutes after being started by lightning. Rain put out the fire the following day. Triangulation party of Walt Helm
Alaska, About 5 miles north of Hughes 1954
6006 thumbnail picture
The base camp at Palm Springs. Triangulation party of Walt Helm
Alaska Northwest, Between Tanana and Kotzebue 1954
6007 thumbnail picture
Camp at Nishlik Lake. Triangulation between Togiak and Aniak. Triangulation party of R.L. Engdahl
Nishlik Lake, southwestern Alaska 1954
6008 thumbnail picture
Electronic technician's camp on northern Eleuthera Island. In support of shore navigation station for PEIRCE. Vertical rectangular tent was the shower
Northern Eleuthera Island, Bahamas Islands 1985
6009 thumbnail picture
Launch lunch on Inner Brass Island. Launch lunch was a venerable institution on hydrographic ships. Usually consisted of bread, bologna, and whatever else could be put in a cooler Always generated gripes but no one ever starved. Tide gauge installation crew breaking for lunch
Inner Brass Island, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
6010 thumbnail picture
Launch lunch has a long history. Breaking for lunch on the Fraser River, British Columbia. During surveys on the International Boundary
Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada 1858
6011 thumbnail picture
Launch lunch on the way to a triangulation station. Party off of SURVEYOR
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1929
6012 thumbnail picture
Resting from long climb to triangulation station and return to beach. L to R- Mills, Noble, Paton, Lady (on back), Brown, Lockhart, and Drynan
Alaska, Yunaska Island, Aleutian Islands 1940
6013 thumbnail picture
Camp on Lisianski Island. Conducting magnetic observations in support of hydrographic surveys. Party off of PIONEER
Lisianski Island, Hawaiian Archipelago 1931
6014 thumbnail picture
Camp on Lisianski Island. Conducting magnetic observations in support of hydrographic surveys. Party off of PIONEER
Lisianski Island, Hawaiian Archipelago 1931
6015 thumbnail picture
Camp on Santa Rosa Island. Radio acoustic ranging shore camp
Santa Rosa Island, California
6016 thumbnail picture
Camp on Lisianski Island. Conducting magnetic observations in support of hydrographic surveys. Party off of PIONEER
Lisianski Island, Hawaiian Archipelago 1931
6017 thumbnail picture
The camp at Murdo. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Murdo, South Dakota 1934
6018 thumbnail picture
Mrs. Maygrath at Station Spotted. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Wyoming, Cambell County 1934
6019 thumbnail picture
A sad day - out of funds and disbanding the party. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Longmont, Colorado June 28, 1935
6020 thumbnail picture
Base camp for Mount Elbert observations. The party got a reprieve as there was more funding to finish some Colorado work . Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Mount Elbert, Colorado July, 1935
6021 thumbnail picture
Camp near Sanderson. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Sanderson, Texas January 27, 1934
6022 thumbnail picture
Camp at Reagan Canyon in west Texas. Spanish bayonet, rattlesnakes, and scorpions. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Texas, Brewster County February 4, 1934
6023 thumbnail picture
Camp at Station Grande in the Big Bend area. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Presidio County, Texas March 6, 1934
6024 thumbnail picture
Camp at Bear Springs. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
New Mexico, Bear Springs April 28, 1934
6025 thumbnail picture
Another view of the camp at Bear Springs. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter.
New Mexico, Bear Springs April 28, 1934
6026 thumbnail picture
Four campgrounds in New Mexico. Camps at stations Corral, Thorn, Guitar, and Quail. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
New Mexico April-May, 1934
6027 thumbnail picture
A little relaxation at Bear Springs Camp. Easy come- Easy go --- Shooting craps on a day off. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
New Mexico, Bear Springs May 7, 1934
6028 thumbnail picture
The camp at Malta. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Malta, Montana June 26, 1934
6029 thumbnail picture
Camp at St. Francis -- cabins and showers. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter. Caption indicating St. Francis, Nebraska, is incorrect
St. Francis, South Dakota August 1934
6030 thumbnail picture
Camp at Valentine. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Valentine, Nebraska August 1934
6031 thumbnail picture
Camp at Goodland. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter. Perhaps a reconnaissance group - Porter didn't work in Kansas in 1934
Goodland, Kansas September 1934
6032 thumbnail picture
Camp at Scotts Bluff. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Scotts Bluff, Nebraska October 13, 1934
6033 thumbnail picture
"The Fotographer, himself". Portrait of George E. Marsh. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
1934?
6034 thumbnail picture
Turning in the government property when it looked like there were no more funds. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Longmont, Colorado June 28, 1934
6035 thumbnail picture
The camp at Plain View. Delightful gopher story as caption of photo. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
Plain View, Montana June 1934
6036 thumbnail picture
The camp at McCook during the floods along the Republican River. Geodetic crew helped in relief efforts. Triangulation party of Wilbur Porter
McCook, Nebraska June 1935
6037 thumbnail picture
Camp at Cape Kekurnoi on a calm day. Detached party off of SURVEYOR
Alaska,Cape Kekurnoi, south side Alaska Peninsula 1920
6038 thumbnail picture
The lightkeepers' camp at Salesville camp. Before the storm. Photo #1 of sequence. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Salesville, Montana October 1922
6039 thumbnail picture
The lightkeepers' camp at Salesville camp. After the storm. Photo #2 of sequence. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Salesville, Montana October 1922
6040 thumbnail picture
Heliotrope set up at lightkeeper's camp. Somewhere in Idaho or Montana. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Idaho or Montana 1922
6041 thumbnail picture
Food cache between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6042 thumbnail picture
On the trail of the observing party. After a fall storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6043 thumbnail picture
Camping between two fires without bedding. These guys were tough. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6044 thumbnail picture
Meat for dinner - sometimes the surveyors had to hunt their own food. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6045 thumbnail picture
Station Clear before the storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6046 thumbnail picture
Lightkeeper's camp at Station Clear after the storm. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6047 thumbnail picture
The two views of Station Clear. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1923
6048 thumbnail picture
The lightkeeper's camp at Station Chulitna. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
South central Alaska 1924
6049 thumbnail picture
Camp on the side of Mount Cote. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Southeast Alaska 1929

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