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

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Sheet No. 3, the west center sheet of six of New York Bay and Harbor including Staten Island, the Narrows (Verrazano Narrows today), and the western part of channels leading over Sandy Hook Bar.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Blowup of area in vicinity of channels over Sandy Hook Bar showing selected soundings, various banks and bars, white and black buoys, directions of currents , stippling for sand and mud, and bottom characteristics.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Sheet No. 4, the east center sheet of six of New York Bay and Harbor including Gedney's Channel, the newly discovered channel into New York Harbor, Coney Island, and Rockaway Beach.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Sheet No. 4, blowup of Gedney's Channel area and other channels.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Sheet No. 5, the NW sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor. This sheet includes the Hudson River north of The Narrows, lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Governors Island, Ellis Island, and Bedloe's Island.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Sheet no. 6, the NE sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor. This sheet includes eastern Manhattan, the East River, Brooklyn, Jamaica Bay, and western Long Island. The topographic detail on this sheet is amazing.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Petaluma and Napa Creeks 1861. Re-issued 1882 with Aids to Navigation corrected to 1885.
Maryland, Annapolis 1885
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A park designed by Henry Whiting perhaps as an example of topographical drawing.
Maryland, Annapolis Undated
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Copy of sketch map by Captain J. L. Folsom of the U.S. Topographical Engineers of the vicinity of the Golden Gate and present day San Francisco. John Ross Key, a nephew of Francis Scott Key and a draftsman in the Coast Survey, copied the map for the archives of the Coast Survey.
California, San Francisco 1846
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Field map of line of soundings offshore from Cape Henlopen, Delaware Bay. In the far SE corner, the break in soundings from 85 fathoms to 145 fathoms is one of the earliest indications of the continental shelf break.
Delaware, Offshore 1847 ca.
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Hydrographic survey of the Anchorage at Monterey showing the Presidio. Location of kelp is shown as well as general configuration of coastline. By Lieutenant Henry A. Wise, USN. USN Survey.
California, Monterey 1847
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Title block to "Offshore Soundings south of Cape Henlopen." These were among the first offshore soundings to show the continental shelf break.
Delaware, Offshore 1847
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Airway Map No. 135 Salt Lake City Utah to Boise Idaho May 1930.
Massachusetts, Nantucket Shoals 1930
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Airway Map No. 137-A December 1930. The Columbia River Gorge. First Edition.
Massachusetts, Nantucket Shoals 1930
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Sketch of Charleston Harbor showing triangulation by Charles Boutelle.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1849
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Title block to "the North Side of Charleston Harbor."
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1849
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A sketch of "Reconnaissance of Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay & Cards Sound." Sketch F of Annual Report for 1849 showing triangulation completed to 1849.
Florida, Biscayne Bay 1849
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Hydrographic survey H-240. "Reconnaissance of the West Coast from Monterey to the Columbia River" by the party under Lt. William P. McArthur. .
California, West Coast 1850
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Preliminary survey H-590 of "The Approaches to D'Wamish Bay, Washington Ter."
Washington, D'Wamish Bay 1856
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Section of the Preliminary survey H-590 of "The Approaches to D'Wamish Bay, Washing Ter." Note Seattle on the east side of the bay.
Washington, D'Wamish Bay 1856
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Sketch F No.4 of "Proposed Base at Cape Florida".
Florida, Cape Florida 1850
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Sketch F No.3 of "Proposed Base at Cape Sable, Florida."
Florida, Cape Sable 1850
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Embracing surveys of the "Farallones Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straights of Carquines and Suisun Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers" by Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander U.S. Navy. This was a privately produced map as it is inscribed to William H. Aspinwall, Esq.
California, San Francisco 1850
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Hydrographic Survey Sheet No.3 to reconnoissance of the "Western Coast of the United States from Monterey to the Columbia River." See image cgs05068 for a rough draft of this chart.
California, Western Coast 1850
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Chart of "The Farallones and Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco" by Cadwalader Ringgold. This was a privately produced chart to accompany the chart shown in image cgs05073.
California, San Francisco 1850
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View from the chart of "The Farallones Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco" showing an engraved view of a sailing vessel entering the Golden Gate .
California, San Francisco 1850
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Original topographic survey T-941 of "City of San Francisco and its Vicinity" by Augustus F. Rodgers, Assistant Coast Survey. The title block is covered over with a note showing the reservoirs in the area and there are a number of notes that appear to be in George Davidson's handwriting on the bottom of the sheet.
California, San Francisco 1853
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2 views: one view showing "Rosario Strait and Canal De Haro from Gulf of Georgia." while another view showing where "the N.W. Boundary between U.S. and British Columbia Possessions strikes the main land in Simiahmoo Bay, and Range for entering inner Harbor (Spit and Bluff)." These views were probably drawn by either William B. McMurtrie or James Madison Alden while on the CS ship ACTIVE.
Washington, Rosario Strait & Simiahmoo Bay 1856 ca.
