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

6150 thumbnail picture
Time for a little fun. Climbing a mushroom coral rock. FATHOMER in background offshore
Philippines 1926
6151 thumbnail picture
Carl I. Aslakson Nationalist China Passport.
1944
6152 thumbnail picture
Roswell Bolstad. On the LYDONIA
1928
6153 thumbnail picture
Philip C. Doran. Observing with 10" Bausch theodolite in central Alaska
1924
6154 thumbnail picture
Herbert Grove Dorsey. Inventor of fathometer and first chief of C&GS radiosonic laboratory
6155 thumbnail picture
Roland D. Horne.
Philippines 1923
6156 thumbnail picture
Boatswain John Janke. Casting the lead on the WILDCAT
Alaska 1930?
6157 thumbnail picture
H. Arnold Karo. Director of Coast and Geodetic Survey 1955-1965. Deputy Administrator of ESSA with rank of Vice-Admiral 1965-1966. After retirement as expedition director of OCEANOGRAPHER around the world cruise
1968
6158 thumbnail picture
Ford Kurtz - an aid. At home in a modified boxcar CB and O #25094. Life on a level crew
Nebraska, Crawford 1902
6159 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham. Getting a bite to eat on the way to Station Armada
California 1932
6160 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham on right. Starting out on the pack to Armada
California 1932
6161 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey. On the right eating breakfast a la carte
Montana 1926
6162 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey (l) and Walter J. Bilby (r). Triangulation work in Montana. A two-man observing party heading to a station
Montana 1926
6163 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton. Taking a sun sight on the LYDONIA
1929
6164 thumbnail picture
Ralph Pfau (l). Early morning computing of previous night's astronomic observations
Upper Midwest of United States 1930
6165 thumbnail picture
Ernst Stohsner. With blue fox on Amlia Island. Shore camp off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
6166 thumbnail picture
Almon M. Vincent. Chief Electronics Technician on the GUIDE. Invented radio sono-buoy
1938
6167 thumbnail picture
Sam White. At Station Portage with party of William M. Scaife. Sam White became one of the top bush pilots in Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's
Alaska Central 1923
6168 thumbnail picture
Sam White. Conducting reconnaissance on the Yukon River. Sam White became one of the top bush pilots in Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's
Alaska, East Central 1926
6169 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander served on the Survey for close to 40 years. This was his view of work on island off the coast of Maine.
Maine 1850
6170 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander was dreaming of getting rich on railroad stocks.
1850
6171 thumbnail picture
Sometimes things just catch the eye of the coast surveyor.
South Carolina, Charleston 1973
6172 thumbnail picture
Bad news for Pollywogs - an Equator crossing is imminent. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6173 thumbnail picture
Hosing down an unworthy Pollywog. Lieutenant Ray Moses catches the wrath of the almighty Shellbacks. Crossing the Equator on the PIONEER
Western Pacific Ocean 1964
6174 thumbnail picture
Pollywog taking a bath. Yum! Yum! A bath and lunch at the same. Nothing better than fermented garbage. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6175 thumbnail picture
King Neptune making sure that a Pollywog attains the proper aroma. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6176 thumbnail picture
A trip to the royal barber - all Pollywogs must profess a love of Shellbacks. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6177 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of plane table rodman beset by mosquitos and black flies.
1939 Circa
6178 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of office cartographer attempting to reconstruct survey in office from field records.
1946
6179 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of field surveyors climbing to station.
1939 Circa
6180 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed to paint the mast as opposed to produce totem pole.
1943
6181 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed on how to camouflage WWII era survey ship in Alaska.
1943
6182 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors noting they had forgotten instrument for observing after climbing difficult peak.
6183 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the life-style of a Coast Survey lightkeeper.
6184 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about bear
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6185 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about glacier
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6186 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave
6187 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave with advice being dispensed by an old salt.
1936
6188 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors dream after a season in a remote area of Alaska.
6189 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of engineer on watch dreaming of coffee
6190 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the legendary effects of what was fondly known as "launch lunch."
1938
6191 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyor lightkeeper working in Arizona on mountain and desert triangulation party.
6192 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a visit by Rear Admiral H. Arnold Karo to the Seattle ship base.
1957 Circa
6193 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey triangulation crew in Arizona desert.
6194 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen beautiful holiday card detailing the work of the Coast Survey in Alaska
1960 Circa
6195 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon recounting plane table work on offshore rock with tide coming in.
1938
6196 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of officer running plane table while umbrella man blown over
1936
6197 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.
6198 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
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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

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