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

4900 thumbnail picture
Recording angles for Station West Offset. Getting burned from sun and blistered from rock. Party off of WHITING
Thatch Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
4901 thumbnail picture
Wild T-2 observations from water standpipe.
United States East Coast
4902 thumbnail picture
Wild T-3 observations in Alligator Harbor. Supporting Launch 1257 operations
Florida Panhandle 1977
4903 thumbnail picture
Wild T -2 observations. Note witness post
4904 thumbnail picture
Wild T-2 observations at entrance to Chesapeake Bay
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay
4905 thumbnail picture
Recording Wild T-2 observations at entrance to Chesapeake Bay
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay
4906 thumbnail picture
Level instrument and Wild T-2
4907 thumbnail picture
Oldest known sketch of Coast Survey sounding operations. Watercolor by James Madison Alden - 1857. Coast Survey Brig FAUNTLEROY in background
Strawberry Harbor, Rosario Straits, Washington 1857
4908 thumbnail picture
Alaska, 1898. Sketch by McFarland. Skiff hydro sounding operations
4909 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic survey operations - note line from leadline extending ahead. Two observers shooting angles
4910 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic Launch from 1942 Hydrographic Manual. EXPLORER Launch
4911 thumbnail picture
Interior of hydrographic launch from 1942 Hydrographic Manual. EXPLORER Launch
1941
4912 thumbnail picture
36' hydrographic launch with 30' Shoran antenna. Launch off of PIONEER
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1949
4913 thumbnail picture
Launch with Shoran antenna off Sledge Island. Launch off EXPLORER
Alaska 1950
4914 thumbnail picture
Training Liberians to do hydrography
Liberia, Africa 1953
4915 thumbnail picture
Shoran Launch No. 4 between Unga and Wosnesenski Island
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1954
4916 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic launch off SURVEYOR near Kalgin Island, Cook Inlet
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
4917 thumbnail picture
Interior of hydrographic survey launch off SURVEYOR
Alaska, Cook Inlet, Kalgin Island 1967
4918 thumbnail picture
Coxswain Tosh Kaiura checking compass while getting on line. SURVEYOR launch at Pago Pago
American Samoa 1971
4919 thumbnail picture
Plastic Pig on line. WHITING launch in Pillsbury Sound
Pillsbury Sound, U.S. Virgin Islands 1975
4920 thumbnail picture
Jensen Launch on line. Launch off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
4921 thumbnail picture
Jensen Launch on line. Launch off of PEIRCE
U. S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie 1985
4922 thumbnail picture
Jensen Launch on line. Launch off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
4923 thumbnail picture
Jensen Launch on line dwarfed by nuclear power plant cooling tower. Launch off of PEIRCE
Delaware Bay 1985
4924 thumbnail picture
Skiff outfitted for hydrography - casting the lead. Skiff off of HYDROGRAPHER
Eastern Gulf of Mexico 1925
4925 thumbnail picture
Boston Whaler outfitted for hydrography. Boat off of PEIRCE
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1985
4926 thumbnail picture
Small boat hydro - Cook Inlet area. Boat off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1970
4927 thumbnail picture
Low tide - rock shows where vessel struck and then sank. Vessel captain claimed to be in mid-channel far from any hazards. Paint, metal fragments, and rivets proved differently
Alaska
4928 thumbnail picture
Egyptian tomb painting from 1450 B.C. showing officer with sounding pole. Officer is telling crew to come ahead slow. Engineers with cat-o'-nine-tails assuring proper response from engines
Egypt 1450 B.C.
4929 thumbnail picture
St. Brendan striking out into the Atlantic - about 6th Century A.D. St. Brendan checking depths with his sounding pole
Ireland 500 A.D.
4930 thumbnail picture
Frontispiece from the Hastings Rutter - 1450 A.D. early English pilot guide. Possibly first picture of leadline sounding
Thames River, England 1450 A.D.
4931 thumbnail picture
Sailor sounding from merchantman - Nineteenth Century. Sketch by Gordon Grant
4932 thumbnail picture
Double sounding chair arrangement. Effort to double density of soundings. Working off of HYDROGRAPHER in 20 to 25 fathoms
Gulf of Mexico 1917
4933 thumbnail picture
Double sounding chair arrangement. Effort to double density of soundings. Working off of HYDROGRAPHER in 20 to 25 fathoms
Gulf of Mexico 1917
4934 thumbnail picture
Double sounding chair arrangement. Effort to double density of soundings. Working off of HYDROGRAPHER in 20 to 25 fathoms
Gulf of Mexico 1917
4935 thumbnail picture
Taking the reading when the line is vertical
4936 thumbnail picture
Boatswain Jahnke casting the lead. Launch off the SURVEYOR
4937 thumbnail picture
Casting the lead - Hydro Manual 1931
4938 thumbnail picture
Casting the lead - Hydro Manual 1931
4939 thumbnail picture
Leadline is vertical for reading. Working off the WESTDAHL
Southeast Alaska 1936
4940 thumbnail picture
Tossing the leadline. Working off the WESTDAHL. Note splash of lead out ahead of ship
Southeast Alaska 1936
4941 thumbnail picture
Sounding in Salton Sea for seaplane landing site. Part of war project to establish seaplane landing sites. Sites used for ferrying seaplanes across United States
Salton Sea, California 1942
4942 thumbnail picture
Trolley sounding arrangement. Off of ISIS
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay area 1915
4943 thumbnail picture
Trolley and line ready for next sounding. Off of ISIS
United States East Coast 1916
4944 thumbnail picture
Trolley rig - Hauling slack from sounding line prior to sounding. Off of ISIS
United States East Coast 1916
4945 thumbnail picture
Trolley rig - paying out leadline by hand as trolley carriage runs down cable. Off of ISIS
United States East Coast 1916
4946 thumbnail picture
Getting upright cast as sounding stand passes position of lead. Off of ISIS
United States East Coast 1916
4947 thumbnail picture
Hauling in sounding line of trolley rig using hand crank on boat deck. Off of ISIS
United States East Coast 1916
4948 thumbnail picture
Arrangement of sounding machines on PATHFINDER. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1921
4949 thumbnail picture
Arrangement of sounding machines on PATHFINDER. Off of PATHFINDER
Philippines 1921

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