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

1550 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Bud Nixon and Chief Oceanographer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Dr. Harris B. Stewart, look on as electronics package of Roberts Radio Current Meter Buoy is prepared on the USC&GS Ship MARMER.
1551 thumbnail picture
Current buoy in Charleston Harbor
1962
1552 thumbnail picture
Current buoy maintenance on the USC&GS Ship MARMER
1553 thumbnail picture
Current buoy maintenance on the USC&GS Ship MARMER
1554 thumbnail picture
Preparing to drop current pole measuring device astern by party of Jean Hawley.
1915
1555 thumbnail picture
Deployment of Roberts Radio Current meter from USC&GS MARMER
1556 thumbnail picture
Diver helping guide Roberts Radio Current Meter and keeping various wires from getting tangled.
1557 thumbnail picture
Deployment of Roberts Radio Current meter from USC&GS MARMER
1963
1558 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart in wet suit assisting with current meter deployment.
1559 thumbnail picture
Electronic technician Angelo Ferrara on left checking various electrical connections during Roberts Radio Current Meter deployment.
1560 thumbnail picture
Deployment of Roberts Radio Current meter
1561 thumbnail picture
Dr. Harris B. Stewart helping deploy Roberts Radio Current Meter from USC&GS Ship EXPLORER during Gulf Stream observations
1960
1562 thumbnail picture
Dr. Harris B. Stewart helping deploy Roberts Radio Current Meter from USC&GS Ship EXPLORER during Gulf Stream observations. Commander David Whipp looking up in center background.
1960
1563 thumbnail picture
Current pole measurements by seaman using stop watch to determine velocity of current as pole carries out line.
1564 thumbnail picture
Deploying Roberts Radio Current Meter from USC&GS Ship EXPLORER during Gulf Stream observations
1565 thumbnail picture
Deploying Roberts Radio Current Meter from USC&GS Ship GILBERT
Virginia, Little Creek
1566 thumbnail picture
Ensign George Maul inspecting Roberts Radio Current Meter on board USC&GS Ship EXPLORER.
Virginia, Little Creek
1567 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart inspecting air supply prior to diving from USC&GS Ship GILBERT near Little Creek.
Virginia, Little Creek
1568 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart preparing for scuba diving operation from USC&GS Ship GILBERT
Virginia, Little Creek
1569 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart preparing for scuba diving operation from USC&GS Ship GILBERT
Virginia, Little Creek
1570 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart preparing for scuba diving operation from USC&GS Ship GILBERT
Virginia, Little Creek
1571 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart preparing for scuba diving operation from USC&GS Ship GILBERT. Pre-dive checkout of Roberts Radio Current Meter.
Virginia, Little Creek
1572 thumbnail picture
Preparing for diving operations in support of current meter operations from USC& GS Ship GILBERT.
Virginia, Little Creek
1573 thumbnail picture
Harris B. Stewart proceeding over the side of a launch at Swan Island during EXPLORER trip from Seattle to Norfolk.
Swan Island, Caribbean
1574 thumbnail picture
Underwater current meter maintenance from USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER . This is among the earliest of underwater color photographs taken by a NOAA ancestor agency.
Gulf of Mexico 1958
1575 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER at Roberts Radio Current Meter buoy while divers perform underwater maintenance.
1576 thumbnail picture
Card enclosed in drift bottle directing finder to break the bottle.
1960 circa
1577 thumbnail picture
Drift bottle information to be furnished by finder and returned to Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1960 circa
1578 thumbnail picture
Perhaps the last drift bottle that will ever be found. All drift bottle records have been closed for years so the exact location and even ship that launched Drift Bottle 17465 is unknown. It is probable that it was launched from either the EXPLORER or PATHFINDER in the 1950's or 1960's. It is remarkable that the bottle survived for close to fifty years.
2011
1579 thumbnail picture
Preparing drift bottles for launching from USC&GS Ship EXPLORER.
1960
1580 thumbnail picture
Oceanographer Michael Slapsys launching a drift bottle from the USC&GS Ship EXPLORER. Photo #1.
1960
1581 thumbnail picture
Oceanographer Michael Slapsys launching a drift bottle from the USC&GS Ship EXPLORER. Photo #2.
1960
1582 thumbnail picture
Roberts Radio Current Meter woes being attended to in the Gulf Stream. Apparently either a problem with retrieval or deployment. Harris B. Stewart in foreground striped shirt, while Commander David Whipp (scrambled eggs) looks on.
1960
1583 thumbnail picture
Captain Crosby, Chief of the Tides and Currents Division of the USC&GS, looks on as Roberts Radio Current Meter is deployed. Looks a little breezy out there as Captain Crosby has his hat secured with the chin strap. He went on this expedition as an observer.
North Carolina, Gulf Stream 1960
1584 thumbnail picture
Approaching Air Force early warning radar tower off Georges Shoal during survey operations from USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER. This site was Texas Tower #2.
Massachusetts, Georges Shoal 1958
1585 thumbnail picture
Diver heads over the side of survey launch during 1958 survey of Georges Shoal.
Massachusetts, Georges Shoal 1958
1586 thumbnail picture
Approaching Texas Tower #2 on Georges Shoal to pick up personnel during survey operations.
Massachusetts, Georges Shoal
1587 thumbnail picture
Diver assisting with obstruction removal from wire drag vessel.
New York, Sayville, Great South Bay
1588 thumbnail picture
Installation of gear used for observing currents with Gurley Meter.
1589 thumbnail picture
Preparing to hoist current meter buoy aboard USC&GS ship
Alaska, Southeast
1590 thumbnail picture
USC&GS ensign using marigram tide tabulating machine.
1591 thumbnail picture
Illustration detailing the difference between old hand-scaling of marigrams vs. use of new electronic marigram scanning machine.
1592 thumbnail picture
Placing marker buoys in water, purpose not noted on photograph.
1593 thumbnail picture
Deployed marker buoy.
1594 thumbnail picture
Deploying Pillsbury current meter from USC&GS Steamer BLAKE for Gulf Stream studies in Anegada Passage.
Caribbean Sea, Anegada Passage 1888 circa
1595 thumbnail picture
Deploying Pillsbury current meter from USC&GS Steamer BLAKE for Gulf Stream studies.
Virginia, off Cape Henry 1889
1596 thumbnail picture
Pole, line, and pelorus for observing direction and rate of current after deploying from anchored launch.
1915 circa
1597 thumbnail picture
Deploying Price Current Meter.
1930 circa
1598 thumbnail picture
Observer monitoring deployed Price Current meter.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1932
1599 thumbnail picture
"Counting the clicks." The number of clicks heard in a given time was a measure of the velocity of the current.
1935 circa

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