Welcome to the
"America's Coastline Album".
Enjoy this sampling
of America's 95,000 miles of coastline and the adjacent coastal regions.
NOAA and its predecessor agencies have been observing, studying, and
surveying America's coastline for nearly 200 years. Indeed, the Coast
Survey, the forerunner of all United States science agencies, was
formed specifically to chart the United States coastline and the immediate
pictures that you will see in this album have come from personnel
associated with virtually all elements of NOAA including latter-day
Coast Surveyors, fisheries scientists, oceanic and atmospheric researchers,
weather observers, and even NOAA librarians. Although most images
are relatively recent, there are sketches and drawings dating back
to the early Nineteenth Century found within this album. Come join
us now and view the waves and flying spray, rocky shores and sandy
beaches, marshes and mangroves, and seaside villages and great port
cities that collectively make up America's Coastline.