March 6, 2021

U.S. History: NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Historic Civil War Map and Charts Collection

About the United States Coast Survey: In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense, and the establishment of national boundaries. Within years, the United States Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. […]