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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
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Computation book page showing method of determining final value of observed angle.
New York, Long Island 1837 ca.
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Computations showing method of determining links of sides of triangles by using logarithms.
New York, Long Island 1837 ca.
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Topographic shoreline manuscript showing section of Hudson River including Washington Irving's home below Tarrytown. Sheet produced by Hugo L. Dickins, registry No.T-132.
New York, Tarrytown 1840
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Topographic shoreline manuscript showing section of Hudson River in the vicinity of today's Tappan Zee Bridge. Sheet produced by Hugo L. Dickins, registry No.T-132.
New York, Tarrytown 1840
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Topographic sheet from Fort Lee to Boompers Hook by Thornton A. Jenkins, USN. Registry No. T-96
New York, New York 1839
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Topographic sheet between Patchogue and Smith Point, Long Island, by Charles Renard. Title block of Registry No. T-2.
New York, Long Island 1835
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Topographic sheet between Patchogue and Smith Point, Long Island, by Charles Renard. Registry No. T-2.
New York, Long Island 1835
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Western portion of Hydrographic Sheet No. H-44. This was actually the first hydrographic survey sheet completed by the U.S. Coast Survey. Surveyed by Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney, USN.
New York, Long Island, Great South Bay 1834
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Center portion of Hydrographic Sheet No. H-44. This was actually the first hydrographic survey sheet completed by the U.S. Coast Survey. Surveyed by Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney, USN.
New York, Long Island, Great South Bay 1834
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Blowup of title block of Hydrographic Sheet No. H-44 showing South Coast of Long Island, Great South Bay, 1:10,000, 1834, Lt. T. R. Gedney, USN.
New York, Long Island, Great South Bay 1834
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Section of Hydrographic Sheet No. H-44. This was actually the first hydrographic survey sheet completed by the U.S. Coast Survey. Surveyed by hydrographic survey sheet completed by the U.S. Coast Survey. Surveyed by
New York, Long Island, Great South Bay 1834
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Title block of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar, sounded by Lieutenant T. R. Gedney. This survey discovered Gedney's Channel into New York Harbor helping insure its place as the great mercantile capital of the United States.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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Tide diagram of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar, sounded by Lieutenant T. R. Gedney. This is one of the earliest tide records of the Coast Survey. Meteorological information was also included showing an awareness of the effect of winds on tidal levels.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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Blowup of tide diagram of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar by Lieutenant T.R. Gedney. Tide scale for September 1835 with meteorological and astronomical information included.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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Portion of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar showing New York Bay to west of Sandy Hook.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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Portion of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar showing bottom configuration between Sandy Hook and Long Island.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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Portion of Chart of Sandy Hook Bar showing bottom configuration between Sandy Hook and Long Island.
New York, Sandy Hook Bar 1835
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SW sheet of six-sheet chart of New York Bay and Harbor. Title sheet. This chart was the culmination of Ferdinand Hassler's superintendence. Unfortunately it was published posthumously. It established the style for Coast Survey and Coast and Geodetic Survey charts for at least the next 50 years.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Title block of Sheet No. 1 which includes sailing directions, tidal information, light characteristics, and establishment of New York City Hall as Zero Longitude for this chart. Two remarkable views of Sandy Hook Light are also included.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Telescopic view of Sandy Hook Light S.W. on edge of ship channel as seen in 1839. Note glass panes.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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SE sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor. This sheet shows approaches to New York Harbor from the south. It also includes an innovative tidal current chart from observations made by Lt. Comd. Charles H. Davis in 1844. Note also bottom characteristics and offshore depths coupled with incredible topographic detail on Sandy Hook.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Section of SE sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor showing False Hook Channel, the primary means of approaching New York Harbor prior to the Coast Survey work of 1835.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Note on SE sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor designating that longitudes on the chart are referred to the Meridian of New York City Hall.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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Section of SE sheet of six sheets of New York Bay and Harbor showing current table and scales of both statute miles and a scale of yards. The bottom-most scale divides minutes of longitude into ten-second intervals. Although the minutes of latitude are also divided into ten second divisions, there is no scale for nautical miles perhaps reflecting Hassler's Swiss terrestrial roots.
New York, New York Harbor 1844
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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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