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NOAA Photo Library Image - cgs05098

Sketch of "Charleston Harbor", exhibiting the normal Course and Velocity of the Tidal Current at Flood from observations by Lieut. J.N. Maffitt. This is a fairly sophisticated attempt at showing the nature of tidal flow. John Maffitt among the most knowledgeable and successful of Coast Survey hydrographers. He became a very successful Confederate blockade runners and commerce raider.

Image ID: cgs05098, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: South Carolina, Charleston Harbor
Photo Date: 1851
Credit: NARA C&GS Colllection

Category: Coast and Geodetic Survey/Archive Oceanography Tides/

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