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

6000 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations making an observation across water.
1940 circa
6001 thumbnail picture
Level crew wading through swamp after cutting path through brush. Tough work!
1940 circa
6002 thumbnail picture
Level crew slogging through a swamp.
1940 circa
6003 thumbnail picture
Level crew operating in brush area requiring extensive cutting of vegetation.
1940 circa
6004 thumbnail picture
U.S. Army tent camp at Manila following the end of World War II.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
6005 thumbnail picture
Departure of Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Moore from Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1947. Colonel Moore in center, Palma, DeJesus, and Andres Hizon, future head of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey from left to right, then Moore, Paulson, and unknowns.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1947
6006 thumbnail picture
Michelle Apartments at Manila, home of Marvin and Muriel Paulson following World War II.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
6007 thumbnail picture
Homes next door to the Michelle Apartments each having 10-15 occupants.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
6008 thumbnail picture
Looking north from the Michelle Apartments at some of the wartime devastation.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
6009 thumbnail picture
Remains of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Building where Commander Cowie was killed during a bombing raid at the beginning of the Second World War.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
6010 thumbnail picture
Triangulation observing party ready to pack in to a station.
Oregon? 1948
6011 thumbnail picture
Leveling observing party
Oregon? 1948
6012 thumbnail picture
Base line measuring party.
1948
6013 thumbnail picture
Hotel Chewaucan at Paisley, Oregon.
1948
6014 thumbnail picture
Office trailers in the city park at Colfax, Washington.
1948
6015 thumbnail picture
Survey crew member trailers at Colfax, Washington.
1948
6016 thumbnail picture
Main street of Kotzebue, Alaska in 1950.
1950
6017 thumbnail picture
Shishmaref Schoolhouse and living house. Tents are living quarters for triangulation crew.
1950
6018 thumbnail picture
Base camp at Kotzebue, Alaska, before the field work began.
1950
6019 thumbnail picture
Stinson Gullwing with broken landing gear following hitting a pothole when landing on the beach.
1950
6020 thumbnail picture
Another view of the Gullwing.
1950
6021 thumbnail picture
Harbor office at the port of Santa Monica.
1950
6022 thumbnail picture
Hoover Dam on the Colorado River near Las Vegas, Nevada.
1950
6023 thumbnail picture
Stinson Gullwing on floats at Kotzebue.
1950
6024 thumbnail picture
Kotzebue oceanfront property with seal meat drying on racks.
1950
6025 thumbnail picture
Upper right windows were location of Paulson apartment in Kotzebue.
1949
6026 thumbnail picture
Caterpillar caravan heading to a new camp over the frozen Bering Sea in March.
1951
6027 thumbnail picture
Framing the quanset hut - party living quarters - in -30 Fahrenheit temperatures .
1951
6028 thumbnail picture
A little bit of snow drift. Wonder how they got out in the first place.
1951
6029 thumbnail picture
Main street on an Arctic Field Party Camp somewhere.
1951
6030 thumbnail picture
Marvin Paulson on the left and Francis Popper on the right.
1951
6031 thumbnail picture
Just another day with near white-out conditions. This wasn't pleasant at 30 below zero.
1951
6032 thumbnail picture
Just another day with near white-out conditions. This wasn't pleasant at 30 below zero.
1951
6033 thumbnail picture
Marvin Paulson's traveling home with two Eskimos doing triangulation reconnaissance work.
1951
6034 thumbnail picture
Recording angles for a triangulation observer at 10 below zero.
1951
6035 thumbnail picture
After the ice receded, these boats were used for hydrography in the Beaufort Sea .
1951
6036 thumbnail picture
Checking tide gauge.
6037 thumbnail picture
Leveling to tide gauge.
6038 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch checking NOAA tide gauge during international cooperative charting project on Passamaquoddy Bay. The range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6039 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch checking NOAA tide gauge during international cooperative charting project on Passamaquoddy Bay. The range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6040 thumbnail picture
Checking tide gauge on dolphin in Passamaquoddy Bay area at low tide. Automatic tide gage is mounted on long stilling well. Stilling well is exceptionally long because the range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6041 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch in picturesque cove on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6042 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch at dolphin tending tide gauge. Note tide staff.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6043 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch at dolphin tending tide gauge at high tide.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6044 thumbnail picture
Mirrors for electronic distance measurement and light target for triangulation angle measurement. Equipment set up over Station CHAMCOOK Reference Mark. View is looking southwest over St. Croix River into Maine.
Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada Summer 1985
6045 thumbnail picture
Tide gauge with overlapping tide staffs because of high range of tide. The gauge is on the platform in the background and is a gas-bubbler pressure actuated type.
Maine, Cobscook Bay Summer 1985
6046 thumbnail picture
A closeup of the upper tide staff of the two overlapping staffs in the previous picture.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6047 thumbnail picture
Anchoring the bubbler tide gauge gas hose to the seaweed covered rocks.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
6048 thumbnail picture
Tide flats at low tide on the east side of Cook Inlet.
Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Summer 1976
6049 thumbnail picture
Chief Survey Technician Earl Krick of the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER installing a tide gauge in upper Cook Inlet.
Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Summer 1976

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