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

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In Sandy's immediate aftermath, NOAA survey vessels responded to calls for assistance from storm-ravaged areas of New York, New Jersey, Delaware Bay, and Virginia. This navigation response team cleared a path to launch at Marcus Hook on the Delaware river southwest of Philadelphia.
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NOAA Navigation Response Team launching survey vessel in Cobscook Bay in 2010.
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Most mariners now use Print-on-Demand nautical charts that are up-to-date to the moment of printing.
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U.S. Power Squadron members and others report wrecks and other potential navigation dangers to NOAA, and cartographers update the nautical chart. These are real-time displays from a January 16 hydrographic survey, as NOAA survey vessel BAY HYDROGRAPHER II confirmed the location of a reported wreck in Chesapeake Bay.
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NOAA Corps Ensign Lindsey Norman retrieves a side scan sonar unit that NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON used to survey the Hudson River on a post-Sandy survey to allow fuel barge traffic to resume.
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Survey launch from NOAA Ship RAINIER in Burroughs Bay, Alaska. Monitoring survey operations.
2013 June 16
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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Field camp of French geodesists completing the observations for a geodetic junction between Europe and Africa. In: La Nature 1880.
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A vehicle discovered by Office of Coast Survey Navigation Response Team 1 that was upside down in Panama City's West Bay Creek. The car was a 2007 Ford Focus. No human remains were found associated with the vehicle.
Florida, Panama City 2014 April 8
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Deploying Klein 7800 sidescan from stern of NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
2012 August 2
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Pilot's view of the ship channel in Lake Calcasieu leading to Lake Charles.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2013 June 26
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NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Clark with Ensign Joe Brinkley, NOAA Corps, repairing horizontal control station.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Cape Kaguyak
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Survey launches returning to NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
Alaska, Kodiak Island area
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Assistant Survey Tech Eli Smith sets up for a leveling tide staff while Ensign Micki Ream prepares for data collection.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Terror Bay 2014 August 28
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Chief Survey Tech Jim Jacobson and Assistant Survey Tech Thomas Burrows installing the Terror Bay tide staff during low tide.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Terror Bay 2014 August 29
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MVP (Moving vessel profiler) secured on deck. This instrument is used to measure conductivity and temperature versus depth as a vessel is underway.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Kupreanof Strait 2014 September 2
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Sidescan sonar image of seafloor. Note object in center bottom of sidescan image. Its arcuate shape suggests possible man-made object. Such shapes and features require additional investigation.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Kupreanof Strait 2014 September 2
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A tide gauge and horcon station (horizontal control) being set up in Terror Bay.
2014 August 30
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NOAA Ship RAINIER project area in summer of 2014.
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Multi-beam survey vs. single beam survey coverage.
2014
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Albert Boschke's map of the District of Columbia. Boschke produced this map while moonlighting. He was cartographer with the C&GS. This map was considered so accurate and the placement of buildings and other cultural objects so precise, that the Army confiscated the map and the accompanying copper plates at the beginning of the Civil.
Washington, D. C. 1861
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Albert Boschke's map of the District of Columbia. Boschke produced this map while moonlighting. He was cartographer with the C&GS. This map was considered so accurate and the placement of buildings and other cultural objects so precise, that the Army confiscated the map and the accompanying copper plates at the beginning of the Civil.
Washington, D. C. 1861
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Title page of computation book of ' Triangles for the Survey of the Coast' made in 1817 by F.R. Hassler.
1817
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Field sketch of triangulation stations- ' North-Eastern view from Buttermilk Hill.'
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Field sketch of New York City as seen from Staten Island. ' North East view of the Horizon as seen from the fire Signal on Staten Island.'
New York, Staten Island 1834 ca.
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View from triangulation station Fort Hale.
Connecticut, Fort Hale 1834 ca.
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Westerly view from triangulation station Stony Hill. View includes conical tin signal on pole for seeing reflected sun at great distance.
Connecticut looking to Long Island 1834 ca.
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Westerly view from triangulation station West Rock near New Haven.
Connecticut, New Haven 1834 ca.
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Two telescopic views. Top view is of Osborne Hill as seen from Mt. Carmel. Bottom view is of Harrow Hill signal as seen from Buttermilk Hill.
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Two telescopic views. Friar's Head Signal as seen from Mt. Carmel. Ruland Hill Signal as seen from Mt. Carmel.
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Two telescopic views. Hempstead Harbor Signal as seen from Bald Hill. Loaf Hill Signal as seen from Bald Hill.
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Ruland Hill Signal as seen from Mt. Carmel.
Connecticut looking to Long Island 1834 ca.
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Friars Head signal as seen from Mt.Carmel.
Connecticut looking to Long Island 1834 ca.
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Loaf Hill signal as seen from Bald Hill.
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Finished view from Mt.Carmel looking to North East No.1
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Finished view from Staten Island fire signal towards Manhattan.
New York , New York 1834 ca.
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Finished view from Staten Island fire signal towards Manhattan. View emphasizing Manhattan.
New York , New York 1834 ca.
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Finished easterly view from Stony Hill
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Finished view from Yard Station. Graphic includes triangulation diagram extending from Mt.Holly to Mt. Hope.
New Jersey 1841 ca.
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Panoramic view showing Mt.Hope and Grand View from Station Montrose.
New Jersey 1841 ca.
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View of Diamond Hill by Ferdinand Gerdes.
New Jersey 1840 ca.
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View looking north from Fort Hale
Connecticut 1834 ca.
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Rough sketch of Newton Signal showing lines of sight to observed triangulation stations.
New Jersey 1840 ca.
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Title page to computations of triangles observed by Ferdinand Hassler around New York City in 1817.
New York , New York 1817 ca.
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Rough sketch showing the general appearance of the 30-inch theodolite when mounted.
Connecticut 1838 ca.
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Main triangles of the Survey of the Coast of the United States showing method of computing using logarithms.
New York, Long Island 1837 ca.
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Computation of triangles working outward from Fire Island baseline showing method of computing using logarithms.
New York, Long Island 1837 ca.
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Field observations of angles showing different plate settings of theodolite.
New York, Long Island 1837 ca.

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