Boston Bay and approaches


Boston Bay and approaches

Item Information

Title:
Boston Bay and approaches
Title (alt.):
Coast charts no. 10 & 11, Massachusetts Bay with the Coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod
Massachusetts Bay with the Coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod
Description:
As part of its mission to provide navigational aids for the entire country, the U.S. Coast Survey published charts at various scales. Some covered small geographical areas, such as harbors. Others, such as this one showing the approaches to Boston Bay, covered larger lengths of the coast line. Published at a scale of 1:80,000, it depicted the Massachusetts coast line from Cape Ann to Scituate. Like other Coast Survey charts, it included numerous depth soundings along the coast and in the primary harbors, as well as detailed topographic information about a mile inland from the shoreline.
Contributor:
Boutelle, C. O. (Charles Otis)
Contributor:
Cram, Thomas Jefferson, 1807?-1883
Contributor:
Whiting, Henry L.
Contributor:
Davis, Charles Henry, 1807-1877
Contributor:
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Contributor:
Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880
Contributor:
Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864
Contributor:
Boschke, A.
Contributor:
Hergesheimer, E. (Edwin)
Contributor:
McCoy, G.
Contributor:
Enthoffer, J. (Joseph), 1818-1901
Contributor:
Mathiot, G.
Creator:
United States Coast Survey
Name on Item:
triangulation by C.O. Boutelle and Capt. T.J. Cram, U.S.A. assis. ; topography by H.L. Whiting ... [et al.] ; hydrography by the parties under the command of C.H. Davis ... [et al.]. Massachusetts Bay with the coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod / from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache
Date:
1866
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Bay
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Massachusetts Bay
Boston Bay (Mass.)--Navigation
Massachusetts Bay (Mass.)--Navigation
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : United States Coast Survey
Notes:
Depths shown by shading, Isolines, and soundings.
Relief shown by hachures.
Collective title: Coast charts no. 10 & 11, Massachusetts Bay with the Coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod.
"The hydrography of Boston Bay and Harbor is from a resurvey made under the direction of the U.S. Harbor Commission, consisting of Genl. J.G. Totten ... A.D. Bache ... and C.H. Davis by A. Boschke in 1862, '63 and '64."
Oriented with north toward upper right corner.
Includes tables of light houses and tides, and information on soundings and buoys.
Extent:
1 map ; 76 x 96 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:80,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001160
Barcode:
39999052508155
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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