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MAP #: 349U8

CARTOGRAPHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1849

SHORT TITLE : SKETCH C NO. 2 SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF DEEP SEA SOUNDINGS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : IN SECTIONS 2,3 & 4 U.S. COAST SURVEY IN 1849 SCALE 1/3000000 (LOWER RIGHT). "PAG. 6." (TOP LEFT). SCALE IN STATUTE MILES (BELOW TITLE). THERE ARE NO NEAT LINES. THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. AN ARROW POINTING TO TRUE NORTH (LEFT OF CENTER). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1849
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 20.0 X 12.5 CM. (BETWEEN DATA LIMITS)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,000,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-605(5)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-2TG
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS TYPE CHART (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : NONE (1)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE USCS 1849 ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS IS THE ONLY ONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL SKETCH THAT COVERS FROM THE MOUTH OF N.Y. HARBOR TO CAPE HATTERAS, INCLUDING THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE OCEAN FRONT, SHOWS THE LINES WHERE SOUNDINGS WERE MADE IN THE OCEAN AND THE 1849 DATE OF THE SOUNDINGS. THERE IS A LINE TO MARK TRUE MERIDIAN. THE BULK OF THE SOUNDINGS WORK WAS NORTH OF CAPE HENRY IN 1849 AND SOUTH OF IT IN 1850. THIS SKETCH WAS USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1849.

TRUE SOUNDINGS WORK REFLECTED IN THIS SKETCH WAS DONE BY THE PARTY UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT. COMDG. THORNTON A. JENKINS, U.S.N. ASSISTANT. HIS WORK FROM THE CAPES OF DELAWARE SOUTH TO THE CAPES OF THE CHESAPEAKE AND FROM LITTLE EGG HARBOR TO N.Y. HARBOR TOTALLED 500 MILES ON WHICH 81 SOUNDINGS WERE TAKEN. THE WORK WAS DONE ON THE STEAMER JEFFERSON, WHICH WAS CONVERTED INTO A SIDE-WHEEL STEAMER IN THE WINTER OF 1848 AND THE SPRING OF 1849. THE VESSEL DEVELOPED ENGINE DEFICIENCIES OF A "GRAVE CHARACTER" AND THIS HURT THE EFFICIENCY OF THE OPERATION. PLANS HAD BEEN MADE TO SURVEY SECTIONS II,III,IV, AND V, BUT ACTUAL OPERATIONS WERE CONFINED TO THE FIRST THREE. THE VESSEL WORKED ONLY FROM EARLY JULY TO OCTOBER.

DATA IS PRIMARILY FROM THE 1849 USCS REPORT TO CONGRESS.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE IS A SIMILAR SKETCH IN THE 1850 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE USCS TO CONGRESS, WITH THE TITLE THE SAME EXCEPT THE ADDITION OF "& '50" AFTER 1849. IT HAS NO PAGE NUMBER AND HAS THE ADDED NOTE "T SIGNIFIES TIDAL STATION" BELOW THE SCALE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY ON THIN PAPER ATTACHED TO THE USCS 1849 ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B015-2TG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-605(5).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1849, WASHINGTON: U.S. COAST SURVEY, 1850.

March 1, 1993


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