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

6400 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed to paint the mast as opposed to produce totem pole.
1943
6401 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed on how to camouflage WWII era survey ship in Alaska.
1943
6402 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors noting they had forgotten instrument for observing after climbing difficult peak.
6403 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the life-style of a Coast Survey lightkeeper.
6404 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about bear
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6405 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about glacier
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6406 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave
6407 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave with advice being dispensed by an old salt.
1936
6408 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors dream after a season in a remote area of Alaska.
6409 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of engineer on watch dreaming of coffee
6410 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the legendary effects of what was fondly known as "launch lunch."
1938
6411 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyor lightkeeper working in Arizona on mountain and desert triangulation party.
6412 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a visit by Rear Admiral H. Arnold Karo to the Seattle ship base.
1957 Circa
6413 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey triangulation crew in Arizona desert.
6414 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen beautiful holiday card detailing the work of the Coast Survey in Alaska
1960 Circa
6415 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon recounting plane table work on offshore rock with tide coming in.
1938
6416 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of officer running plane table while umbrella man blown over
1936
6417 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.
6418 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
6419 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
6420 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of a "typical" tide gauge installation party at work.
6421 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
6422 thumbnail picture
Before women were part of the crew. On the WENONAH
North Pacific 1920
6423 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?
6424 thumbnail picture
Bob and his pal were okay after all. Photo #2 of sequence
Alaska 1955?
6425 thumbnail picture
Bob was the duty driver that night. Bob Pryce at the Last Chance Bar in Umiat
Umiat, Alaska 1955
6426 thumbnail picture
Flying hybrid cow taking in the view. Another sight to catch the eye
Seattle, Washington 1970
6427 thumbnail picture
The bugs were so big they crushed the OFF cans.
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1985
6428 thumbnail picture
Were things better in the old days?
New York, Coney Island 1900?
6429 thumbnail picture
The youngest commander - promotion was fast in those days.
6430 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #1.
6431 thumbnail picture
The battle of the sexes - photo #2.
6432 thumbnail picture
Drawing inspiration from art. Personnel off the PIONEER
Japan 1964
6433 thumbnail picture
Who says that hydrographers are abnormal? Halloween on the PEIRCE
1984
6434 thumbnail picture
Strong tidal currents in Southern Alaska.
6435 thumbnail picture
Whitewashing a signal on a rocky cliff. Work party of WESTDAHL
Southeast Alaska 1930
6436 thumbnail picture
The Launch "Aviator" working in Long Island Sound. Note sounding barrel on side of launch. Party of R. P. Strough
6437 thumbnail picture
Survey launch off of SURVEYOR with Raydist antenna.
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
6438 thumbnail picture
Leveling tidal bench marks on the South Carolina coast. Atlantic Tides Party
South Carolina coast 1974
6439 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas. Ready to start hoisting
Florida 1978
6440 thumbnail picture
Installing Raydist antenna at Cape San Blas.
Florida 1978
6441 thumbnail picture
Electronics container for Raydist transmitting antenna.
Florida 1978
6442 thumbnail picture
Tower being erected for navigation station
United States Southeast coast 1975 Circa
6443 thumbnail picture
Bubbler tide gauge installation
Alaska 1975 Circa
6444 thumbnail picture
Installing a bubbler tide gauge
Alaska 1975 Circa
6445 thumbnail picture
Analog tide record obtained by bubbler tide gauge.
6446 thumbnail picture
Range Azimuth Navigation from offshore light tower. Chart Evaluation Survey
Florida Keys March 1978
6447 thumbnail picture
Leveling can be difficult on a shear rocky shoreline.
Southeast Alaska Late 1970's?
6448 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Late 1970's?
6449 thumbnail picture
Water level gauge on the Great Lakes.

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