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

1400 thumbnail picture
Henry Albert training an Ethiopian triangulation observing crew. Conducting magnetic observations. L. G. Burdine and first-order leveling crew. Lt. MacDonald completing first-order astronomic observations with Bamberg transit.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1401 thumbnail picture
The computing office and tent at the triangulation party main camp. An observer's camp at a triangulation station. Ato Yohannes W.M. with observing equipment waiting for helicopter transportation.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1402 thumbnail picture
Tellurometer measurements from typical mountain top triangulation stations.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1403 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic investigations were made by the Geodetic Control Project of Lake Tana and Lake Awasa for Water Studies Project and Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1404 thumbnail picture
Level party base camp at Mendi in western Ethiopia. Triangulation observing crew packing instruments and equipment to a station. Triangulation observing crew clearing lines-of-sight.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1405 thumbnail picture
Bell 47J helicopters meeting truck convoy to transport crews to triangulation stations. Hiller 12E helicopter used by triangulation party. Bell 47G helicopter after crash near Fitchie. K. D. Barber, C&GS, standing beside wreck, was a passenger at the time of the crash.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1406 thumbnail picture
Triangulation party camp at Debre Markos Airport.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1407 thumbnail picture
Triangulation party mess tent. Level party mess tent with local chief visiting. Landrover vehicles, short and long bed pickups.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1408 thumbnail picture
Triangulation party office truck. The cargo space of a Dodge Power Wagon enclosed with wood and metal house. Wild geese for supper in triangulation camp . Landrovers and Dodge Power Wagon mess truck. Dodge Power Wagon and GMC 6 X 6's.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1409 thumbnail picture
Admiral Karo's last inspection of the project in November 1959. Allen Loren, Director USOM/E on the extreme right. Typical housing furnished C&GS families in Addis Ababa. Bullet hole in windshield of Landrover being driven y John Johnson on the afternoon of the coup d'etat of 14 December 1960.
Africa, Ethiopia 1960 circa
1410 thumbnail picture
Philadelphia Inquirer article and photos showing recovery of 1839 earthenware crock survey marker first established by Ferdinand Hassler, founder of the Coast Survey. The article confuses the Geodetic Survey with the United States Geological Survey which wasn't founded until 1878.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1411 thumbnail picture
Survey team recovering station Willow Grove 1839, an earthenware crock set by Ferdinand Hassler. The fact that it could be found and recovered is a tribute to the accuracy of the work of Hassler and his descendant surveyors of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1412 thumbnail picture
Earthenware crock buried and set as survey marker by Ferdinand Hassler at Station Willow Grove 1839. The fact that it could be found and recovered is a tribute to the accuracy of the work of Hassler and his descendant surveyors of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1413 thumbnail picture
Ralph Poust of the National Geodetic Survey on left admiring earthenware survey marker. This mark was set in 1839 by Ferdinand Hassler.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1414 thumbnail picture
Ralph Poust of the National Geodetic Survey admiring earthenware survey marker. This mark was set in 1839 by Ferdinand Hassler.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1415 thumbnail picture
Earthenware survey marker that cracked upon removal from ground. This mark was set in 1839 by Ferdinand Hassler.
Pennsylvania, Willow Grove 1979
1416 thumbnail picture
First Annual Report of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey following granting of independence.
Philippine Islands 1949
1417 thumbnail picture
Delegates to 8th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Andres Hizon, Director of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey is marked by X. Walter Lambert of the USC&GS is in center first row, 2 persons to right (in image, left in reality) of shortest individual who appears to be Captain Walter Bainbridge of the USC&GS.
Norway, Oslo. 1949
1418 thumbnail picture
Delegates to 8th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Andres Hizon, Director of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey is marked by X, King of Norway by Y.
Philippine Islands 1949
1419 thumbnail picture
LCI 1059 of the Philippine Navy used for visual inspection of lighthouses in Samar and Leyte.
Philippine Islands 1949 May
1420 thumbnail picture
The view looking towards Tacloban from San Juanico Strait while conducting lighthouse inspection.
Philippine Islands, San Juanico Strait 1949 May
1421 thumbnail picture
Catbalogan Lighthouse at the mouth of the Catbalogan River.
Philippine Islands, Samar 1949 May
1422 thumbnail picture
Allen Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, Samar 1949 May
1423 thumbnail picture
Allen Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, Samar 1949 May
1424 thumbnail picture
Cabra Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, Lubang Island 1949 May
1425 thumbnail picture
San Bernardino Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, San Bernardino Islet 1949 May
1426 thumbnail picture
San Bernardino Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, San Bernardino Islet 1949 May
1427 thumbnail picture
Malabrigo Lighthouse
Philippine Islands, Luzon, Malabrigo Point 1949 May
1428 thumbnail picture
Doodson-Lege tide predicting machine installed and used by the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Philippine Islands, Manila 1949
1429 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Model No. 158 complete with electrical equipment. Installed by personnel of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1430 thumbnail picture
Charles Wagner Offset proving press.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1431 thumbnail picture
Model CFF-P Seybold 64-inch standard cutter.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1432 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Excavation for the foundation. Photo #1 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1433 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Reinforcement of concrete foundation. Photo #2of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1434 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Concreting of foundation. Photo #3 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1435 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Placing the base of the press. Photo #4 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1436 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Installing the frame of the press. Photo #5 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1437 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Installing the frame of the delivery unit. Photo #6 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1438 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Installing the top frame. Photo #7 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1439 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Assembled delivery end of the press. Photo #8 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1440 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the skeleton cylinder. Photo #9 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1441 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Assembling the A-Frame to prepare for lifting press components to heavy to lift by hand. Photo #10 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1442 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the blanket cylinder. Photo #11 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1443 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the plate cylinder. Photo #12 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1444 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the inker and the water motion unit. Photo #13 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1445 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the registering mechanism. Photo #14 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1446 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press. Attaching the feeder. Photo #15 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1447 thumbnail picture
Installation of Harris-Offset Press.The assembled offset press. Photo #16 of sequence.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1448 thumbnail picture
Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey ship ALBER. On drydock at Engineer Island.
Philippine Islands, Manila
1449 thumbnail picture
Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel COWIE (U.S. Army Crash Boat C-456) . This vessel was named for United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Commander George D. Cowie who was killed in a Christmas Eve bombing raid of Manila in 1941. On drydock at Engineer Island.
Philippine Islands, Manila

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