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

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Nautical chart from Kasler's Point to Point Carmel, south of Monterey, southern half.
California
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Nautical chart from Point Carmel to Point Pinos, south of Monterey, northern half.
California
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Nautical chart from Point Carmel to Point Pinos, south of Monterey, northern half. Shows Carmel Submarine Valley, known today as Carmel Canyon. This is one of the earliest nautical charts to actually show a submarine canyon with its name.
California
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Views of Charleston Harbor including Charleston, Fort Sumter, and Moultrieville. Right half. Includes Moultrieville, Fort Moultrie, James Island, Fort Johnson, Fort Sumter, U.S. Custom House, and Castle Pinckney.
South Carolina, Charleston
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Cut-out view of Fort Sumter.
South Carolina, Charleston
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Nautical chart of Seattle Harbor showing growth of Seattle to Lake Union with the annotation on Lake Union, " 11.75 ft. above H.W. mark of Duwamish Bay."
Washington, Seattle 1889
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Seattle waterfront and Seattle street layout from Seattle Harbor chart.
Washington, Seattle 1889
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Three coastal views showing St. John's Entrance, St. John's Lighthouse, Mayport Mills, and St. John's Bluff. Vicinity of present-day Jacksonville, Florida.
Florida, Jacksonville
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St. John's Lighthouse, entrance to St. John's River.
Florida, Jacksonville
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Nautical chart of Lompoc Landing, California. Location of offshore kelp-beds are prominent on this chart.
California, Lompoc
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Nautical chart of Boston Harbor, edition of 1869 reissued in in May 1889.
Massachusetts, Boston 1889
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Title block of nautical chart of Boston Harbor, edition of 1869 reissued in May 1889. Note reference to location of weather signals, time balls, and buoys. See edition of 1878 at image5378 for comparison of title blocks.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1889
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Portion of hydrographic survey sheet showing Tongue Point, just to the east of Astoria Oregon. The sheet shows configuration of shoreline, visual signals used for positioning survey vessels, soundings in fathoms graduated to 1/4 fathoms, colored contours, bottom characteristics, wreck symbols, and aids to navigation.
Oregon, Columbia River, Tongue Point
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Map of Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland by the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries overlain on a base map of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. C&GS and the Commission of Fish and Fisheries cooperated for many years on oyster surveys of the Chesapeake Bay and other East Coast oyster fisheries.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1893
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Title block of map of Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1893
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Section of map of Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1893
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Section of map of Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1893
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Topographic survey of the California and Nevada Boundary Line showing topography one mile each side of 35 North Latitude along the Colorado River.
California, Nevada, Colorado River 1893
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Map of the Arctic Regions with the Tracks of Search Parties and the Progress of Discovery. Shows tracks of explorers from 1734 to 1892. Includes many relatively unknown early explorers and ends with the Fram Expedition of 1893- 1896. Published at the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.
Arctic Ocean 1896
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NE section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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NW section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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SE section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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SW section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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Photolithography produced nautical chart of Passaic River, New Jersey, from Newark Bay to Belleville.
New Jersey 1898
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Chart of strandings in fog on the California Coast from 1899 to 1917.
California 1917
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Photolithography produced nautical chart of Passaic River, New Jersey, from Newark Bay to Belleville. This chart differs from the 1898 version by the addition of the Jackson Street Bridge.
New Jersey 1906
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Nautical chart of Glacier Bay, Alaska. This chart shows many of the glaciers debouching in Glacier Bay and their extent as of 1899.
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1899
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Nautical chart of Seattle Harbor showing growth of city to surround Lake Union starting growth along Lake Washington. This particular chart was used by Ferdinand Westdahl, Assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, to show the location of the Seattle-Sitka cable and ground-wire as shown on the chart in blue and magenta.
Washington, Seattle 1901
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Vessels lost through stranding along the Oregon and Washington Coast from 1906 to 1916. 266 vessels were lost with the forty-four shown lost to stranding.
Washington, Oregon 1916
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Nautical chart of Lake Washington showing growth of city to surround Lake Union and build on the shores of Lake Washington.
Washington, Seattle 1907
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Manuscript sheet of the various passes of the Mississippi River compiled from aerial photographs. This was the first major photogrammetric project of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. The chief of party for the Coast and Geodetic Survey was Lieutenant G. C. Mattison, USC&GS. Photography was done by the Naval Air Service.
Louisiana, Mississippi River Delta 1922
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Index of aerial photographs taken during 1922 during first major photogrammetric project of the C&GS. Photography was flown by the Naval Air Service.
Louisiana, Mississippi River Delta 1922
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Head of La Jolla Submarine Canyon surveyed by Dr. Francis P. Shepard. Shepard, known as the Father of Marine Geology, was a good friend and colleague of many C&GS personnel. He made many discoveries as the result of working up C&GS data and partaking in C&GS cruises.
California, La Jolla 1934
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Maine, Gulf of Maine 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Massachusetts, Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
New York, New Jersey, Approaches to New York 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
North Carolina, South Carolina 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Florida, Cape Canaveral to Key West 1943
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them, and then distributed them for distribution to the fleet.
Efate Island North Shore, Undine Bay 1943 July
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Nissan (Green Island) Atoll 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Nissan (Green Island) Atoll, Middle and S. Channel 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Pinipel (Green Island) Atoll 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Loyalty Islands, Lifu-Uvea Passage 1944 September
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Aeronautical Chart prepared by Army Aeronautical Chart Service. The Coast and Geodetic Survey worked closely with the Army Aeronautical Chart Service and designed the world wide aeronautical chart series. Arnold Karo of the USC&GS headed the aeronautical chart plant of the Aeronautical Chart Service at St. Louis.
Philippines, Manila Bay Aeronautical Chart 1944 April
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Chart of Part of the Southern Coat of Long Island - note that blowup of coastal view of Fire Island Lighthouse can be found at image cgs05447.
New York, Long Island 1844
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Cape Ky-gah-ne, southwest point SE Alaska. This feature is now known as Cape Muzon which is bounds Dixon Entrance on the northwest.
Alaska, Prince of Wales Island 1869
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A view of Sitka from the anchorage in the western harbor.
Alaska, Sitka 1869
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Four views including Invisible Point, North Island, Cape Muzon, and Forrester Island.
Alaska, Southeast

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