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

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Title block to the chart of Boston Harbor, Mass. See cgs05376.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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The NW section of the chart of Boston Harbor, Mass. Showing note on "Triangulation was executed in 1846&47. Topography & Hydrography were done in 1846, 60&64. Symbols of "Sunk Rock", "Rock Awash", "Ledge of Rocks", "Position of Life Boat", and "Hut of Refuge." Humane Society established "Hut of Refuge."
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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Remarks on the set of the Tidal Currents, from the chart of Boston Harbor, Mass.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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Notes on SW corner of Boston Harbor chart. Abbreviations of the Bottoms (nature of bottom sediments), Tides note and Tidal Currents table.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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View of Entrance to Boston by Main Channel, Minot's Ledge Lt. bearing S. by E. distant at 2 3/4 miles. See image cgs05376.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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View of Minot's Ledge Light, bearing S. by E. distant at 2 3/4 miles. Apparently this view was constructed from two merged copper engravings as there is a definite break in water texture between left and right halves.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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The western part of the view of the entrance to Boston by South Channel, showing Boston Light, Nantasket Hill, Middle Brewster, Great Brewster, Calf Ids, Green Island, Narrows Light, Fort Warren, Lovell's Island, and partial Long Island Light.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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The center part of the view of the entrance to Boston by South Channel, from Long Island Light to Deer Island. Remarkable group of sailing vessels adorn this view.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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The eastern part of the view of the entrance to Boston by South Channel, showing Alms House, Pt. Shirley, Winthrop's Head, State Ho. Bunker Hill Monument , Grover's Cliff and Breed's Island.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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Part of chart of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. See image cgs05376.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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Part of chart of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts with emphasis on downtown Boston. See image cgs05376.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1878
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Title block showing statistics and legend information for Hydrographic Survey H- 1341a of Monica Bay (Santa Monica Bay), California, surveyed by Lieut. Commander H.C. Taylor, U.S.N.
California, Santa Monica 1878
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Portion of smooth sheet for Hydrographic Survey H-1341a of Monica Bay (Santa Monica Bay) showing a canyon head and a profile of the canyon.
California, Santa Monica 1878
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Depth profiles across various sections of the Gulf of Mexico showing temperature at various set depths. This data was acquired on the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under Charles Sigsbee.
Gulf of Mexico and vicinity 1878
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Selected depth profiles across sections of the Gulf of Mexico showing temperature at various set depths. This data was acquired on the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under Charles Sigsbee.
Gulf of Mexico and vicinity 1878
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Selected depth profiles across the Gulf of Mexico between Campeche Bank and Loggerhead Key, Tortugas. This data was acquired on the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under Charles Sigsbee.
Gulf of Mexico and vicinity 1878
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Selected depth profiles in the eastern Caribbean Sea showing temperatures at various depths. This data was acquired on the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under John Bartlett.
Caribbean Sea 1878
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Selected depth profiles across sections of the Gulf of Mexico showing at various set depths. This data was acquired on the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under Charles Sigsbee.
Gulf of Mexico and vicinity 1878
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Reconnaissance views across the mountains of the Great Basin at the beginning of the work on the 39th Parallel Arc of Triangulation which extended from Atlantic to Pacific, at the time the longest arc of the parallel ever observed. See image cgs05398.
Utah
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Reconnaissance views looking at Pioche, seen from Beaver Mountain at 93 miles distant. Beaver Mountain, seen from Pioche at 93 miles distant. See image cgs05398.
Utah
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Topographic Diagram H-2139 showing proposed connection between Sierra Nevada and Wahsatch (Wasatch) Mts. surveyed by Aug F. Rodgers Assistant
Nevada, Utah 1878
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E section of Geodetic Reconnaissance from the Sierra Nevada to Wasatch Mountains.
Nevada, Utah 1878
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W section of Geodetic Reconnaissance from the Sierra Nevada to Wasatch Mountains. Projected and drawn by George Farguhar at the Coast Survey Sub office, San Francisco.
Nevada 1878
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Nautical Chart of Lake Champlain, sheet No.1. Aids to Navigation corrected to 1884.
North America, Lake Champlain, New York, Vermont 1879
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Nautical Chart of Lake Champlain, sheet No.2. From Cumberland Head to Ligonier Point.
North America, Lake Champlain, New York, Vermont 1879
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The SE section of Chart of Lake Champlain, sheet No.2. Town Burlington and Breakwater. See image cgs05402.
North America, Lake Champlain, New York, Vermont 1879
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Title block to Hydrographic Chart H-1514 of West India Islands and Caribbean Sea . Compiled by E. Willenbucher in November 1879. See image cgs05405 & cgs05406.
West India Islands & Caribbean Sea 1879
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The W section of Hydrographic Chart H-1514 of West India Islands and Caribbean Sea.
West India Islands & Caribbean Sea 1879
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The E section of Hydrographic Chart H-1514 of West India Islands and Caribbean Sea.
