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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
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Views by John Farley of Sandy Hook Light and telegraph as well as Navesink Lights. Printed on chart of New York Bay and Harbor.
New Jersey 1845
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Reflecting the new found leisure time of the New York middle-class, this map of Coney Island had to have produced solely for the tourist trade of New Yorkers going to the beach and hotels of Coney Island via the many passenger train line s servicincing the island.
New York, Coney Island 1845
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Topographic map of the Site for the New Naval Observatory, surveyed at the request of Rear-Admiral John Rodgers, by Charles Junken, Assistant U.S. Coast Survey aided by F. C. Donn.
Washington, D.C. 1881
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Blackwell's, Ward's, and Randall's Islands. Having shown a number of resorts and historic sites previously, these islands were the site of a prison, infamous mental hospital, poorhourse, and a number of other Nineteenth Century horrors. Surveyed by Edwin Hergesheimer, among the greatest of Coast Survey topographers.
New York, New York 1885
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Hoosac Mountain, the site of a pendulum gravity station. Charles S. Peirce conducted operations here in 1873.
Massachusetts, Hoosac Mountain 1873
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Hoosac Mountain, the site of a pendulum gravity station. Charles S. Peirce conducted operations here in 1873. This is a unique representation of an area by the Coast Survey showing the topography for a two-mile radius around the gravity station. W. E. McClintock was the topographer.
Massachusetts, Hoosac Mountain 1873
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As opposed to image cgs05559 which was a circular area surveyed by the Coast Survey, Mt. Desert Island is a nearly circular island. Topography by J. W. Donn who performed more topographic surveys than any other Coast Survey topographer.
1874
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Commemorative chart of Yorktown Peninsula area celebrating 100th Anniversary of the victory at Yorktown. Chart 3097.
1881
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North Atlantic Track Chart on conic projection published by the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1884
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Copy of a map drawn by Tlingit Indian Chief Kohklux in 1869 of the route from Chilkoot Pass to the Fort Selkirk in the Klondike region. This map was drawn for George Davidson of the Coast and Geodetic Survey who befriended Kohklux.
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Georges Bank Western Part - Special Chart for Fishing Industry. This was the first bathymetric fishing chart produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. It also was the first Coast and Geodetic chart to include an electronic aid to navigation -radio direction finding bearings for use by fishermen and other mariners. Chart No. 3076. It also includes current diagrams.
1934 July
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Georges Bank Eastern Part - Special Chart for Fishing Industry. This was the first bathymetric fishing chart produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. It also was the first Coast and Geodetic chart to include an electronic aid to navigation -radio direction finding bearings for use by fishermen and other mariners. Chart No. 3075. It also includes current diagrams.
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Military Map of the Peninsula "Surveyed, Drawn, Compiled, and Corrected by 1st Lieut. Charles Worret, Topog Eng. V.S."
Virginia 1862 June
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Military Map of the Peninsula "Surveyed, Drawn, Compiled, and Corrected by 1st Lieut. Charles Worret, Topog Eng. V.S."
Virginia 1862 June
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Military Map of the Peninsula "Surveyed, Drawn, Compiled, and Corrected by 1st Lieut. Charles Worret, Topog Eng. V.S." Blow up of Fort Monroe to Yorktown.
Virginia 1862 June
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Military Map of the Peninsula "Surveyed, Drawn, Compiled, and Corrected by 1st Lieut. Charles Worret, Topog Eng. V.S." Blow up of Yorktown to West Point.
Virginia 1862 June
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John Farley sketch of West Base of the Great Fire Island Base Line. Shows the original Fire Island Lighthouse and the survey camp.
Virginia 1838
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Eastern Entrance of Santa Barbara Channel showing inset of head of Hueneme Canyon, first marine canyon ever discovered and recognized as such.
Virginia 1857
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Title block of topographic sheet 3 of the United States Coast Survey. South Coast of Long Island between Rockaway and Fire Island Inlet.
1835 June
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Section of topographic sheet 3 of the United States Coast Survey. South Coast of Long Island between Rockaway and Fire Island Inlet. Shows dunes on Long Beach and marshes to north of barrier island.
1835 June
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Gulf Stream Explorations of the U.S. Coast Survey showing bathymetry of Gulf of Mexico, northwest Caribbean, Puerto Rico Trench, Blake Plateau, and Atlantic continental shelf and slope. An early attempt to combine land topography with seafloor bathymetry to give a complete view. Annual Report for 1884, Plate 25.
1884
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Temperature profiles of the Gulf Stream superimposed on bathymetry. Clearly shows the effect of what is today called the Charleston Bump which was first discovered by John Maffitt in 1853. Plate No. 16 of the 1853 Annual Report of the Coast Survey.
