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

1900 thumbnail picture
RAINIER launch RA-6 approaching ship.
Alaska
1901 thumbnail picture
RAINIER survey launch conducting survey operations in close proximity to offshore rock.
Alaska
1902 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic survey operations on a NOAA Ship RAINIER survey launch.
Alaska
1903 thumbnail picture
Preparing to deploy oceanographic equipment from survey launch.
Alaska
1904 thumbnail picture
Preparing to deploy oceanographic equipment from survey launch.
Alaska
1905 thumbnail picture
RAINIER survey launch underway in a quiet cove.
Alaska
1906 thumbnail picture
Monitoring survey operations on a NOAA Ship RAINIER survey launch.
Alaska
1907 thumbnail picture
Deploying survey gear from stern of launch.
Alaska
1908 thumbnail picture
Securing the bow hook on a RAINIER survey launch being readied for pickup. Securing the bow hook is the most critical job in securing the launch prior to
Alaska
1909 thumbnail picture
Securing the stern hook of a RAINIER survey launch. This is done after the bow hook is secured.
Alaska
1910 thumbnail picture
Preparing to launch a NOAA ship RAINIER survey launch.
Alaska
1911 thumbnail picture
Launching a NOAA Ship RAINIER survey launch.
Alaska
1912 thumbnail picture
RAINIER launch RA-5 approaching ship.
2011
1913 thumbnail picture
A somewhat exaggerated model of the geoid developed by the University of Texas Center for Space Research and NASA.
2011
1914 thumbnail picture
Multi-beam imagery of sunken vessel.
2011
1915 thumbnail picture
Multi-beam imagery of sunken vessel.
2011
1916 thumbnail picture
An Army Corps of Engineers survey disk on a coast artilley installation at Dutch Harbor.
1917 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1918 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1919 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1920 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1921 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1922 thumbnail picture
Marvin Marker
1923 thumbnail picture
Visitors inspecting historic Coast and Geodetic Survey charts at San Francisco Exploratorium.
2013 April 17
1924 thumbnail picture
Early diagram of operation of multi-beam sounding system.
1987 circa
1925 thumbnail picture
Survivors of the shipwreck of the US Revenue Cutter TAHOMA on the bow of the USC&GS Ship PATTERSON being transported from Aleutian Islands.
1926 thumbnail picture
Copper plate engraving doodlings by James Whistler who learned copper plate engraving at the Coast Survey offices during a three-month period in 1854-1855.
1927 thumbnail picture
Headquarters Battery of the 16th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. Coast and Geodetic Survey officer Joseph Lushene was commanding officer of the 16th and fought through the Battle of the Bulge with this unit.
1928 thumbnail picture
Low tide in Passamaquoddy Bay. Operations of Office of Coast Survey Navigation Response Team.
Maine, Passamaquoddy Bay
1929 thumbnail picture
Tide gage leveling operations in Glacier Bay.
1930 thumbnail picture
Tide gage leveling operations in Glacier Bay.
1931 thumbnail picture
Tide gage leveling operations in Glacier Bay.
1932 thumbnail picture
Establishing a horizontal control station. A perhaps optimistic solar electric panel is in the foreground, a GPS receiver is on the yellow tripod, and a transmitting unit sending corrections to the ship is on the white tripod.
1933 thumbnail picture
Home of Carl Mast and his family in the Philippine Islands during his 1930's tour of duty.
1936 ca.
1934 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey officers and their wives at a New Year's Eve party, ca. 1936.
1936 ca.
1935 thumbnail picture
1943 equivalent of an ROV, a towed trailer that was home sweet home for Carl Mast and his family during a WW II geodesy tour.
1943 ca.
1936 thumbnail picture
1943 equivalent of an ROV, a towed trailer that was home sweet home for Carl Mast and his family during a WW II geodesy tour.
1943 ca.
1937 thumbnail picture
A shady camping area used by Carl Mast and his family as a temporary home during a stint in geodesy in the early 1940's. His trailer is the one to the right in the photo.
1943 ca.
1938 thumbnail picture
Nancy Mast, daughter of Carl Mast, at a field camp at Sioux Falls, Iowa, during her father's 1940's stint in geodesy. A Coast and Geodetic Survey truck is in the background.
1943 ca.
1939 thumbnail picture
Nancy Mast and Mrs. Mast at a campground? in north central North Dakota. Sometimes living conditions were a little on the primitive side for the geodetic field crews and their families.
1943 ca.
1940 thumbnail picture
Recovering survey launch on NOAA Ship RAINIER.
2013 June 16
1941 thumbnail picture
Looking astern from NOAA ship FAIRWEATHER survey launch on a glorious late spring day.
2013 June 16
1942 thumbnail picture
Barge imaged by NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER multi-beam system at 90-meters water depth. This barge was sunk intentionally to form an artificial reef.
2014
1943 thumbnail picture
Monitoring survey operations on a NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER survey launch. Hydrographic Survey Technician Joy Nalley on watch. Dana teaches at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School.
2014 June 25
1944 thumbnail picture
Mark Bradley, hydrographic survey technician, using 3D imagery to confirm uncharted rock in navigational waters. Operations on NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER. Dana teaches at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School.
2014 June 26
1945 thumbnail picture
NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Bradley with Ensign Joe Brinkley repairing horizontal control station at Cape Kaguyak. Operations on NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER. Dana teaches at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School.
2014 June 28
1946 thumbnail picture
NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Bradley reading tide staff at Japanese Bay. Dana teaches at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School.
2014 June 28
1947 thumbnail picture
Installing tide gage at low tide. Algae and barnacle encrusted boulders make traversing this area a challenge. Drill is used to install tidal benchmarks.
1948 thumbnail picture
Ensign Micki Ream working on survey planning on NOAA Ship RAINIER.
1949 thumbnail picture
GOES satellite antenna and solar panel used in transmitting tidal data to satellite and thence to processing center.
2014 April 30

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