West India Islands & Caribbean Sea 1879
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Topographical drawing from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Report of 1879, by E. Hergesheimer Assistant. Exhibiting Sand beach with low Dunes, Fresh Water Pond, Meadow Grass, Sage Brush and Arroyos (S. Coast of California).
California, southern 1879
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Topography T-1466a of Round Top, Alpine County, California, Section 10. Surveyed by E.F. Dickins, Sub Assistant in September 13th to 30th 1879.
California, Lake Tahoe, Round Top 1879
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Comparison of the Polyconic, Bonne's and Flamsteed's Projections. Also exhibits Lambert's Projection and Murdoch's Projection. From U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Report of 1880, Plate 4.
1880
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Exhibitions of Gnomonic Projection on "Plane tangent at a Horizon." Flamsteed's Projection, Mercator's Projection & Polyconic Projection. From U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Report of 1880, Plate 5.
1880
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Topographic map of Round Top area, Sierra Nevada, by E. F. Dickins. Surveyed during course of 39th Parallel Survey of the United States.
California, Lake Tahoe, Round Top 1880
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"Currents in Bering Sea and Adjacent Waters" by W. H. Dall, Assistant USC&GS. This early oceanographic map also showed the limits of ice in 1871 and 1877.
Alaska, North Pacific, Bering Sea 1881
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Western half of hand-colored bathymetric map of the Caribbean Sea based on soundings of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under the command of Commander John R. Bartlett.
Caribbean Sea, West Indies 1881
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Eastern half of hand-colored bathymetric map of the Caribbean Sea based on soundings of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE under the command of Commander John R. Bartlett.
Caribbean Sea, West Indies 1881
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Title block to bathymetric map of the West India Islands and Caribbean Sea by E. Willenbucher of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Soundings acquired on the C&GS steamer BLAKE under the command of Commander John R. Bartlett, USN.
Caribbean Sea, West Indies 1881
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Title block to Investigation of the Oyster Beds off Pungoteague Creek, Virginia. Surveyed in Schooner PALINURUS by Gershom Bradford, Assistant. The Coast and Geodetic Survey accomplished many surveys of oyster beds between the early 1870' s and early 1900's for both the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries and for state agencies.
Virginia 1881
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Title block to Investigation of the Oyster Beds off Pungoteague Creek, Virginia. Surveyed in Schooner PALINURUS by Gershom Bradford, Assistant. The Coast and Geodetic Survey accomplished many surveys of oyster beds between the early 1870' s and early 1900's for both the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries and for state agencies.
Virginia 1881
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Sketch showing changes in shoreline in the vicinity of Rockaway Inlet between 1835 and 1877.
New York 1881
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Topographic survey of the site of the new Naval Observatory by Charles Junken of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. This was surveyed at the request of Rear Admira l John Rodgers, USN. An example of Navy-Coast Survey cooperation during this era. The C&GS also surveyed the circle surrounding the observatory at this time.
Washington, D.C. 1881
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Note establishing contour interval and mean high water of Potomac River as vertical datum for elevations.
Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. Potomac River 1881
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Gulf of Mexico portion of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl 1882. Showing Gulf Stream, Currents, Surface and Bottom Temperatures and Soundings. This bathymetric map details much of the work of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE and is among the earliest detailed maps of a continental margin.
United States Gulf Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Title block to Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl 1882. Showing Gulf Stream, Currents, Surface and Bottom Temperatures and Soundings. This bathymetric map details much of the work of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE and is among the earliest detailed maps of a continental margin.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Eastern Caribbean portion of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl 1882. Showing Gulf Stream, Currents, Surface and Bottom Temperatures and Soundings. This bathymetric map details much of the work of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE and is among the earliest detailed maps of a continental margin. Note Puerto Rico Trenc h. This is perhaps the earliest correct depiction of a trench.
Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Bahamas portion of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl 1882. Showing Gulf Stream, Currents, Surface and Bottom Temperatures and Soundings. This bathymetric map details much of the work of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE and is among the earliest detailed maps of a continental margin. Note Puerto Rico Trenc h and Blake Plateau. This is perhaps the earliest correct depiction of a trench.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Mid-Atlantic portion of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl 1882. Showing Gulf Stream, Currents, Surface and Bottom Temperatures and Soundings. This bathymetric map details much of the work of the C&GS Steamer BLAKE and is among the earliest detailed maps of a continental margin. Note uuper reaches of Hudson Canyon south of Long Island.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Chart of Atlantic Coast from Cape Sable to Cape Hatteras. This particular chart was used to compare soundings from the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE with those of the newly commissioned Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS. All soundings in brown were obtained by the ALBATROSS on what must have been one of its earliest cruises.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1883
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Topographic map of the United States Military Academy at West Point by W. C. Hodgkins under the direction of Henry Whiting.
New York, West Point 1883

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