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

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Early use of proton precession marine magnetometer. Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER
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Brown pendulum apparatus gravity meter. Named for its inventor, Lt. E. J. Brown, C&GS. Lt. Brown died in an automobile accident in 1935.
1937
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Mendenhall half-second pendulums. Figure 2 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
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Gravity observing apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1917
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Original form of Mendenhall half-second pendulum gravity measuring apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
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Ground shaker at Position "B". Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Building shaker in the doorway of a building. Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Ground shaker at Position "A". Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER.
Pacific Ocean 1964
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Bank of recording instruments at Honolulu geophysical observatory. Recording tidal levels at remote sites throughout Pacific Basin. Used for tsunami warning system.
Hawaii, Honolulu Ca. 1967
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Bank of recording instruments at Honolulu geophysical observatory. Recording tidal levels at remote sites throughout Pacific Basin. Used for tsunami warning system.
Alaska, Valdez 1964
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Radical changes in sea level following 1964 Alaska Good Friday Earthquake.
Alaska, Valdez 1964
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Earthquake damage in Alaska following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Southern 1964
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Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
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Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
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Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
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Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
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Reproduction of first map showing magnetic declination in the United States. First published by the Coast Survey in 1856
1856
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Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Using a magnetometer to measure the declination. Declination is the angle between true north and magnetic north
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Unidentified geophysical instrument
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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A happy face cactus in the Galapagos Islands. During western hemisphere magnetic project
Galapagos Islands 1945
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I think I'll take this thing for a spin. NOAA diver gets ready for a spin on a tourist moped . At the end of the cruise ship piers in Nassau
Nassau, Bahamas Islands 1984
4774 thumbnail picture
Disney eagle originally designed for the Coast and Geodetic Survey
4775 thumbnail picture
The joy of kissing the baby. Equator crossing on NOAA Ship MOUNT MITCHELL
Atlantic Ocean, on the Equator 1990
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It is now official. Pizza can be delivered virtually anywhere
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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
4778 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
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Mac Smith - dressed to kill. What hydrographers wear for a night out on the town
Ca. 1935
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Ronnie and Elvis greet geodetic party at Montana dude ranch
Montana Ca. 1958
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A Pinckney Island Industry. Moonshine in the Southeast
South Carolina, Pinckney Island 1931
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The crew of the SURVEYOR playing baseball at Dutch Harbor
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island July 4, 1969
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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
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Baseball at Dutch Harbor - the national pastime goes to the Aleutians
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands July 4, 1940
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The rim of the crater of Mt. Erebus. The view from a helicopter
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica Ca. 1980
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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
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Photographer takes self-portrait in South Pole marker. Atmosheric phenomena provide halo for observer
South Pole, Antarctica 1981
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C&GS ship offshore near Rockland, Maine. Conducting observations along the Eastern Oblique Arc
Maine near Rockland 1890's?
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A small grouper looks glumly at divers installing tide gauge
Bahama Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
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Survey launch with Shoran antenna departing PIONEER
Vicinity of Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
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Shoran antenna dismantled prior to launch pickup. Launch off of EXPLORER
Port Clarence, Alaska 1950
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Arctic Field Party hydrographic launch - a converted LCVP
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Ca. 1950
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Arctic Field Party hydrographic launch - a converted LCVP
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Ca. 1950
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Lake Survey hydrographic launch
Great Lakes Ca. 1960
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SURVEYOR launches for detached party tied up
Nome, Alaska 1969
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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
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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
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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
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Jensen survey launch getting underway early in morning. Conducting chart evaluation surveys in Miami area. Launch off of PEIRCE
Miami area, Florida March 1978

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