1853
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View of entrance to Portland Harbor showing Portland Head Light. This view accompanies the 1862 edition of the Portland Harbor Maine chart, Chart no. 325, Edition 3.
1862
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Portland Harbor chart. Chart No. 325, Edition 3.
1862
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Blowup of incredible detail of Portland as surveyed by topographer Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow. 1862 Edition of chart,
1862
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Blowup of incredible detail of Portland as surveyed by topographer Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow. 1862 Edition of chart,
1862
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Topographic survey T-1129 "The Heads of Casco Bay...." surveyed by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, 1867-1869. Incredibly detailed shoreline.
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Title block of survey sheet T-1129 Heads of Casco Bay....Sebaskahegan Island
1867
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Signature of Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow of the Coast Survey, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1867
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Blowup of town of Newburyport in Massachusetts. Survey done by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow.
1851
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Title block of survey T-355, "The Harbor and Environs of Newburyport and the mouth of the Merrimcack River" by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow.
1851
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Thematic maps showing various aspects of the United States population as of the census of 1850. Published in "Petermann's Geographische". Of particular interest is the Plate 11, showing relative density of slaves as of 1850 as this perhaps served to inspire Edwin Hergesheimer of the Coast Survey to produce the slavery map of 1861 (based on 1860 Census) which is shown in image cgs05194.
1855
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Harbors of Alaska
Alaska 1869
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Table of contents for Harbors of Alaska
Alaska 1869
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Charts of Port Conclusion, Port Stewart, Bucarelli Bay, Port Bazan, Tomgas Harbor, and Kaigan Harbor. Plate 1. In: Harbors of Alaska. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska, Southeast 1869
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Charts of Entrance to Cross Sound, Whale Bay, Port Spaskia, Anchorage off Point Highfield, Olga Gulf, Cross Harbor, and Port Protection. Plate 3. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska 1869
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Chart of Kukak Bay, Entrance to Kaknu River, Port Chalmers, Port Mulgrave, Port Chatham, Port Etches, and Altuya (Lituya) Bay. Plate 4. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska 1869
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Chart of Chernoffsky Bay, Coal Harbor, Port Wrangel, Kiluluk Bay, Delarof Harbor, and Port Graham. Plate 6. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska 1869
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Illiouliouk (Dutch Harbor) and Captain's Harbors, Unalaska Island. Plate 7. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska, Unalaska Island 1869
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Constantine Harbor, Bay of Waterfalls, Korovinsky Bay, Chichagoff Harbor, Kiriloff Bay, Suchikova Bay, and Nazan Bay. Plate 8. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1869
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Plover Bay. Plate 9. In: Harbors of Alaska.
Russia, Eastern Siberia 1869
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Map showing Davidson Glacier, Chilkoot Inlet and village, and location of George Davidson's Astronomic Station Kohkluks on the Chilkat River.
Alaska, Lynn Canal 1883
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Single sheet chart of New York Bay and Harbor
New York, New York 1844
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Part of the Southern Coast of Long Island. Includes a view of the original Fire Island Light.
New York, Long Island. 1844
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Single sheet chart of New York Bay and Harbor. This chart is modified with information regarding American and British positions during the Revolutionary War battle of Long Island in August, 1776. The positions of the French and British fleets as shown off Sandy Hook illustrate actions taking place in July, 1778.
New York, Long Island. 1845, modified possibly Circa 1876.
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Single sheet chart of New York Bay and Harbor. Compare title block of this chart to image cgs05596, published in 1844. The name of A.D. Bache, Superintendent is added to this edition. Hassler died in November 1843, just before publishing the New York chart which was nearly completed. This was tragic as he has been repeatedly criticized for not publishing.
New York, Long Island. 1845
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Preliminary Reconnaissance of Entrance to Barataria Bay by F. H. Gerdes, Assistant U.S.C.S. 1853.
Louisiana, Barataria Bay 1853
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T-Sheet T-947. Alexandria to Mount Vernon, Virginia. Surveyed by J. Mechan. This survey was one of a number of the area surrounding Washington, D.C., conducted by the Coast Survey during the Civil War.
Virginia 1864
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Contour map of Hoosac Mountain produced by Charles Sanders Peirce as part of his gravimetric studies. The sheet has been re-oriented with North to top as it was originally meant to be askew as seen by note "Bottom" to left of red M, Section I.
Massachusetts 1874
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Two Miles Around the Pendulum Station on Hoosac Mountain. Special Chart 3030. C. S. Peirce in charge of Party. Topographical Survey by W. E. McClintock, Aid. Compare this published chart to image cgs05602.
Massachusetts 1874

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