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

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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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Lower Barataria Bay and Entrance.
Louisiana, Barataria Bay 1879
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Blackwell's, Ward's, and Randall's Islands and Adjacent Shores of East and Harlem Rivers. Surveyed by Edwin Hergesheimer. Special Chart 3040.
New York, New York 1885
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Chart of Part of the Bahama Islands Showing the Tracks Ascribed to Columbus on His Discovery of the New World. Accompanying Appendix No. 18, 1880 Annual Report.
Bahama Islands 1881
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A copy of a map produced by Chief Kohklux of the Tlingit Indians for George Davidson in 1869. This map shows the route from present-day Skagway to Fort Selkirk on the Yukon River and was incorporated into Coast Survey maps of Alaska and the Yukon.
Alaska, Canada 1869
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Special Chart of San Francisco Bay published for the Panama Pacific International Exposition, also known as World's Fair, held at San Francisco in 1915. The colors of the "Forbidden Anchorage" areas mirror the color of many of the buildings constructed for the Exposition.
California, San Francisco 1915
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Barataria Bay to Terrebonne Bay, 1895. First Edition.
Louisiana, Barataria Bay 1908
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Barataria Bay to Terrebonne Bay, February 1908. Third Edition. Note Department of Commerce and Labor emblem on chart as opposed to Coast and Geodetic Survey emblem on First Edition, image cgs05609.
Louisiana, Barataria Bay 1908
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Plate No. 43, Annual Report of the Coast and Geodetic Survey for 1883. Example topographical drawing of Newport, Rhode Island. Incredibly detailed survey.
Rhode Island, Newport 1883
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Map of portions of the Sea Coast of South Carolina and Georgia in possession of the United States, December 12th, 1861. Prepared by C. O. Boutelle, Asst. U.S. Coast Survey.
South Carolina, Georgia 1861
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Preliminary chart of Port Royal Entrance Beaufort, Broad and Chechessee Rivers . Note the hydrography had been done by John Maffitt who became one of the premier commerce raiders and blockade runners of the Confederacy.
Georgia, Port Royal Sound 1862
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Chart of Port Royal Sound and the Savannah River
Georgia, Port Royal Sound 1873
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Chart showing position of current stations in the Gulf Stream produced as result of work by Henry Mitchell in 1867.
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream 1867
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Chart of Richmond Island Harbor. The topography of this sheet was produced by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, a brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . See image theb3723 for a humorous cartoon by Alexander concerning his work on Richmond Island.
Maine, Richmond Island Harbor 1851
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Chart of Portland Harbor Maine
Maine, Portland 1862
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Survey of the Heads of Casco Bay and the north end of Sebaskahegan Island by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Maine, Casco Bay 1867-1869

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