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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
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3 views from the chart of "Reconnaissance of the Western Coast from San Francisco to San Diego." View of Pt. Conception bearing W. by S. 3 miles; View of Pt. Conception bearing S.E. by E. 12 miles; and View of Pt. Duma bearing East 10 miles.
California, San Francisco to San Diego 1852
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4 views from the chart of "Reconnaissance of the Western Coast from San Francisco to San Diego." View of Piedras Blancas; View of Moro Rock, Esteros Bay; View of Pt. Sal; and View of Pt. Arguilla.
California, San Francisco to San Diego 1852
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3 views from the chart of "Reconnaissance of the Western Coast from San Francisco to San Diego." View of Pt. Ano Nuevo; View of Pt. Pinos; and View of Pt. Sur bearing N.N.W. 1/4W. 4 miles.
California, San Francisco to San Diego 1852
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2 views from the chart of "Reconnaissance of the Western Coast from San Francisco to San Diego." View of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay showing Alcatraz and View of Pt. Piedras bearing N.N.W. 3 miles.
California, San Francisco to San Diego 1852
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Reconnaissance of the Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis . Obispo. Sheet J.
California 1852
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General Chart of the Coast from Gay Head to Cape Henlopen (from a triogonometrical survey). For an unfinished study of Ice Formation along Atlantic Coast. Note also tightening of contours at continental shelf break. This was the first nautical chart to show the rapid change in slope from the continental shelf to the continental slope at the "break."
California, Gay Head to Henlopen 1852
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5 Views from the "Chart of the Coast from Gay Head to Cape Henlopen." No.1 view off the Entrance to Block Island Sound b/w Montauk Pt. & Block Island; No.3 view off Navesink Highlands with Navesink Lights and Sandy Hook Fixed Light; No.4 view off Barnegat Inlet with Barnegat Fixed Light; No.5 & No.6 view of approach to Delaware Bay showing Cape May Lt.H. and Cape Henlopen Lt. H. and end of Cape.
California, Gay Head to Henlopen 1852
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2/3 right side of "General Chart of the Coast from Gay Head to Cape Henlopen", showing the color scales of the ice formation. Blue - Local Formation, Pink - Drifting Ice and Bluish Pink - Local Drift Formation.
California, Gay Head to Henlopen 1852
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Winter Harbor Maine. 1867. This chart is an early experiment in the use of color on charts in the United States Coast Survey.
Maine, Winter Harbor 1867
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Reconnaissance of the Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo, and San Luis Obispo.
California 1852
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Reconnaissance map of the Coast of Texas from Corpus Christi to Bolivar Peninsula.
Texas 1854
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Ohio River Sheet No. 1. Reconnaissance for the Mississippi Squadron Rear Admiral S. P. Lee Commanding. 1865.
Illinois, Kentucky 1865
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Reconnaissance map of the Coast of Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida from Isle Derniere to Pensacola.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida 1854
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Reconnaissance map from Sabine City, Texas, to Mobile Bay, Alabama by F. H. Gerdes.
Gulf Coast Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama 1854
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Topographic sheet of "Site of the City of San Francisco and Its Vicinity" probably by Augustus Rodgers.
California, San Francisco 1853
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Sketch diagrams of the results of the "Gulf Stream Explorations", showing Section 5 off Charleston, SC., Section off St. Simon's I. GA., and Section off Cape Canaveral, FL.
1853
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Chart of "City of San Francisco and Its Vicinity".
California, San Francisco 1853
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Sketch A Survey of "Minots Ledge off Boston Harbor", showing the site for a Light House. Includes hydrographic profiles of Outer Minots and Inner Minots.
Massachusettes, Boston Harbor 1853
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Drawing of the "Self-Registering Tide Gauge", devised by Joseph Saxton for the use of the US Coast Survey, illustrating the horizontal plan, rear elevation and side elevation of the tide gauge.
1853
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Portland Harbor Maine. Corrected to 1870.
Maine, Portland 1870
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Pacific Coast Lower California from Cerros (Cedros) Island to San Diego 1874. by N. compass at 5 miles; a view of Destruction I. by N.W. compass at 6 miles; and a view showing Sail Rock & Pt. Grenville
Mexico, Baja California 1874
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Carte Generale de Guadelupe 1875. Offshore Work 1878-79. Line F. U. S. C. & G. Steamer BLAKE.
Caribbean Sea,Guadelupe Island 1879
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Survey Map Gulf Stream No 1 showing the positions and comparison of observations of temperature in the Gulf Stream in 1845, '6, '7, '8, '53, & '54.
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream 1854
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Colored Diagram of "Comparison of depths on the line of deepest water in Maffitts Channel, as suveyed in 1850, 1852 & 1854."
South Carolina, Maffitt's Channel 1854
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Sketch E, map of "Comparison of Maffitt's Channel, Charleston Harbor."