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Hydrographic survey H-241 of "Coast of California, Point Pinos to Cape Mendocino ." This survey was conducted by Lt. W.P. McArthur on the EWING and includes a pencil sketch of the entrance to the Golden Gate probably by William B. McMurtrie.
California, Point Pinos to Cape Mendocino 1851
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Hydrographic survey H-242 of "Coast of California Line of Soundings from Cape Mendocino to Coquille River." This survey was conducted by Lt. William P. McArthur on the CS schooner EWING.
California, Cape Mendocino to Coquille River 1851
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"Mouth of Columbia River" from a preliminary survey, including a view of the Entrance of Columbia River-Cape Hancock or Disappointment E. by N. (compass) 12 Statute Miles." See cgs05094 for preliminary sketch of this area. The survey was conducted by Lt. W.P. McArthur and Lt. Washington Bartlett from the Coast
Oregon, Columbia River 1851
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View of the "Entrance of Columbia River-Cape Hancock or Disappointment E. by N. (compass) 12 Statute Miles." This view was probably produced by William B. McMurtrie. It is notable for its magnificent cloud formations and view of the then perfectly conical Mt. St. Helens.
Oregon, Columbia River 1851
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Sketch J No.8. Preliminary Survey of "Humboldt Bay." Including a view of "Red Bluff, Entrance of the Humboldt Bay S.E. 1/2 E. (Compass) 2 1/2 miles." Surveyed by Lieutenant James Alden, USN.
California, Humboldt Bay 1851
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View of "Red Bluff, Entrance Humboldt Bay S.E. 1/2 E. (Compass) 2 1/2 miles." Probably drawn by William B. McMurtrie.
California, Humboldt Bay 1851
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Topographic survey T-331 of "Galveston Bay from D. Harris' to Lawrence Cove", made by J.M. Wampler in January, February, March, April and May, 1851.
Texas, Galveston Bay 1851
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Expanded view of Topographic Survey T-331 of "Galveston Bay". Note little mark above the O in Jacinto. See image cgs05087.
Texas, Galveston Bay 1851
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A sketch of a ship was found on Topographic Survey T-331 of "Galveston Bay". This vessel was probably the Coast Survey Schooner NYMPH, under the command of Sub-Assistant J. Morris Wampler who used this vessel for transportation and living quarters during his survey of Galveston Bay. Wampler is one of the few Coast Surveyors who joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Texas, Galveston Bay 1851
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Sketch of ship discovered on Topographical Survey T-331 of "Galveston Bay." This vessel was probably the Coast Survey Schooner NYMPH, under the command of Sub-Assistant J. Morris Wampler who used this vessel for transportation and living quarters during his survey of Galveston Bay. Wampler is one of the few Coast Surveyors who joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Texas, Galveston Bay 1851
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Route Chart 2203 Northeast United States (Fargo-Boston-Kansas City- Washington). March 22, 1950.
New York, Hart & City Island 1851
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The Harbor of New Bedford. U.S.C.& G.S. Chart No. 350. (Date of first publication 1846).
Maine, Richmond's Island Harbor 1893?
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Route Chart 2204. Western United States (Seattle-San Diego-Helena-Tucson) June 16, 1950.
Connecticut, Sachem's Head Harbor 1950
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Sketch J No. 7 of "San Diego Entrance and Approaches" from a Trigonometrical Survey of the United States, depicting sailing directions.
California, San Diego 1851
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Sketch J No. 6 of "San Francisco Bay" showing surveys of sites for Light Houses and for Military and Naval purposes.
California, San Francisco Bay 1851
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Sketch K of the preliminary survey of the "Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory" by William P. McArthur. Although not shown, Washington Bartlett did a significant part of this work. A. M. Harrison did the topography in the inset for Cape Hancock. This illustration appeared in the 1850 Annual Report and was the first work done in Oregon Territory. See cgs05081 for finished chart.
Oregon, Columbia River 1850
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Sketch of "Cape Hancock", series 2 of 4
Oregon, Cape Hancock 1851
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Map of "Cape Hancock, Oregon", showing the proposed site of a Light House. This map was produced by A.M. Harrison, with James Lawson one of the pioneer Coast Survey topographers on the West Coast.
Oregon, Cape Hancock 1851
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Light House Sketch of "Cape Hancock", series 4 of 4. See image cgs05096.
Oregon, Cape Hancock 1851
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Sketch of "Charleston Harbor", exhibiting the normal Course and Velocity of the Tidal Current at Flood from observations by Lieut. J.N. Maffitt. This is a fairly sophisticated attempt at showing the nature of tidal flow. John Maffitt among the most knowledgeable and successful of Coast Survey hydrographers. He became a very successful Confederate blockade runners and commerce raider.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1851
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Although titled "Track of U.S. Coast Survey Schooner Ewing", this is a preliminary version of the chart of the Mouth of the Columbia River. See image cgs05081.
Oregon, Cape Hancock 1851
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A preliminary sketch showing the relationship of the Farallon Islands to the entrance to the Golden Gate.
California, Farallon Islands 1851

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