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

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Section of map of Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1893
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Topographic survey of the California and Nevada Boundary Line showing topography one mile each side of 35 North Latitude along the Colorado River.
California, Nevada, Colorado River 1893
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Map of the Arctic Regions with the Tracks of Search Parties and the Progress of Discovery. Shows tracks of explorers from 1734 to 1892. Includes many relatively unknown early explorers and ends with the Fram Expedition of 1893- 1896. Published at the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.
Arctic Ocean 1896
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NE section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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NW section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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SE section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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SW section of base map of Alaska published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey .
Alaska 1896
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Photolithography produced nautical chart of Passaic River, New Jersey, from Newark Bay to Belleville.
New Jersey 1898
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Chart of strandings in fog on the California Coast from 1899 to 1917.
California 1917
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Photolithography produced nautical chart of Passaic River, New Jersey, from Newark Bay to Belleville. This chart differs from the 1898 version by the addition of the Jackson Street Bridge.
New Jersey 1906
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Nautical chart of Glacier Bay, Alaska. This chart shows many of the glaciers debouching in Glacier Bay and their extent as of 1899.
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1899
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Nautical chart of Seattle Harbor showing growth of city to surround Lake Union starting growth along Lake Washington. This particular chart was used by Ferdinand Westdahl, Assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, to show the location of the Seattle-Sitka cable and ground-wire as shown on the chart in blue and magenta.
Washington, Seattle 1901
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Vessels lost through stranding along the Oregon and Washington Coast from 1906 to 1916. 266 vessels were lost with the forty-four shown lost to stranding.
Washington, Oregon 1916
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Nautical chart of Lake Washington showing growth of city to surround Lake Union and build on the shores of Lake Washington.
Washington, Seattle 1907
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Manuscript sheet of the various passes of the Mississippi River compiled from aerial photographs. This was the first major photogrammetric project of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. The chief of party for the Coast and Geodetic Survey was Lieutenant G. C. Mattison, USC&GS. Photography was done by the Naval Air Service.
Louisiana, Mississippi River Delta 1922
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Index of aerial photographs taken during 1922 during first major photogrammetric project of the C&GS. Photography was flown by the Naval Air Service.
Louisiana, Mississippi River Delta 1922
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Head of La Jolla Submarine Canyon surveyed by Dr. Francis P. Shepard. Shepard, known as the Father of Marine Geology, was a good friend and colleague of many C&GS personnel. He made many discoveries as the result of working up C&GS data and partaking in C&GS cruises.
California, La Jolla 1934
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Maine, Gulf of Maine 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Massachusetts, Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
New York, New Jersey, Approaches to New York 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
North Carolina, South Carolina 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida 1943
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Shipwreck chart showing location of sunken wrecks for use by surface warfare vessels engaged in anti-submarine warfare. Bottom characteristics were charted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for the National Defense Research Committee.
Florida, Cape Canaveral to Key West 1943
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them, and then distributed them for distribution to the fleet.
Efate Island North Shore, Undine Bay 1943 July
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Nissan (Green Island) Atoll 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Nissan (Green Island) Atoll, Middle and S. Channel 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Pinipel (Green Island) Atoll 1944 March
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Chart produced shipboard by C&GS personnel of the USS PATHFINDER during World War II. The PATHFINDER was the first ship equipped with an onboard printing press and was a one-stop charting shop. It ran surveys, compiled them,
Loyalty Islands, Lifu-Uvea Passage 1944 September
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Aeronautical Chart prepared by Army Aeronautical Chart Service. The Coast and Geodetic Survey worked closely with the Army Aeronautical Chart Service and designed the world wide aeronautical chart series. Arnold Karo of the USC&GS headed the aeronautical chart plant of the Aeronautical Chart Service at St. Louis.
Philippines, Manila Bay Aeronautical Chart 1944 April
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Chart of Part of the Southern Coat of Long Island - note that blowup of coastal view of Fire Island Lighthouse can be found at image cgs05447.
New York, Long Island 1844
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Cape Ky-gah-ne, southwest point SE Alaska. This feature is now known as Cape Muzon which is bounds Dixon Entrance on the northwest.
Alaska, Prince of Wales Island 1869
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A view of Sitka from the anchorage in the western harbor.
Alaska, Sitka 1869
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Four views including Invisible Point, North Island, Cape Muzon, and Forrester Island.
Alaska, Southeast
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Cape Muzon from a sketch by George Davidson in 1867. This is the same view that is seen in image cgs05511.
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Views of the south end of Dall Island and of Cape Muzon.
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A Civil War preliminary map of the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
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Map showing by isobaric lines the mean annual pressure of the atmosphere in millimeters.... by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 31. Northern hemisphere.
1875
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Map showing by isobaric lines the mean annual pressure of the atmosphere in millimeters.... by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 32. Southern hemisphere.
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Coefficient of the Annual Inequality of the Atmospheric Pressure in millimeters.... by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 33. Northern hemisphere.
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Coefficient of the Annual Inequality of the Atmospheric Pressure in millimeters.... by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 34. Southern hemisphere.
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Map showing by isobaric lines the mean annual pressure of the atmosphere for January in millimeters by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 35. Northern hemisphere.
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Map showing by isobaric lines the mean annual pressure of the atmosphere for July in millimeters by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 36. Southern hemisphere.
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Map showing the mean vertical and horizontal motions of the atmosphere in the case of a homogenous sruface of the Earth in the two Polar Hemispheres by William Ferrel. Coast Survey Annual Report for 1875, no. 37. This was the first depiction of what are now known as Ferrel Cells.
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Map showing work of Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE in the western Atlantic Ocean. Continental shelf and slope are depicted, profiles of bottom are superimposed on the contours, the Blake Plateau off the Carolinas is apparent, the scarp off the Bahama Islands and other features. This was probably contoured by Adolph and/or Henry Lindenkohl.
1883
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Generalized map of western Atlantic developed from map in image cgs05524. This map was drawn by W.C.W., draftsman William C. Willenbucher.
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Depth and temperature profiles of the Gulf of Mexico compiled by Adolph and Henry Lindenkohl.
1882
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Smooth hydrographic sheet of Tongue Point, just east of Astoria, Oregon. Lewis and Clark camped on this point in November and early December 1805. This is cropped from Hydrographic survey sheet H-1930 by Cleveland Rockwell.
1889
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Map showing ship strandings in fog between 1899 and 1917 by Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California 1917
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Map showing some of the 266 vessels lost on the coasts of Washington and Oregon by foundering, stranding, and burning between 1906 and 1916.
Oregon and Washington 1916

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