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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship1599

Stern of the USC&GS Ship PIONEER tied up somewhere in San Francisco Bay. This was possibly during the great magnetic survey of the West Coast that led to the discovery of magnetic striping on the seafloor, a key to plate tectonics.

Image ID: ship1599, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Location: California, Oakland


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