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

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Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of engineer on watch dreaming of coffee
6051 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the legendary effects of what was fondly known as "launch lunch."
1938
6052 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyor lightkeeper working in Arizona on mountain and desert triangulation party.
6053 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a visit by Rear Admiral H. Arnold Karo to the Seattle ship base.
1957 Circa
6054 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey triangulation crew in Arizona desert.
6055 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen beautiful holiday card detailing the work of the Coast Survey in Alaska
1960 Circa
6056 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon recounting plane table work on offshore rock with tide coming in.
1938
6057 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of officer running plane table while umbrella man blown over
1936
6058 thumbnail picture
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.
6059 thumbnail picture
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
6060 thumbnail picture
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
6061 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a "typical" tide gauge installation party at work.
6062 thumbnail picture
New Ensigns helping calibrate the radar. The tinfoil both helps reflect the radar and protect brain from radar pulses. On the NOAA Ship WHITING
6063 thumbnail picture
Before women were part of the crew. On the WENONAH
North Pacific 1920
6064 thumbnail picture
The aftermath of a tower blowing over. Bob had his head buried a foot deep in the tundra. Photo #1 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
6065 thumbnail picture
Bob and his pal were okay after all. Photo #2 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
6066 thumbnail picture
Bob was the duty driver that night. Bob Pryce at the Last Chance Bar in Umiat
Umiat, Alaska 1955
6067 thumbnail picture
Flying hybrid cow taking in the view. Another sight to catch the eye
Seattle, Washington 1970
6068 thumbnail picture
The bugs were so big they crushed the OFF cans.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
6069 thumbnail picture
Were things better in the old days?
New York, Coney Island 1900?
6070 thumbnail picture
The youngest commander - promotion was fast in those days.
6071 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #1.
6072 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #2.
6073 thumbnail picture
Drawing inspiration from art. Personnel off the PIONEER
Japan 1964
6074 thumbnail picture
Who says that hydrographers are abnormal? Halloween on the PEIRCE
1984
6075 thumbnail picture
Strong tidal currents in Southern Alaska.
6076 thumbnail picture
Whitewashing a signal on a rocky cliff. Work party of WESTDAHL
Southeast Alaska 1930
6077 thumbnail picture
The Launch "Aviator" working in Long Island Sound. Note sounding barrel on side of launch. Party of R. P. Strough
6078 thumbnail picture
Survey launch off of SURVEYOR with Raydist antenna.
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
6079 thumbnail picture
Leveling tidal bench marks on the South Carolina coast. Atlantic Tides Party
South Carolina coast 1974
6080 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas. Ready to start hoisting
Florida 1978
6081 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas.
Florida 1978
6082 thumbnail picture
Electronics container for Raydist transmitting antenna.
Florida 1978
6083 thumbnail picture
Tower being erected for navigation station
United States Southeast coast 1975 Circa
6084 thumbnail picture
Bubbler tide gauge installation
Alaska 1975 Circa
6085 thumbnail picture
Installing a bubbler tide gauge
Alaska 1975 Circa
6086 thumbnail picture
Analog tide record obtained by bubbler tide gauge.
6087 thumbnail picture
Range Azimuth Navigation from offshore light tower. Chart Evaluation Survey
Florida Keys March 1978
6088 thumbnail picture
Leveling can be difficult on a shear rocky shoreline.
Southeast Alaska Late 1970's?
6089 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Late 1970's?
6090 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.
6091 thumbnail picture
Tide staff installation on north side of Pillsbury Sound.
U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
6092 thumbnail picture
Engraving of old C&GS building.
6093 thumbnail picture
Moxo in his red racer. Horned toad racers in the Southwest
1934
6094 thumbnail picture
Ari passes on Moxo's car. Horned toad racers in the Southwest
1934
6095 thumbnail picture
Earthen pot at Station JINSTID. Similar to early earthenware cones devised by Ferdinand Hassler
6096 thumbnail picture
Heliotrope used for directing sun's rays to distant observer. Used to illuminate station site so far distant observer could measure angles
6097 thumbnail picture
C. M. Durgin and P. C. Doran inspecting record book. Looking for source of error in computations
6098 thumbnail picture
Series of photos getting to mountain peak by horse and foot. Working here and there in Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The poem is from Rudyard Kipling's "Screw-guns" an ode to a 2.5 inch weapon used for mountain fighting.
1922-1924
6099 thumbnail picture
Series of photos getting to mountain peak by horse and foot. Working here and there in Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The poem is from Rudyard Kipling's "Screw-guns" an ode to a 2.5 inch weapon used for mountain fighting.
1922-1924

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