South Carolina, Maffitt's Channel 1854
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Title block of the hydrographic survey H-406 of "Two Lines of Deep Sea Soundings to the Southward of Nantucket." Noted number of miles run deep sea soundings, 207.0.
Massachusetts, Nantucket offshore 1853
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Hydrographic sheet H-406 of "Two Lines of Deep Sea Soundings to the Southward of Nantucket.", expressed in fathoms
Massachusetts, Nantucket offshore 1853
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Title block of the hydrographic sheet H-406 of "Two Lines of Deep Sea Soundings to the Southward of Nantucket."
Massachusetts, Nantucket offshore 1853
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Title block of original Chart of the hydrographic survey H-457 of "Stellwagen's Bank, Massachusetts Bay." Discovered in October 1854.
Massachusetts, Stellwagen Bank 1854
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Original hydrographic survey H-457 of "Stellwagen's Bank, Massachusetts Bay." Discovered in October 1854. Note number of miles run while sounding, 380.
Massachusetts, Stellwagen Bank 1854
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Original hydrographic survey H-457 of "Stellwagen's Bank, Massachusetts Bay." Discovered in October 1854.
Massachusetts, Stellwagen Bank 1854
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Mapping of changes in Maffitt's Channel, Sullivan's Island, Charleston Harbor.
South Carolina, Sullivan's Island 1855
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Title block of Anacapa Island, topographic sheet T-555, by W. M. Johnson, Sub-Assistant.
California, Anacapa Island, Channel Islands 1855
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Anacapa Island showing incredible detail. Surveyed by W. M. Johnson, Sub- Assistant, U.S. Coast Survey.
California, Anacapa Island, Channel Islands 1855
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Survey of California coast from Santa Clara River to Hueneme by Sub-Assistant W.M. Johnson, U.S. Coast Survey. Topographic Sheet T-576. Note configuration of estuaries and wetlands.
California, southern 1855
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Published chart of the Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States (Northern Sheet) from Umpquah River to the Boundary." Surveyed by Lieut. James Alden, USN, Assistant in the Coast Survey. This work was done off the Coast Survey Steamer ACTIVE.
Washington and Oregon coast 1855
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View of Entrance to Columbia River, Cape Disappointment E. by N. (Compass) dist. 10 miles. Also shows Mt. St. Helens, Pt. Adams, and other prominent points.
Washington coast 1855
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Views of Tatoosh Island and Cape Flattery, Flattery Rocks, Destruction Island, Sail Rock, and Pt. Grenville from the 1855 reconnaissance chart. Note lighthouse on Tatoosh Island.
Washington coast 1855
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Views of Tillamook Head, Cape Lookout, and Cape Perpetua.
Oregon coast 1855
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Preliminary chart of Doboy Bar and Inlet, Georgia. Surveyed by Lieut. T. A. Craven USN Assistant in the Coast Survey. Sketch E No. 8 Annual Report of the Coast Survey for 1855.
Georgia 1855
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Reconnaissance of Romerly Marshes, Georgia. Triangulation by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The hydrography was by Lieut. John Maffitt, USN, Assistant Coast Survey.
Georgia 1855
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Mapping of changes in Maffitt's Channel, Sullivan's Island, Charleston Harbor. This sheet compares both changes in bottom configuration and changes in shoreline on Sullivan's Island. The years of comparison are 1850, 1855, and 1856.
South Carolina, Charleston
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Stellwagen's and other dangerous ledges near Cohasset. Boston Bay. Surveyed by the hydrographic party under the command of Commander H. S. Stellwagen. Hydrographic Survey H-582.
Massachusetts, Boston area 1856
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Title block to Hydrographic Survey H-582. Stellwagen's and other dangerous ledges near Cohasset. Boston Bay. Surveyed by the hydrographic party under the command of Commander H. S. Stellwagen.
Massachusetts, Boston area
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Two views of the entrance to Charleston Harbor including Fort Sumter. From Preliminary Chart of Charleston Harbor and Its Approaches.
South Carolina, Charleston 1858
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Preliminary Survey of Anacapa Island and East End of Santa Cruz Island. There is a view of the Eastern extremity of Anacapa Island but it does not appear to be either engraved or to have been produced by James Whistler.
California, Anacapa Island 1856
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Map of the World on a Polyconic Development of the Sphere
1856
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Map of a Part of the Coast of California from Hueneme eastward to Point Mugu. Surveyed by W. M. Johnson in 1857. Topographic sheet T-893. West half.
California, Southern 1857
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Map of a Part of the Coast of California from Hueneme eastward to Point Mugu. Surveyed by W. M. Johnson in 1857. Topographic sheet T-893. East half.
California, Southern 1857
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Deep Sea Soundings Showing the Approaches to the Coast of South Carolina. Surveyed by the Hydrographic Party under the Command of Lieut. J. N. Maffitt.
South Carolina, offshore 1857

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