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

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Magnetic station Burroughs. This type of mark is installed at a site used to determine magnetic declination and other magnetic parameters.
2013
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NOAA survey launch BAY HYDROGRAPHER underway at container piers at Portsmouth, Virginia, within hours of Sandy's departure. By immediately surveying shipping channels, this sped up the resumption of shipping and naval operations.
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An employee of NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products (CO-OPS) installs an air gap sensor on the Don Holt Bridge. This sensor is critical for determining under bridge clearance as larger ships push the limits of bridge heights. This sensor is an intrinsic part of the Physical Oceanographic Real- Time System (PORTS).
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Looking down from the air gap sensor on the Don Holt Bridge to the water surface below. This sensor is an intrinsic part of the Physical Oceanographic Real- Time System (PORTS).
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Coast Survey cartographer Galena Mishonova working on updating the New York Harbor chart, Chart 12334, following Hurricane Sandy.
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A NOAA Coast Survey Navigational Response Team collects post-Sandy depth measurements in New York harbor around Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
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In Sandy's immediate aftermath, NOAA survey vessels responded to calls for assistance from storm-ravaged areas of New York, New Jersey, Delaware Bay, and Virginia. This navigation response team cleared a path to launch at Marcus Hook on the Delaware river southwest of Philadelphia.
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NOAA Navigation Response Team launching survey vessel in Cobscook Bay in 2010.
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Most mariners now use Print-on-Demand nautical charts that are up-to-date to the moment of printing.
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U.S. Power Squadron members and others report wrecks and other potential navigation dangers to NOAA, and cartographers update the nautical chart. These are real-time displays from a January 16 hydrographic survey, as NOAA survey vessel BAY HYDROGRAPHER II confirmed the location of a reported wreck in Chesapeake Bay.
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NOAA Corps Ensign Lindsey Norman retrieves a side scan sonar unit that NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON used to survey the Hudson River on a post-Sandy survey to allow fuel barge traffic to resume.
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Survey launch from NOAA Ship RAINIER in Burroughs Bay, Alaska. Monitoring survey operations.
2013 June 16
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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This drift bottle was found on Martha's Vineyard on December 22, 2013. It was released by the USC&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER on September 19, 1959. These bottles were used to crudely track ocean currents.
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Field camp of French geodesists completing the observations for a geodetic junction between Europe and Africa. In: La Nature 1880.
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A vehicle discovered by Office of Coast Survey Navigation Response Team 1 that was upside down in Panama City's West Bay Creek. The car was a 2007 Ford Focus. No human remains were found associated with the vehicle.
Florida, Panama City 2014 April 8
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Deploying Klein 7800 sidescan from stern of NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
2012 August 2
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Pilot's view of the ship channel in Lake Calcasieu leading to Lake Charles.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2013 June 26
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NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Clark with Ensign Joe Brinkley, NOAA Corps, repairing horizontal control station.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Cape Kaguyak
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Survey launches returning to NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
Alaska, Kodiak Island area
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Assistant Survey Tech Eli Smith sets up for a leveling tide staff while Ensign Micki Ream prepares for data collection.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Terror Bay 2014 August 28
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Chief Survey Tech Jim Jacobson and Assistant Survey Tech Thomas Burrows installing the Terror Bay tide staff during low tide.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Terror Bay 2014 August 29
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MVP (Moving vessel profiler) secured on deck. This instrument is used to measure conductivity and temperature versus depth as a vessel is underway.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Kupreanof Strait 2014 September 2
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Sidescan sonar image of seafloor. Note object in center bottom of sidescan image. Its arcuate shape suggests possible man-made object. Such shapes and features require additional investigation.
Alaska, Kodiak Island, Kupreanof Strait 2014 September 2
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A tide gauge and horcon station (horizontal control) being set up in Terror Bay.
2014 August 30
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NOAA Ship RAINIER project area in summer of 2014.
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Multi-beam survey vs. single beam survey coverage.
2014
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Rodman for topographic work in vicinity of Great Dismal Swamp. Work off of C&GS ship MIKAWE.
North Carolina, Great Dismal Swamp area 1936 circa
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Lieutenant Arnold Karo and Chief Radio Operator William B. Stedman measuring currents in a West Coast estuary.
California, Oakland-Alameda area. 1927
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Radio acoustic ranging station on Farallon Island in the foghorn building.
California, Farallon Islands 1929
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Tidal columns at Brannnan Street Wharf. These columns measure the rise and fall of the tides. An Otis Redding quote from "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" is on a bronze plaque at the base of the center column, while a quote from NOAA historian Captain Albert Theberge is at the base of the southermost column.
California, San Francisco 2013 July13
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Tidal columns at Brannnan Street Wharf. These columns measure the rise and fall of the tides. Quote from Captain Albert Theberge inscribed at base of southernmost column.
California, San Francisco 2013 July13
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Tidal columns at Brannnan Street Wharf. These columns measure the rise and fall of the tides. Quote from Captain Albert Theberge inscribed at base of southernmost column.
California, San Francisco 2013 July13
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Tidal columns at Brannnan Street Wharf. These columns measure the rise and fall of the tides. An Otis Redding quote from "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" is on a bronze plaque at the base of the center column, while a quote from NOAA historian Captain Albert Theberge is at the base of the southermost column.
California, San Francisco 2013 July13
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Representatives of Cuba's National Office of Hydrography having conferred with United States hydrographers concerning common issues, receive a tour of the Coast Survey vessel BAY HYDRO II.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2015 December 17
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Cover of pre World War II Japanese Coast Pilot.
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Diagram of chart boundaries for West Coast of United States in pre-World War II Japanese Coast Pilot.
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Aerial view of Port of Long Beach showing location of facilities and United States warships. Aerial views seemingly for aircraft as opposed to views from water for ship traffic.
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Aerial view of San Diego showing location of facilities at Broadway Pier showing both United States warships and merchant vessels. Aerial views seemingly for aircraft as opposed to views from water for ship traffic.
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Atlas of tidal currents for North Sea to English Channel produced by German Seewarte just prior to World War II.
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Sample page of German Seewarte tidal current charts showing direction and strength of currents 3 hours after meridian passage of moon.
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Title page of history of Eighth Field Artillery Observation Battalion. This document was self-published by the Eighth FAOB and gave its history from training in the United States to landing on D+2 through the final capitulation of Germany. RADM John Bull, C&GS, (dec.), was survey officer for the Eighth FAOB.
California
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Commander Bill Hayes, commanding officer of ESSA Ship DAVIDSON, checking hydrographic survey work. Survey conducted by running arcs along constant distance from navigation station. Intersection with second navigation station distance determines position of vessel along arc.
1968
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Plot table, fathometers, and hand data logging machine in plot room of then ESSA Ship DAVIDSON.
1968
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Electronics rack containing HI-FIX navigation system components in plot room of ESSA Ship DAVIDSON.
1968
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Navy vessel passing close astern of ESSA Ship DAVIDSON off San Diego. Hydrographic surveying often involves working in close proximity to major shipping lanes.
1968
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Navy vessel passing close astern of ESSA Ship DAVIDSON off San Diego.
1968
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Preparing current meter for deployment off ESSA Ship DAVIDSON.
1968
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Preparing current meter for deployment off ESSA Ship DAVIDSON.
1968

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