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

1800 thumbnail picture
McMillin and Altizer at Strawberry Camp.
1801 thumbnail picture
Carrying coal for heat - seems a little strange - wonder how they got the coal? The nets on their heads are to protect them from biting hordes of "white sock" flies, also paradoxically called "black flies."
1802 thumbnail picture
The remains of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON - one of the great ships of the USC&GS. See: image theb0376 . This ship had been sold in 1919 and was being used as barge when lost near Cape Fairweather in November 1938, within twenty miles of its first survey which was done in 1885.
1803 thumbnail picture
The remains of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON - one of the great ships of the USC&GS. See: image theb0376 . This ship had been sold in 1919 and was being used as barge when lost near Cape Fairweather in November 1938, within twenty miles of its first survey which was done in 1885.
1804 thumbnail picture
The remains of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON - one of the great ships of the USC&GS. See: image theb0376 . This ship had been sold in 1919 and was being used as barge when lost near Cape Fairweather in November 1938, within twenty miles of its first survey which was done in 1885.
1805 thumbnail picture
The remains of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON - one of the great ships of the USC&GS. See: image theb0376 . This ship had been sold in 1919 and was being used as barge when lost near Cape Fairweather in November 1938, within twenty miles of its first survey which was done in 1885.
1806 thumbnail picture
Preparing skids to launch survey boats
1950 circa
1807 thumbnail picture
Launching survey boat with Shoran antenna
1950 circa
1808 thumbnail picture
Survey launch and skiff in water
1950 circa
1809 thumbnail picture
Hauling survey launch out of water
1950 circa
1810 thumbnail picture
Tigvariak Island main camp for hydrographic and geodetic survey crews
1950 circa
1811 thumbnail picture
Outside the mess hall at Tigvariak Island - sign reads: "ULCER GULCH Through these portals pass the most beautiful beans in the world."
1950 circa
1812 thumbnail picture
Aerial view of Tigvariak Island camp. Survey boats are on shore to left of town
1950 circa
1813 thumbnail picture
AARGH Matey! Aye the Coast Survey signed many a pirate in its day.
1950 circa
1814 thumbnail picture
Survey launch "Fair Dinkum" being prepared for launching. Although at 70 North Latitude on the north slope of Alaska, fair dinkum is Australian slang for "real " or "speaking the truth". This boat discovered Dinkum Sands which led to a long dispute between the state of Alaska and the federal government concerning mineral royalty rights.
1950 circa
1815 thumbnail picture
The survey launch Fair Dinkum underway in the Beaufort Sea
1950 circa
1816 thumbnail picture
Seaplane landed at Tigvariak Island with survey launches at anchor offshore.
1950 circa
1817 thumbnail picture
AARGH Matey! We be digging for buried treasure here. Not really - just digging an anchor hole for a visual signal for both geodetic and hydrographic survey purposes.
1950 circa
1818 thumbnail picture
Lt.(j.g.) Harley Nygren outside a wanigan, a portable sled mounted shelter.
1950 circa
1819 thumbnail picture
Two boats carrying native Americans - first boat equipped with outboard motor towing the second boat.
1950 circa
1820 thumbnail picture
Walking a skiff into shore from the seaplane. Very shallow water as seen by individual wading in vicinity of seaplane.
1950 circa
1821 thumbnail picture
Getting ready to take skiffs out for work day.
1950 circa
1822 thumbnail picture
Tree with scaffolding used for signal and observing stand on Philippine island.
1915 circa
1823 thumbnail picture
Son of tribal chieftain used as guide by Coast and Geodetic Survey officers in remote area of the Philippine Islands.
1915 circa
1824 thumbnail picture
Jolly boatmen - probably off the USC&GS WESTDAHL
1937 circa
1825 thumbnail picture
Navigational aid - front range marker
1826 thumbnail picture
Preferred channel buoy with red top meaning pass buoy to starboard side when returning from sea.
1827 thumbnail picture
Daymark indicating keep aid to starboard when returning from sea.
1828 thumbnail picture
Daymark indicating keep aid to port when returning from sea.
1829 thumbnail picture
Daymark indicating keep aid to starboard when returning from sea.
1830 thumbnail picture
Channel indicating tight turn to starboard past second red buoy as next buoy in sight, a green buoy, must be kept to port when proceeding inbound.
1831 thumbnail picture
Range markers noting channel center when entering Panama Canal from Pacific side.
1832 thumbnail picture
Tidal overfall known as "Reversing Falls" in Cobscook Bay.
Maine, Cobscook Bay 2009 November 3
1833 thumbnail picture
Tidal overfall known as "Reversing Falls" in Cobscook Bay.
Maine, Cobscook Bay 2009 November 3
1834 thumbnail picture
Tidal overfall known as "Reversing Falls" in Cobscook Bay.
Maine, Cobscook Bay 2009 November 3
1835 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard boats working out of Eastport, Maine, assisting navigation response surveys and monitoring marine debris. Three fishing vessels had sunk in this area.
Maine, Cobscook Bay 2009 November 3
1836 thumbnail picture
Coast Guardsman checking sunken vessel prior to recovering as marine debris.
Maine, Cobscook Bay 2009 November 4
1837 thumbnail picture
NOAA Navigation Response Team member and Coast Guard personnel preparing for cooperative work outside of Eastport, Maine.
Maine, Eastport 2009 November 5
1838 thumbnail picture
NOAA Navigation Response Team members and gear associated with rapid response hydrographic surveys. They are staging from Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine.
Maine, Eastport 2009 November 5
1839 thumbnail picture
Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk, USN. Ira Falk recorded the portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said," The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1840 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1841 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1842 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1843 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1844 thumbnail picture
A cook on the PATHFINDER photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1845 thumbnail picture
A cook on the PATHFINDER photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1846 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1847 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1848 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa
1849 thumbnail picture
Unidentified sailor photographed by Photographers Mate Ira G. Falk. He recorded portraits of many of the men of the USS PATHFINDER of which it was said ,"The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts."
1944 circa

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