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

4400 thumbnail picture
Disney eagle originally designed for the Coast and Geodetic Survey
4401 thumbnail picture
The joy of kissing the baby. Equator crossing on NOAA Ship MOUNT MITCHELL
Atlantic Ocean, on the Equator 1990
4402 thumbnail picture
It is now official. Pizza can be delivered virtually anywhere
4403 thumbnail picture
King Neptune dubbing a pollywog an official shellback. The end of the Equator crossing ordeal on a NOAA Ship
Atlantic Ocean, on the Equator 1990
4404 thumbnail picture
Hey Mike, let's try fishing somewhere else. They don't seem to be biting here. Fishermen followed bad advice about where the fish were biting. Building crew off PEIRCE on Eleuthera Island
Bahamas Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
4405 thumbnail picture
Mac Smith - dressed to kill. What hydrographers wear for a night out on the town
Ca. 1935
4406 thumbnail picture
Ronnie and Elvis greet geodetic party at Montana dude ranch
Montana Ca. 1958
4407 thumbnail picture
A Pinckney Island Industry. Moonshine in the Southeast
South Carolina, Pinckney Island 1931
4408 thumbnail picture
The crew of the SURVEYOR playing baseball at Dutch Harbor
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island July 4, 1969
4409 thumbnail picture
Tidal benchmarks under 10 feet of ice. Ensign Sainsbury looks in vain for the 1911 benchmarks
Alaska, Chinitna Bay, Cook Inlet area April 26, 1956
4410 thumbnail picture
Baseball at Dutch Harbor - the national pastime goes to the Aleutians
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands July 4, 1940
4411 thumbnail picture
The rim of the crater of Mt. Erebus. The view from a helicopter
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica Ca. 1980
4412 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Cynthia McFee checking the distances to major cities. Mileage indicator at the South Pole. Lieutenant McFee was the third woman to winter over at the South Pole
South Pole, Antarctica 1981
4413 thumbnail picture
Photographer takes self-portrait in South Pole marker. Atmosheric phenomena provide halo for observer
South Pole, Antarctica 1981
4414 thumbnail picture
C&GS ship offshore near Rockland, Maine. Conducting observations along the Eastern Oblique Arc
Maine near Rockland 1890's?
4415 thumbnail picture
A small grouper looks glumly at divers installing tide gauge
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
4416 thumbnail picture
Survey launch with Shoran antenna departing PIONEER
Vicinity of Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
4417 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna dismantled prior to launch pickup. Launch off of EXPLORER
Port Clarence, Alaska 1950
4418 thumbnail picture
Arctic Field Party hydrographic launch - a converted LCVP
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Ca. 1950
4419 thumbnail picture
Arctic Field Party hydrographic launch - a converted LCVP
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Ca. 1950
4420 thumbnail picture
Lake Survey hydrographic launch
Great Lakes Ca. 1960
4421 thumbnail picture
SURVEYOR launches for detached party tied up
Nome, Alaska 1969
4422 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic survey launch on a calm day in the South Pacific. Launch off of SURVEYOR - a small boat in a big ocean
South coast of American Samoa 1971
4423 thumbnail picture
26' plastic pig running shore line in Pillsbury Sound. Note man on bow watching out for coral heads and rocks. Launch off of WHITING
South shore of Thatch Cay, U. S. Virgin Islands 1975
4424 thumbnail picture
26' plastic pig at the end of a hydrographic survey line. Approaching the northwest tip of Congo Cay. Launch off of WHITING
North shore of Congo Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
4425 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch getting underway early in morning. Conducting chart evaluation surveys in Miami area. Launch off of PEIRCE
Miami area, Florida March 1978
4426 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch off of San Salvador Island. Launch off of PEIRCE - surveying under international cooperative agreement
San Salvador Island, Bahamas Islands August 1984
4427 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch in Halifax Harbor. Demonstrating hydrographic systems at international hydrographic conference. Launch off of PEIRCE
Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia April 1985
4428 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch underway. Launch off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine June 1985
4429 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch passing a Maine schooner. Launch off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine July 1985
4430 thumbnail picture
Jensen survey launch. Launch off of PEIRCE
Northeast Pillsbury Sound, U. S. Virgin Islands October 1985
4431 thumbnail picture
Running a tagline survey off a skiff. Skiff off of HODGSON
Alaska, Cordova Summer 1966
4432 thumbnail picture
Skiff hydrography for chart evaluation survey. Skiff off of PEIRCE
Miami, Florida 1978
4433 thumbnail picture
Lake Survey hydrographic survey skiff
Great Lakes 1975
4434 thumbnail picture
Lake Survey hydrographic survey skiff
Great Lakes 1975
4435 thumbnail picture
Lake Survey hydrographic survey skiff with top off for the summer
Great Lakes 1975
4436 thumbnail picture
Skiff dragging otterboards looking for obstruction
Atlantic coast Ca. 1980
4437 thumbnail picture
Boston whaler getting ready to take batteries and Minirangers to stations. Boston whaler off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine July 1985
4438 thumbnail picture
Taking a bar check to calibrate fathometer. Note transducer clamped to side of boat - officer on right monitoring fathometer
Penobscot Bay, Maine July 1985
4439 thumbnail picture
Monark outfitted for hydrography in Indian River Inlet, Delaware coast. Motorola Miniranger secured on mast and covered with red flagging. Boat was being used for range-azimuth hydrography. Detached party from NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Indian River Inlet, Delaware coast May 1984
4440 thumbnail picture
Quartermaster Burke checks out the distance to warmer places
Nome, Alaska 1969
4441 thumbnail picture
Charles Schott with Davidson meridian instrument. Eclipse expedition of 1870
Spain 1870
4442 thumbnail picture
Meridian telescope
1890
4443 thumbnail picture
Zenith telescope at the Ukiah Latitude Observatory. Showing latitude levels. Part of international effort to observe small changes in latitude
Ukiah, California 1930?
4444 thumbnail picture
Zenith telescope at the Ukiah Latitude Observatory. Wooden frame built around supporting stand. Protecting instrument from accidental disturbance. Part of international effort to observe small changes in latitude
Ukiah, California
4445 thumbnail picture
Bamberg astronomical transit. In use 1914 - 1960. Used for both latitude and longitude observations
4446 thumbnail picture
Portable observing tripod made of poplar. Astro party of C. V. Hodgson
North Dakota? 1913
4447 thumbnail picture
Lightweight aluminum observing tripod. Astro party of C. V. Hodgson. Note remains of old observing stand to left
Arizona 1914
4448 thumbnail picture
Assembling lightweight aluminum observing tripod. Astro party of C. V. Hodgson
Arizona 1914
4449 thumbnail picture
Observing longitude with Bamberg broken telescope instrument. Astro party of George D. Cowie
Southeast Alaska 1923

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