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

4350 thumbnail picture
Getting there the hard way - IV. Fueled by willpower. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Central 1923
4351 thumbnail picture
Getting there the hard way - V. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Central 1923
4352 thumbnail picture
All tuckered out. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife. Chief of Party William M. Scaife
Alaska Central 1923
4353 thumbnail picture
Ready to rope up prior to crossing Twin Glacier. William Scaife with rope. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska Southeast, Twin Glacier 1929
4354 thumbnail picture
Crossing Twin Glacier. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Southeast, Twin Glacier 1929
4355 thumbnail picture
End of trip across Twin Glacier. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Southeast, Twin Glacier 1929
4356 thumbnail picture
Level party of B. E. Tilton.
United States, Central 1900
4357 thumbnail picture
Early mechanized level party with hand-velocipede. Observer riding ahead. Level party of W.H. Burger.
Oklahoma, Indian Territory 1902
4358 thumbnail picture
Early level crew - taking the back sight. Umbrella shading instrument, recorder writing down observations and computing. Level party of W.H. Burger.
Oklahoma, Indian Territory 1902
4359 thumbnail picture
Early level crew - passing the mallet. Rear rodman passing front rodman, recorder pulling. Rodman moving ahead will drive spike to steady rod.
Oklahoma, Indian Territory 1902
4360 thumbnail picture
Living in a railroad box-car left on the siding. Ford Kurtz - member of early level crew.
Oklahoma, Indian Territory 1902
4361 thumbnail picture
William Scaife on motor velocipede south of Fairbanks. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Central 1923
4362 thumbnail picture
Leveling crew moving velocipede off tracks for approaching train. Level party of Herman Odessey.
Alaska Central 1923
4363 thumbnail picture
Leveling crew entering tunnel on velocipede. Hope they knew the train schedule. Level party of Herman Odessey.
Alaska Central 1923
4364 thumbnail picture
Leveling crew with inclined tripod mounted on velocipede. Level party of J.D. Crichton.
United States, Central 1920
4365 thumbnail picture
First day on the trail up Station Azimuth. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska Southeast 1929
4366 thumbnail picture
Packing in the astro instruments. Shields, 50 lbs. Astro party of C.V Hodgson.
Arizona 1914
4367 thumbnail picture
Packing in the astro instruments. Robuck, 76 lbs. Astro party of C.V Hodgson.
Arizona 1914
4368 thumbnail picture
Packing in the astro instruments. Chief of party, 102 lbs. Astro party of C.V Hodgson.
Arizona 1914
4369 thumbnail picture
Packing in the astro instruments. Taylor, 70 lbs. Astro party of C.V Hodgson.
Arizona 1914
4370 thumbnail picture
Mountain climbing in June. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Southeast Alaska 1929
4371 thumbnail picture
On the trail to Station Lazaro.
Southeast Alaska, Clarence Strait 1921
4372 thumbnail picture
Packing up a shear cliff. Party off WILDCAT.
Alaska, Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula
4373 thumbnail picture
I sure wish they'd put these stations in easier places. Party off WILDCAT.
Alaska, Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula
4374 thumbnail picture
Packing up Snow Mountain. Reconnaissance party of William Musseter.
1925
4375 thumbnail picture
2-man observation party. Herman Odessey on left, Walter Bilby on right. Triangulation party of Herman Odessey
Montana 1925
4376 thumbnail picture
Resting part way up to Station Armada. Time for a snack. Astro party of Ector B. Latham.
California Southern 1932
4377 thumbnail picture
Observer Thomas and pack. Triangulation party of Wilbur A. Porter.
Colorado 1934
4378 thumbnail picture
Observing party on the way to Longs Peak. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson.
Colorado, Longs Peak 1939
4379 thumbnail picture
After descent of Laramie Peak.
Wyoming, Laramie Peak 1935?
4380 thumbnail picture
Fording a stream. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4381 thumbnail picture
Packing up. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4382 thumbnail picture
Cold day- cold horses --- near Station Schist. Nearing the end of the season. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Alaska, Interior 1924
4383 thumbnail picture
Pack train at the top of Mauna Loa. Astro Party of E. J. Brown. World Longitude Network.
Hawaii, Mauna Loa 1927
4384 thumbnail picture
"Getting Out" - Horses helping horsepower. Level party of Herman Odessey.
Alaska, North of Valdez 1923
4385 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
4386 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?
4387 thumbnail picture
Two kinds of horsepower. Crossing the Red River near Granite, Oklahoma. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton.
Near Granite, Oklahoma 1921
4388 thumbnail picture
Going to work by horse and oxcart. Believed to be Roland Horne on horseback.
Philippine Islands 1923
4389 thumbnail picture
Slogging through the snowfields. The "country behind Station Twin". Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Southeast Alaska 1929
4390 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
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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?
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The trip across the snowfields. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife.
Southeast Alaska 1929
4393 thumbnail picture
Spring reconnaissance in the Broad Pass District. After leaving the railroad at Cantwell. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Alaska Central 1924?
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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
4395 thumbnail picture
Traveling by human power - rickshaw ride in the Orient. On the way over to the Philippines.
Japan 1932?
4396 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton and Bloomberg in a Cebu cart. Shore leave in the Philippines.
Philippine Islands, Cebu 1925
4397 thumbnail picture
Idyllic day on the Yukon River. Reconnaissance party of Sam O. White.
Alaska, Yukon River 1926
4398 thumbnail picture
Climbing up 110' rock near McArthur Pass. Survey crew off SURVEYOR.
Alaska, East arm of Nuka Bay, Kenai Peninsula 1927
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Landing at Station "Steep". Survey crew off SURVEYOR.
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula area 1927

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