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

6200 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a "typical" tide gauge installation party at work.
6201 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
6202 thumbnail picture
Before women were part of the crew. On the WENONAH
North Pacific 1920
6203 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?
6204 thumbnail picture
Bob and his pal were okay after all. Photo #2 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
6205 thumbnail picture
Bob was the duty driver that night. Bob Pryce at the Last Chance Bar in Umiat
Umiat, Alaska 1955
6206 thumbnail picture
Flying hybrid cow taking in the view. Another sight to catch the eye
Seattle, Washington 1970
6207 thumbnail picture
The bugs were so big they crushed the OFF cans.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
6208 thumbnail picture
Were things better in the old days?
New York, Coney Island 1900?
6209 thumbnail picture
The youngest commander - promotion was fast in those days.
6210 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #1.
6211 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #2.
6212 thumbnail picture
Drawing inspiration from art. Personnel off the PIONEER
Japan 1964
6213 thumbnail picture
Who says that hydrographers are abnormal? Halloween on the PEIRCE
1984
6214 thumbnail picture
Strong tidal currents in Southern Alaska.
6215 thumbnail picture
Whitewashing a signal on a rocky cliff. Work party of WESTDAHL
Southeast Alaska 1930
6216 thumbnail picture
The Launch "Aviator" working in Long Island Sound. Note sounding barrel on side of launch. Party of R. P. Strough
6217 thumbnail picture
Survey launch off of SURVEYOR with Raydist antenna.
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
6218 thumbnail picture
Leveling tidal bench marks on the South Carolina coast. Atlantic Tides Party
South Carolina coast 1974
6219 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas. Ready to start hoisting
Florida 1978
6220 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas.
Florida 1978
6221 thumbnail picture
Electronics container for Raydist transmitting antenna.
Florida 1978
6222 thumbnail picture
Tower being erected for navigation station
United States Southeast coast 1975 Circa
6223 thumbnail picture
Bubbler tide gauge installation
Alaska 1975 Circa
6224 thumbnail picture
Installing a bubbler tide gauge
Alaska 1975 Circa
6225 thumbnail picture
Analog tide record obtained by bubbler tide gauge.
6226 thumbnail picture
Range Azimuth Navigation from offshore light tower. Chart Evaluation Survey
Florida Keys March 1978
6227 thumbnail picture
Leveling can be difficult on a shear rocky shoreline.
Southeast Alaska Late 1970's?
6228 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Late 1970's?
6229 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.
6230 thumbnail picture
Tide staff installation on north side of Pillsbury Sound.
U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
6231 thumbnail picture
Engraving of old C&GS building.
6232 thumbnail picture
Moxo in his red racer. Horned toad racers in the Southwest
1934
6233 thumbnail picture
Ari passes on Moxo's car. Horned toad racers in the Southwest
1934
6234 thumbnail picture
Earthen pot at Station JINSTID. Similar to early earthenware cones devised by Ferdinand Hassler
6235 thumbnail picture
Heliotrope used for directing sun's rays to distant observer. Used to illuminate station site so far distant observer could measure angles
6236 thumbnail picture
C. M. Durgin and P. C. Doran inspecting record book. Looking for source of error in computations
6237 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
6238 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
6239 thumbnail picture
Plane table party working near Mt. Desert, Maine. Sketch by Chief of Party Cleveland Rockwell
Mt. Desert, Maine 1862
6240 thumbnail picture
Plane table work on an exposed Alaska coast.
Southern Alaska coast 1924
6241 thumbnail picture
Whitewashing Station Act on Amchitka Island. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands 1949
6242 thumbnail picture
Remains of helicopter after crashing in Lake at Palm Springs Camp. Party of Walter Helm
Northern interior Alaska 1954
6243 thumbnail picture
"Bush Pilot" taking off with a 727 from the dirt strip at Kotzebue, Alaska. A short time after the runway was paved
Alaska, Kotzebue 1969
6244 thumbnail picture
A Hercules C-130 aircraft lands at the South Pole. Helping supply the geophysical and climatic monitoring facility
South Pole Station, Antarctica Ca. 1975
6245 thumbnail picture
Colored version of Coast and Geodetic Survey emblem
6246 thumbnail picture
Black and white version of Coast and Geodetic Survey emblem
6247 thumbnail picture
Using a little extra body english to get that observation during tidal bench mark leveling operations on a rocky shore.
2000
6248 thumbnail picture
Computer and electronics racks mounted in the NOAA Ship RUDE
2000
6249 thumbnail picture
Survey gear on bridge of NOAA Ship RUDE.
1999

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