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

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Running hydrographic survey line.
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Running hydrographic survey line.
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Running along a vertical shoreline.
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The view from the survey launch in Muir Inlet, a glacial fjord in Glacier Bay.
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Besides staying on line, the coxswain of a modern survey launch has to monitor a number of parameters.
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Monitoring survey operations on a survey launch.
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Lieutenant Commander Mark Wetzler, operations officer on the FAIRWEATHER, fighting a losing battle with the mouse.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Checking depth with leadline at bow and stern while hung up on rock.
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Jensen survey launch underway.
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Wonder if this kelp is helping performance of hull-mounted sidescan unit.
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Running survey in close proximity to sheer cliffs. Looking at algae line indicates this is nearly at high tide.
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Electronic technicians making adjustments to hull-mounted sidescan sonar unit.
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Processing survey data in the plot room of the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
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Monitoring survey operations off Cape Prince of Wales, the westernmost point of North America.
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Study in gray - a gray survey launch on-line on a gray ocean with a gray sky.
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A digital terrain model of Ernest Sound. The area in deep blue has yet to be surveyed with modern multi-beam systems but the ledge and deep texture of most of the rest of the sound has been revealed by modern survey methods.
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Don't know who this guy is but maybe he/she was recruited prior to the beginning of the survey season.
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The forward end of a hull-mounted sidescan sonar unit that has struck an obstruction.
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Gettin' it on in a work boat used for reconnaissance, beach landings, tide gage installation, transporting work crews, etc.
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Survey boat working in close proximity to shoreline.
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RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) picking up shore work crew.
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Bow hook preparing to cast line aboard ship prior to securing hook.
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Inspecting bottom grab sample obtained during bottom sampling operations on ship.
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Bottom sampling operations in the Beaufort Sea.
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Viewing freshly obtained bottom sample material.
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Waiting to unload additional equipment for horizontal control station at low tide on a steep sided rock. The white stuff isn't paint. The boat has to wait for a swell to approach rock and quickly pass additonal gear ashore.
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Establishing horizontal control station on Coast Guard daymarker.
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Coast Guard daymarker at low tide.
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Coast Guard daymarker at a partial low tide.
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Determining position of Coast Guard day marker during shoreline mapping operations.
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Offloading equipment for horizontal control station from RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat).
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Coast Guard daymarker at half-tide.
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Coast Guard daymarker at a high tide. Apparently there was a small design error on this marker.
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Positioning National Ocean Service bench mark 9541A with GPS receiver. The center adjustable leg of GPS receiver is directly over the center of the mark.
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GPS satellite receiver unit set up over a bench mark. At first glance, appears to be a tripod. However, it has a fourth leg that is placed directly over the mark.
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Securing GPS satellite receiver unit on a windswept promontory.
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Leveling the center leg of a GPS satellite receiver unit to assure that it is directly over the mark.
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Leveling the center leg of a GPS satellite receiver unit to assure that it is directly over the mark.
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Grave of Karl Mueller, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. He and Maurice Rudisell died on May 28, 1938, as the result of a survey boat striking a previously unknown reef during survey operations.
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Memorial plaque for Karl Mueller at Dutch Harbor.
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Officers and crew of NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER tending to grave of Karl Mueller, who died in the line of duty surveying the shores of Alaska.
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Part of tide gauge installation. Notice tubing running from water onto shore. Algae covered rocks baring at low tide. Apparently a small slot in the rocks extends up to the tide staff so that it doesn't bare at low water.
2013 June 19
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Hydrographic Assistant Survey Technician (HAST) Curran conducting visual inspection of previously installed tide staff. Algae covered rocks baring at low tide. Apparently a small slot in the rocks extends up to the tide staff so that it doesn't bare at low water.
2013 June 19
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Lt. Mike Gonsalves taking tide staff observations at low water.
2013
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Leveling the tide staff to assure it hasn't moved vertically since installation. Teacher at Sea Rosalind Echols holding the level rod for the benchmark leveling process. In her words "It is incredibly difficult to hold 12 feet of leveling rod level."
2013
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Leveling the tide staff. Ensign Rosemary Abbitt pondering the next setup.
2013 June 19
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Ensign Rosemary Abbitt operating the level instrument during tide staff leveling operations.
2013 June 19

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