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

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Guntersville downtown near the Guntersville Dam near the Tennessee border on the Tennessee River. Note the mode of transportation. Saturday afternoon. The poor cow was rope-sprung, a term for a broken down swaybacked animal.
Alabama, Guntersville 1934 November
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George Hastings observing in an Alabama cornfield.
Alabama, Guntersville 1934 November
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George Hastings observing levels; "Smitty" Smith holding umbrella; and Bill Unger (?) gun-toter. The umbrella was used to keep the sun off the level bubble on the leveling instrument as that would draw the instrument out of level and make erroneous readings.
Alabama, Guntersville 1934 November
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Level crew tempting fate along a railroad northeast of Decatur.
Alabama, Decatur 1934 November
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Leveling operations in heavy brush.
Alabama, Decatur 1934 November
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Pilothouse of a Tennessee River ferry boat. The boat would accommodate 4 4 to 6 vehicles depending on size. This boat had a 1-cylinder gasoline engine.
Alabama, above Decatur 1934 November
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Ben Hickok and Bill Unger riding the Alabama, a Tennessee River ferry boat. The boat would accommodate 4 to 6 vehicles depending on size and had a 1-cylinder gasoline engine.
Alabama, above Decatur 1934 November
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The mighty Alabama, a stern-wheel Tennessee River ferry boat.
Alabama, Tennessee River 1934 November
6158 thumbnail picture
Observing three-point sextant fix while surveying the reservoir of the Grand Coulee Dam.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
6159 thumbnail picture
Reading depths off fathometer on the left and recording depths in field record book on right.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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Reading temperatures to determine sound velocity for correcting fathometer readings.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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Portable fathometer transducer being lowered into water.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
6162 thumbnail picture
Reading temperatures to determine sound velocity for correcting fathometer readings.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
6163 thumbnail picture
Reading depths off fathometer on the left and recording depths in field record book on right.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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All systems go! Taking three point sextant fix while on-line. Recorder by clock. Fathometer operator in bottom left out of picture. Officer in charge plotting fixes with three-arm protractor on table forward.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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Living quarters for the field party while surveying the Grand Coulee Dam reservoir.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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Hard hat diver cutting cable from propeller of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship LYDONIA.
Atlantic Coast 1940 ca.
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Appears to be Texas Tower #4 south of Woods Hole. This tower was lost on January 15, 1961, during a storm with a loss of 28 lives. Ship was probably using tower as a fixed point to calibrate electronic navigation system.
New York Bight
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Appears to be Texas Tower #4 south of Woods Hole. This tower was lost on January 15, 1961, during a storm with a loss of 28 lives. Ship was probably using tower as a fixed point to calibrate electronic navigation system.
New York Bight
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Hydrographic signal on the shores of the reservoir of Grand Coulee Dam. Used as signal for navigation by three-point sextant fix.
Washington, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River 1948
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VAM-2 Magnetometer installed in Navy R5D aircraft. L to R, , Mr. Robert Seaton of Navy Hydrographic Office, and L. Hurwitz, LCDR David Whipp, R. Gebhardt, Joel Campbell, and J. Bottum, all of the USC&GS.
1955 July

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