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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb2489

239-foot tower built on Bugsuk Island in southwest Philippines. This tower was built completely from native timber cut on location. It took 19 men off the PATHFINDER three weeks to build this signal. This was the largest wooden tower ever built by the C&GS. Used for both observing and as a signal

Image ID: theb2489, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Philippine Islands
Photo Date: 1915
Credit: NOAA Central Library

Category: Geodesy/Triangulation/Towers/Wooden/

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