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

1750 thumbnail picture
Mount Vsevidof seen from near the OK Bay camp on Umnak Island. The boat is checking a radio-acoustic ranging sonobuouy, used to help position the C&GS Ship SURVEYOR while it is conducting offshore sounding operations.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1751 thumbnail picture
W.H. Gholston helping set up tide gauge on Umnak Island.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1752 thumbnail picture
Dehart Serrill and Norman Calvan on wash day at the OK Bay hydrographic survey camp.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1753 thumbnail picture
The sleeping tent at the OK Bay camp.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1754 thumbnail picture
Chief cook Mauno at the OK Bay camp.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1755 thumbnail picture
Gholston, Serrill, Phelps, and Anderson at the OK Bay tent camp.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1756 thumbnail picture
W. H. Gholston - cleanup time at OK Bay camp.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1757 thumbnail picture
Mauno -the chief cook - washing clothes at OK Bay.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1758 thumbnail picture
Gene Phelps in front of an old native Aleut hut.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1759 thumbnail picture
Trying to catch fish in a fresh water stream on Umnak Island.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Umnak Island 1939
1760 thumbnail picture
Family and friends saying goodbyes from the pier as the SURVEYOR sets sail for Alaska
1940 April
1761 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR stopped by Canadian patrol in Canadian Inside Passage as Canada the British Commonwealth of Nations was at war with Germany at the time.
1762 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR stopped by Canadian patrol in Canadian Inside Passage as Canada the British Commonwealth of Nations was at war with Germany at the time.
1763 thumbnail picture
C&GS SURVEYOR Launch #4 away from ship for inshore survey work.
1764 thumbnail picture
Sounding launch approaching ship. Big Nix in the sounding bucket, Lt. Cdr Knox left rear in charge, Nordstrom coxswain, Kelly front with line, and unknown with back turned.
1765 thumbnail picture
Shore party returning to ship. Lieutenant Commander Robert Knox #1, W. H. Gholston #7.
1766 thumbnail picture
Motor launch alongside USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR - Kelly, Nix, Knox, and Nordstrom.
1767 thumbnail picture
Charlie Nordstrom, Larry Nelson, Joe Cartini, and Oscar Hagen preparing radio acoustic ranging sonobuoy.
1768 thumbnail picture
Deploying radio acoustic ranging buoy in the northeastern Gulf of Alaska off the USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR
1769 thumbnail picture
Ship's officers, Hubbard, Nelson, Knox and Reed taking horizontal sextant angles on starboard bridge wing of USC&GSS SURVEYOR. Probably determining position of radio acoustic ranging buoy as 4 angles would give multiple checks on position.
1770 thumbnail picture
Whale boat approaching shore while USC&GSS SURVEYOR lies to offshore.
1771 thumbnail picture
Whale boat coming into beach to offload personnel and supplies.
1772 thumbnail picture
Whale boat leaving beach.
1773 thumbnail picture
Whale boat landing (probably departing) in surf under oars - a lost art
1774 thumbnail picture
Whale boat landing in surf
1775 thumbnail picture
Whale boat landing in surf
1776 thumbnail picture
Whale boat landing in surf - dragging the boat up the beach.
1777 thumbnail picture
Supplies landed on beach in calm inside bay with USC&GSS SURVEYOR offshore.
1778 thumbnail picture
Whale boat departing beach. This is the same picture as image cgs01788. Looking at the image and general body language of all folks involved, this is probably the correct caption.
1779 thumbnail picture
Bear strolling along beach - a reminder that this was still a very wild coastline
1780 thumbnail picture
Bear tracks on the beach - a reminder that this was still a very wild coastline.
1781 thumbnail picture
Hiking to work station along beach. Probably going to do traverse work to establish visual hydrographic signals.
1782 thumbnail picture
Rowing across a fairly substantial river after building a signal along the Gulf of Alaska.
1783 thumbnail picture
Surveying along the beach with Mount Fairweather in the background.
1784 thumbnail picture
Tidal leveling work along the beach. Altizer the rodman, Lieutenant Glenn Moore running the level instrument, and Bothel (possibly recorder) sittin in the sand.
1785 thumbnail picture
Hopkin, Altizer, and Freddie - possibly a signal building crew or a tide gauge installation crew.
1786 thumbnail picture
Work party on beach taking a break
1787 thumbnail picture
Work party along beach crossing small stream with improvised foot bridge.
1788 thumbnail picture
Work party crossing small stream on improvised raft.
1789 thumbnail picture
Work party crossing small stream on improvised raft.
1790 thumbnail picture
Work party crossing small stream on improvised raft - perhaps a little too much weight.
1791 thumbnail picture
Work party crossing stream on improvised ferry operated by rope.
1792 thumbnail picture
Giving up on rafts and ferries and wading ice cold stream.
1793 thumbnail picture
Rigging a highline across a river for transporting men and equipment.
1794 thumbnail picture
Completed highline for river crossing.
1795 thumbnail picture
Surveyor crossing river on highline.
1796 thumbnail picture
Improvised driftwood bridge for river crossing.
1797 thumbnail picture
Strawberry Camp - radio antenna rigged for communication with ship.
1798 thumbnail picture
Level party in operation.
1799 thumbnail picture
Level party taking break on boulder beach. Probably tide gauge installed nearby.

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