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

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One of the hazards of heavy aircraft on remote airstrips. The B-17 was a little too heavy for this airstrip
Montana, Missoula June 9, 1951
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One of the hazards of heavy aircraft on remote airstrips. The B-17 was a little too heavy for this airstrip
Montana, Missoula June 9, 1951
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Aerial view of Turnagain Arms, Alaska after 1963 Good Friday Earthquake. NOAA photo aircraft often help evaluate disaster damage
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
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NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage at Turnagain Arm. Damage caused by 1963 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
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Tsunami damage at Kodiak. Fishing boats washed into town
Alaska, Kodiak April 1963
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NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Camille. Camille was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike the United States
Mississippi, Gulfport August 1969
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NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage following Hurricane Camille. 20-foot storm surge left many vessels high and dry
Mississippi, Biloxi August 1969
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NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Celia. Airport hangar destroyed and aircraft strewn about
Texas, Corpus Christi August 1970
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The shrimp fleet blown aground. Damage in the wake of Hurricane Celia
Texas, Aransas Pass August 1970
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Air photo mission and Launch 1255 engaged in Boston Harbor Current Study.
Massachusetts, Boston October 1971
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BC-8 aerial mapping camera. Used in the 1960's and 1970's
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Modern aerial photographic equipment mounted in NOAA jet aircraft.
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NOAA jet outfitted for photogrammetric missions.
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Portion of photo panel to control aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
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Photo panel installation north of Tuxedni Bay. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
Alaska, Tuxedni Bay area, Cook Inlet 1970
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Placing photo panel for aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
United States, Atlantic Coast 1980?
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Helicopter view of photo panel in Kalgin Island area. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
Alaska, Prince William Sound 1965
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Photogrammetrist compiling chart from aerial photographs.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
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Photogrammetric compilation equipment.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
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Rectifying camera used to make one negative from composite nine-lens photographs .
Washington, D.C.
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Zeiss stereoplanigraph Model C-50. A first order bridging and compilation instrument.
Washington, D.C. 1955
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Photogrammetry - chart compilation office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
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Photogrammetry - chart compilation office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
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Photogrammetry - field data verification office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
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Aerial photograph of Lake Union, Seattle. NOAA ship base in lower center of photograph.
Washington, Seattle
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T-Sheet with editorial comments constructed from aerial photography. Field work in vicinity of NOAA Seattle ship base on Lake Union.
Washington, Seattle
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Field checking aerial photographs. Identifying rocks, looking for man-made changes since photography, etc.
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View from sea of Santa Barbara and mountains to north. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.
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View of Point Conception looking to southeast. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.
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View of San Pedro Harbor with ACTIVE and EWING. Original sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.
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Survey H-289 with all views included on survey sheet. Sketches by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.
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Survey H-290 from Point Conception to San Francisco. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-290.
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View of Point Arguello. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-290.
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View of Point Conception. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-290.
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View of Cuyler's Harbor with ACTIVE at anchor. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-309.
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Views of Cuyler's Harbor. Sketch accompanying Survey H-2211.
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The Coast Survey Plate by James McNeill Whistler. This plate was a practice copper plate engraving by Whistler.
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Whistler's Anacapa Island engraving from a William B. McMurtrie sketch. The seagulls were added to give life to an otherwise sterile landscape.
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South Farallon Islands as sketched by Army Captain William P. Trowbridge. Trowbridge was the West Coast tides party chief. He later worked for the Coast Survey in a civilian capacity
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Coast Survey engraving of the Hudson River near West Point.
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Sketch from Harper's copied from Coast Survey chart of the West Coast.
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Chart of the United States West Coast from San Francisco to San Diego.
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Section of West Coast chart centered on Monterey Bay.
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Portland Harbor, Maine. Topographic survey Assistant Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, 1854-1858. Literally thousands of individual houses were delineated on this survey. Assistant Longfellow was the brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Topographic Survey T-735
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South shore of Cape Ann by Henry L. Whiting. Topographic survey by Henry L. Whiting, 1850. Topographic Survey T-304
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Map of Salem Harbor including the city and islands. Topographic survey by Assistant Henry L. Whiting, 1849-1850. Topographic survey T-303
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Plan of the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Surveyed by Assistant Henry L. Whiting, 1846-1847. Topographic Survey T-229
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Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod. Original survey 1848, resurvey of high-water line in 1857. Topographic Survey T-616
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Nantucket Harbor, Massachusetts. Surveyed by Henry L. Whiting, 1846; updated by Frederick W. Dorr, 1865. Topographic Survey T-205
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Manhattan Island. Topographic survey by Assistant Ferdinand H. Gerdes. Original surveys in 1852-1853, updated through 1863. Topographic Survey T-475

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