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

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Side scan sonar image
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Side scan sonar image of vessel on seafloor.
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Side scan sonar image of vessel on seafloor.
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Side scan sonar image corrupted by thermocline.
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Side scan sonar image
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Side scan sonar image
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Side scan sonar image distorted by thermocline. Dredge scours still show clearly through area.
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Westinghouse sidescan sonar system towed by USC&GS SURVEYOR in summer of 1965 to aid in mapping effects of Good Friday Earthquake of 1964 in Prince William Sound area. This was possibly the first use of a towed sidescan sonar unit by a Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel.
Alaska, Prince William Sound 1965 summer
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Projection ruling machine of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. During the Second World War, the projection for literally thousands of maps was drawn by this machine which was much produced projections much quicker than human draftsmen.
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Diagram of the projection ruling machine of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
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Magnetic observations along the Yukon River.
Alaska, Yukon River 1934 ca.
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Magnetic observations at sea aboard the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BACHE.
Atlantic Ocean, Western 1915 ca.
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Survey party on the move. Probably Caspar Durgin's party somewhere in New Mexico on 104th Meridian survey.
United States, Western States 1922 ca.
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Survey party encampment in the western desert.
United States, Western States 1933-34
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JDA 1933 . Coast and Geodetic Survey truck 290 with Coast Surveyor somewhere in western desert area.
1933
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Surveying on the California coast. Topped tree used as signal and observing platform. Triangulation work.
1923
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Caspar Durgin's party somewhere in eastern Colorado or New Mexico. C&GS trucks No. 12 and No. 14. Surveying arc of 104th Meridian.
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Bill - Doc - Tex - and ??? posed next to C&GS truck 290.
1168 thumbnail picture
Clayton and party horse packing on the California coast.
1923
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Leveling party
1933 ca.
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Observing stand. U.S. Boundary Marker 100 on the U.S. Mexican Boundary. Dee and Elmer posing by the observing stand.
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Studies of erosion and depostion on barrier islands and sandy beaches. In: Geographical Review, October 1931. P. 628.
New York, Long Island 1931
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First use of electronics for precise distance measurement. Carl Aslakson of the Coast and Geodetic Survey devised a method of airplane baseline crossing between two stations. The minimum sum of the two distances reduced to ground level was the true distance.
Colorado 1945
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Shoran trilateration network using baseline crossing technique as noted on image cgs01187. This was the first extensive trilateration work using electronic techniques that was ever accomplished. Carl Aslakson of the Coast and Geodetic Survey was in charge of the technical aspects of the work.
Florida, Bahamas 1947
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Pulling Shoran Station equipment and supplies up Cape Wrangell Peak during the installation of the first electronic navigation which used Shoran. This station was at over 1700 elevation.
Alaska, Aleutians, Attu, Cape Wrangell 1945
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Shoran antenna on Cape Wrangell.
Alaska, Aleutians, Attu, Cape Wrangell 1945
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Living and electronics hut for Shoran station on Cape Wrangell.
Alaska, Aleutians, Attu, Cape Wrangell 1945
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Off-loading material and supplies for Shoran Station at Cape Wrangell.
Alaska, Aleutians, Attu, Cape Wrangell 1945
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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL anchored in Tarr Inlet.
Alaska, Glacier Bay, Tarr Inlet 1936
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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL in front of Taku Glacier.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1937
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Hydrographic survey launch conducting sounding operations in front of Taku Glacier. Note man in sounding barrel on starboard side. He is casting a leadline to measure the depth.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1937
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Arnold Karo described this as: "Symbolic of Hoonah Tribe. Killer whale carved in the rocks. Icy Straits, Alaska. Perhaps someone could validate that. The crew of the WESTDAHL made several designs for hydrographic signals the season of 1936 including snake, anchor, and squirrel. See next three images.
Alaska, Hoonah area 1936
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Three signals designed by crew of WESTDAHL during hydrographic survey operations in Icy Straits area.
Alaska, Hoonah area 1936
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Snake and moonshine signal designed and whitewashed by WESTDAHL crew. Used for three-point sextant fix to help position the survey craft.
Alaska, Hoonah area 1936
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Anchor signal designed and whitewashed by WESTDAHL crew. Used for three-point sextant fix to help position the survey craft.
Alaska, Hoonah area 1936
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Squirrel signal designed and whitewashed by WESTDAHL crew. Used for three-point sextant fix to help position the survey craft.
Alaska, Glacier Bay area 1936
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Coast and Geodetic Survey headquarters on New Jersey Avenue with Capitol Building on right.
Washington, D.C. 1900?
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Crew of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL. Arnold Karo on the right.
Alaska, Glacier Bay, Tarr Inlet 1936
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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL silhouetted between icebergs in Bartlett Cove.
Alaska, Glacier Bay, Bartlett Cove 1936
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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL in front of Taku Glacier.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1937
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WESTDAHL in Glacier Bay.
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1936
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WESTDAHL in Glacier Bay.
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1936
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WESTDAHL crew members on iceberg in Muir Inlet.
Alaska, Glacier Bay, Muir Inlet 1936
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WESTDAHL crew members on iceberg in Glacier Bay.
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1936
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A temporary boundary marker between Canada and the United States
Alaska, Glacier Bay, Tarr Inlet 1936
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Tidal range at Anchorage. Low tide reading approximately 7.5 feet on the tide staff.
Alaska, Anchorage 1920?
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Tidal range at Anchorage. High tide reading approximately 41 feet on the tide staff.
Alaska, Anchorage 1920?
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First order leveling. Mechanized leveling with velocipede. Party of M. E. Lutz
South Carolina 1917
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Observer riding ahead. Level crew of W. H. Burger
Texas, Pittsburg area 1902
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Crew with motor velocipedes and inclined level. Party of J. D. Crichton
Oregon 1920

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