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

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Lake Champlain Sheet No. 4 from Cole's Bay to Whitehall. An example of inland charting by the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
New York, Lake Champlain 1883
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Rough draft showing continental slope profiles of part of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl. This survey was conducted by the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE and shows the discovery of the Blake Plateau north of the Bahama Islands and south of Cape Hatteras.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Southern half of rough draft of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl. This survey was conducted by the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE and shows the discovery of the Blake Plateau north of the Bahama Islands and south of Cape Hatteras.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Northern half of rough draft of Chart of Atlantic Ocean by A. Lindenkohl. This survey was conducted by the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE. Note Hudson Canyon south of Long Island, the head of Norfolk Canyon off the Virginia Capes, and the various profiles of the continental slope.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1882
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Rough draft of Gulf of Mexico showing depth profiles along various lines with both surface temperatures and bottom temperatures plotted in degrees Fahrenheit.
United States, Gulf of Mexico
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Coastal views of Morro Rock, Point Esteros, and the coast above Point Esteros. All were sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal views of Cayucos Landing, Point Esteros from the north, Point Piedras Blancas, and San Simeon. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal views of Point Piedras Blancas to the NW 3 miles and to the NNE 1/3 mile . The second view is a particularly good sketch of the Point Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal View of Pine Mountain and Rocky Butte, north of San Simeon. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal view of mountains south and east of Monterey Bay. The mountains north of the Salinas Valley are to the east while the mountains to the right of Salinas Valley are to the south.
California
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Coastal views of the terraces north of Point Santa Cruz and south of Point El Jarro, in the vicinity of present day Davenport. The lower view is looking NW by W to Point Ano Nuevo and island. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal views of Sand Bluff Point and Sail Rock Point (just north of north entrance to Monterey Bay) and Pigeon Point. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Coastal views of Pigeon Point looking towards Point Ano Nuevo and looking southeast from Point El Jarro towards Sand Bluff Point. Sketched by Ferdinand Westdahl, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California
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Three coastal views in Half Moon Bay area that include Gordon's Chute, Sail Rock , Pillar Point, and Point San Pedro Rock. Note mountains covered with high fog.
California
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Coastal views of Point San Pedro, Montara Point, and Pillar Point south of San Francisco.
California
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Coastal view of Point San Pedro and Montara Point.
California
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Coastal view of Point San Pedro, Montara Mountain, and Montara Point.
California
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Thirteen coastal views between Point Ano Nuevo and Point San Pedro. These views are north of Santa Cruz and south of San Francisco.
California
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Coastal view of Fire Island Lighthouse from sea. Probably sketched by John Farley. From chart "Part of the Southern Coast of Long Island."
New York 1844
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Four coastal views including views from Point Esteros to Point Piedras Blancas and views of the mountains south and east of Monterey Bay. These views include Point Piedras Blancas lighthouse, Pine Mountain, Rocky Butte, Point San Simeon, Pajaro Valley, Salinas Valley, Point Cypress, and although not identified as such, the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Lucia Mountains.
California
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Map showing soundings taken by Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE. Plotted by W.C.W. (W. C. Willenbucher) . This sheet includes plotted depths, surface and bottom temperatures, and various profiles of the continental shelf and slope . The Blake Plateau shows as a conspicuous widening of the continental slope in the 400 to 500 fathom range south of Cape Hatteras.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1883
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Nautical chart of the Potomac River from Indian Head to Georgetown.
Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. 1884
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Section of nautical chart of the Potomac River from Indian Head to Georgetown showing street plans of Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia. Note area SW of Washington Monument, site of today's Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Reflecting Pool.
Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. 1884
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Section of nautical chart of the Potomac River from Indian Head to Georgetown showing street plans of Washington, D.C. Note area SW of Washington Monument, site of today's Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Reflecting Pool. Analostan Island is now known as Roosevelt Island.
Washington, D.C. 1884
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Title block of nautical chart of the Potomac River from Indian Head to Georgetown.
Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. 1884
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Nautical chart of Burlington Harbor, Vermont, on Lake Champlain.
Vermont, Burlington 1884
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Gulf Stream Explorations by the U.S. Coast Survey, a bathymetric survey based on the work of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE. Note the trench north of Puerto Rico, possibly the first correct delineation of a trench. Adolph Lindenkohl drafted the original version of this map.
United States East Coast, Atlantic Ocean 1884
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Chart annotated with shipwreck information for vicinity of San Francisco Bay. Time-wise the shipwrecks described bracket the period from 1853 to 1883. Copy furnished the Supt. for use of Light House Board, Mar. 18/85.
California, San Francisco 1885
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Chart annotated with shipwreck information for vicinity of San Francisco Bay.
California, San Francisco 1885
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Chart annotated with shipwreck information for vicinity of San Francisco Bay.
California, San Francisco 1885
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Chart annotated with shipwreck information for area south of San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay.
California, San Francisco 1885
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Views of Charleston Harbor including Charleston, Fort Sumter, and Moultrieville. Left half.
South Carolina, Charleston
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A magnificent view of Charleston from near Fort Ripley.
South Carolina, Charleston
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Nautical chart from Kasler's Point to Point Carmel, south of Monterey, northern half.
California 1885
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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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