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

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Chart of Agusan River Entrance, Philippine Islands. Chart has contours drawn by Paul A. Smith showing head of submarine canyon
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Chart of northwest coast of United States, Gray's Harbor to Admiralty Inlet. From reconnaissance survey of Lt. Cmdg. James Alden, 1853.
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Detail of views on 1853 chart of northwest coast.
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Tape contact at middle of comparator. Basically calibrating steel tapes - first use of steel measuring tapes by C&GS. Nine bases being measured on 98th Meridian by base line party under A.L. Baldwin . Fig. No. 15, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 260. Work done at night to reduce expansion and contraction of steel tape
1901
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Tape contact at end of comparator. Basically calibrating steel tapes - first use of steel measuring tapes by C&GS. Nine bases being measured on 98th Meridian by base line party under A.L. Baldwin . Fig. No. 14, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 260
1901
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Cut-off, i.e. flashlight, in use at night on comparator. Night-time operations in comparing lengths of steel tapes. Fig. No. 13, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 258
1901
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After making contact, the forward end of tape is moved ahead. Note lantern and flashlight - these operations were conducted at night. Relatively constant night temperatures minimized expansion of tape. Fig. No. 12, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 258
1901
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Making contact at rear end of tape. Man standing is maintaining pre-set constant tension on line. Man kneeling is reading tape. Fig. No. 11, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 258
1901
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Aligning iced-bar base apparatus with striding level. Assuring iced-bar apparatus is horizontal. Fig. No. 5, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244.
1901
4309 thumbnail picture
Stone marking end of comparator, a 100-meter very stable short base line. Comparator was used to calibrate and intercompare various measuring instruments . This comparator was at Shelton, Nebraska, near Station Shelton East Base. Fig. No. 2, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244
Nebraska, Shelton 1901
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Plane table alidade. Plate IV, Fig. No. 10, Appendix No. 8, Report of Superintendent ... 1894, p. 276
1894
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Magnetometer and altazimuth instrument. Plate III, Fig. No. 9, Appendix No. 8, Report of Superintendent ... 1894, p. 276
1894
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Aligning support nails for steel tapes. Fig. No. 10, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 258
1901
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Duplex measures, carrying the rear bar ahead. After making contact, the rear bar was moved to the forward position. It was then realigned horizontally, vertically, and for azimuth on the base line . Fig. No. 9, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244
1901
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Duplex measures, ready to launch the rear bar. After making contact, the rear bar was moved to the forward position. It was then realigned horizontally, vertically, and for azimuth on the base line . Fig. No. 8, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244
1901
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Duplex measures, making the final contact. "Contact" meant bringing the two aligned bars together so the ends were touching . Fig. No. 7, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244.
1901
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Using Eimbeck duplex base-line measurement apparatus. Aligning duplex bar horizontally and vertically. Fig. No. 6, Appendix No. 3, Report of Superintendent ... 1901, p. 244.
1901
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Theodolite magnetometer. Fig. No. 29, Report of Superintendent ... 1865
1865
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Portable transit. Fig. No. 29, Report of Superintendent ... 1866
1866
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Zenith telescope. Fig. No. 28, Report of Superintendent ... 1866
1866
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Twelve inch repeating circle (bottom) and heliotrope (top). Fig. No. 27, Report of Superintendent ... 1866
1866
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Thirty inch theodolite. Fig. No. 26, Report of Superintendent ... 1866
1866
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Transferring the measurement to the ground work. Completing the Salt Lake City Base. Distance measurement with Eimbeck base bar apparatus. Figure No. 9, Appendix No. 12. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 774
Utah, Salt Lake City 1897
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Crossing a railway embankment on the Salt Lake City Base. Using the Eimbeck base bar apparatus. Figure No. 8, Appendix No. 12. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 774
Utah, Salt Lake City 1897
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Beginning the measurement of the Salt Lake City Base. Perhaps last use of Eimbeck base bar apparatus. Figure No. 7, Appendix No. 12. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 774
Utah, Salt Lake City 1897
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Duplex bar No. 15 on its trestles. Figure No. 5, Appendix No. 11. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 483.
1897
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Duplex bars of Eimbeck base measuring instrument in contact. Figure No. 4, Appendix No. 11. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 483.
1897
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30 centimeter theodolite. Plate I, Fig. No. 7, Appendix No. 8, Report of Superintendent ... 1894, p. 276
1894
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Meridian and equal altitude instrument for astronomic observations. Fig. No. 28, Report of Superintendent ... 1867
1867
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Sorenson's engraving pantograph. Fig. No. 27, Report of Superintendent ... 1867
1867
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20 centimeter theodolite. Plate II, Fig. No. 8, Appendix No. 8, Report of Superintendent ... 1894, p. 276
1894
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Tidal indicator erected at Reedy Island on the Delaware River, Delaware. Figure No. 5, Appendix No. 9. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 483. This and two other indicators at New York and San Francisco built by C&GS. Face is thirty feet in diameter
Delaware, Reedy Island, Delaware River 1897
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Stierle gauge as modified by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Figure No. 4, Appendix No. 9. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 482
1897
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Stierle gauge as modified by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Figure No. 3, Appendix No. 9. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 482
1897
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Avery's one-roller tide gauge. Figure 2, Appendix No. 9. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 481
1897
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Saxton self-registering tide gauge - model of 1853. Figure 1, Appendix No. 9. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 481
1897
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Clock-face view of modified Stierle tide gauge, model of 1896. Plate No. 5 of Appendix No. 7. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 318
1897
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Modified stierle tide gauge, model of 1896. Plate No. 4 of Appendix No. 7. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 318
1897
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Saxton self-registering tide gauge, model as of 1897. Plate No. 3 of Appendix No. 7. Part II, Report of the Superintendent ... 1897, p. 318
1897
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Magnetic declination and dip station. Observations at Boundary Marker No. 1. This was at the northernmost point on the Alaska-Canada Boundary. Party of J. T. Watkins - transportation by Coast Guard Cutter Bear
Alaska, Demarcation Point August 15, 1921
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Magnetic observations by party of J. T. Watkins. Station was about 10 miles west of East Cape, Siberia. Transportation by Coast Guard Cutter Bear
USSR, Near Whalen, Siberia August, 1921
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Magnetic observations by party of M. L. Cleven.
Alaska, Nome Early summer 1947
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Magnetic observations by party of M. L. Cleven in east-central Alaskan Arctic.
Alaska, Saganavirktok River Early summer 1947
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Observing magnetics with transit magnetometer at Station Mir 2. Party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands June 12, 1949
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Observing absolute value of horizontal component of the Earth's magnetic field.
Maryland, Cheltenham Observatory 1931
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Measuring absolute value of declination with a declinometer.
Maryland, Cheltenham Observatory 1931
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Co-tidal lines of the world.
1916
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Making magnetic observations for declination.
Washington, D.C. area 1931
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Chart showing isogonic lines for year 1900. Isogonic lines are lines of equal declination
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Magnetic station near El Misti Volcano, Peru. Party of James Baden
Peru, Arequipo 1947

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