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

4000 thumbnail picture
Packing up Snow Mountain. Reconnaissance party of William Musseter.
1925
4001 thumbnail picture
2-man observation party. Herman Odessey on left, Walter Bilby on right. Triangulation party of Herman Odessey
Montana 1925
4002 thumbnail picture
Resting part way up to Station Armada. Time for a snack. Astro party of Ector B. Latham.
California Southern 1932
4003 thumbnail picture
Observer Thomas and pack. Triangulation party of Wilbur A. Porter.
Colorado 1934
4004 thumbnail picture
Observing party on the way to Longs Peak. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson.
Colorado, Longs Peak 1939
4005 thumbnail picture
After descent of Laramie Peak.
Wyoming, Laramie Peak 1935?
4006 thumbnail picture
Fording a stream. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4007 thumbnail picture
Packing up. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4008 thumbnail picture
Cold day- cold horses --- near Station Schist. Nearing the end of the season. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4009 thumbnail picture
Pack train at the top of Mauna Loa. Astro Party of E. J. Brown. World Longitude Network.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 1927
4010 thumbnail picture
"Getting Out" - Horses helping horsepower. Level party of Herman Odessey.
Alaska, North of Valdez 1923
4011 thumbnail picture
Wrangler with horses on 49th Parallel. Triangulation party of Ector B. Latham. Boundary survey of U.S. - Canada border.
Montana, 49th Parallel 1934
4012 thumbnail picture
Jasper Bilby with light reconnaissance buggy. Reconnaissance party of Jasper Bilby. The 98th Meridian survey was the first great North-South arc in the U.S.
Minnesota, 98th Meridian 1903?
4013 thumbnail picture
Two kinds of horsepower. Crossing the Red River near Granite, Oklahoma. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton.
Near Granite, Oklahoma 1921
4014 thumbnail picture
Going to work by horse and oxcart. Believed to be Roland Horne on horseback.
Philippine Islands 1923
4015 thumbnail picture
Slogging through the snowfields. The "country behind Station Twin". Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Southeast Alaska 1929
4016 thumbnail picture
Spring reconnaissance with pack-dogs after leaving the railroad at Cantwell. Each dog could carry about 30 pounds. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Central 1924
4017 thumbnail picture
Fording a small stream with pack-dogs after leaving the railroad at Cantwell. Each dog could carry about 30 pounds. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Central 1924?
4018 thumbnail picture
The trip across the snowfields. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Southeast Alaska 1929
4019 thumbnail picture
Spring reconnaissance in the Broad Pass District. After leaving the railroad at Cantwell. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska Central 1924?
4020 thumbnail picture
Dog sled trip up the 141st Meridian to the Arctic Ocean. International Boundary Party under Assistant John H. Turner. Traveled from Porcupine to Arctic Ocean and back in 18 days. A round trip of over 400 miles --- lowest temperature was -50 Fahrenheit. March 27 to April 14, 1890
Alaska-Canada Boundary 141st Meridian 1890
4021 thumbnail picture
Traveling by human power - rickshaw ride in the Orient. On the way over to the Philippines.
Japan 1932?
4022 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton and Bloomberg in a Cebu cart. Shore leave in the Philippines.
Philippine Islands, Cebu 1925
4023 thumbnail picture
Idyllic day on the Yukon River. Reconnaissance party of Sam O. White.
Alaska, Yukon River 1926
4024 thumbnail picture
Climbing up 110' rock near McArthur Pass. Survey crew off SURVEYOR.
Alaska, East arm of Nuka Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1927
4025 thumbnail picture
Landing at Station "Steep". Survey crew off SURVEYOR.
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula area 1927
4026 thumbnail picture
Climbing to station. Survey crew from WILDCAT.
Alaska Southwest, Cathedral Island, SE Kodiak Is. 1928
4027 thumbnail picture
Large stern-wheel boat bringing supplies. Level party of Fred E. Joeckel.
Arizona, Glen Canyon, Colorado River 1921
4028 thumbnail picture
The boat was transportation for the level party. Camp in Glen Canyon. Level party of Fred E. Joekel
Arizona, Glen Canyon, Colorado River 1921
4029 thumbnail picture
Bear Creek Canyon, Portage Glacier. Note canoe for scale of glacier. Party of R. P. Strough
Alaska, West end of Portage Glacier 1914
4030 thumbnail picture
Shovel-nosed river boat providing transportation. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Southeast 1929
4031 thumbnail picture
Shovel-nosed river boat providing transportation. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Southeast 1929
4032 thumbnail picture
River boat MIDNIGHT SUN used to transport supplies on the Yukon River. Used to supply crews on the 141st Meridian. Work on the Alaska-Canada Boundary
Alaska, East Central, on the Yukon River 1911?
4033 thumbnail picture
Using local inter-island ferry service.
Philippine Islands
4034 thumbnail picture
U.S.S. SHERMAN - Army transport to Philippines.
1923?
4035 thumbnail picture
Survey party on International Boundary. Triangulation party of J. F. Pratt
Alaska, Pyramid Harbor, Chilkat River area 1894
4036 thumbnail picture
Working a boat through the ice of Glacier Bay. Triangulation party of Fremont Morse
Glacier Bay area, Southeast Alaska 1907
4037 thumbnail picture
River boat among icebergs in Twin Lake. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska, Southeast 1929
4038 thumbnail picture
Hauling skiff up the rapids. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska, Southeast 1929
4039 thumbnail picture
Portage on Basswood River. 125 miles of reconnaissance in 5 days
Canada-U.S. border 1933?
4040 thumbnail picture
A bad fall on the way to Station Gallatin. Idaho-Montana 1922. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4041 thumbnail picture
Result of the fall - micrometer arm of theodolite broken off. Idaho-Montana 1922. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4042 thumbnail picture
In climbing to Station Gallatin, the horses took some bad rolls. Idaho-Montana 1922. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4043 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Gallatin. Bad country for horses Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4044 thumbnail picture
On the way to Gallatin Peak - high peak to left. Where do we go from here? Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4045 thumbnail picture
No more horse packing. Observing party on the side of Gallatin packing up
Montana, Gallatin Peak 1922
4046 thumbnail picture
Observing party leaving Pony, Montana, for Station Jefferson. Heading for peak to left in picture
Montana, Pony 1922
4047 thumbnail picture
Observing party near Station Salesville. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Salesville 1922
4048 thumbnail picture
En route to Black Butte. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Montana, Black Butte 1922
4049 thumbnail picture
Food cache - packing in to the interior of Alaska. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska, Interior 1923

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