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Item #41178 Calcasieu Pass. Louisiana.

Calcasieu Pass

Washington D.C. Published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, March 1920. Nautical chart printed on heavy paper stock. Uncolored. Sheet size: 23 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches.

A rare original coastal survey of Calcasieu Pass in the Cameron area and includes Calcasieu Light.

Established by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey was the United States' first civilian scientific agency. This agency has followed its mission to survey the U.S. coastline, create nautical charts of the coast, and help increase maritime safety since its founding, and has often played fascinating roles in significant chapters of U.S. history. It served in all theaters of the Civil War in the service of the Union Army and Navy, pioneered acoustic exploration in the wake of the sinking of the Titanic, and during WWI it worked to detect enemy submarines. In addition, this agency worked to survey and produce detailed maps and renderings of the U.S. coast. These nautical survey maps (commonly referred to as "T-sheets") provide fascinating insights into the history of the United States coastline, which has and will continue to shift. These maps are the most important data source for understanding the physical and ecological characteristics of the U.S. shoreline. The present map is notable for the inclusion of the Calcasieu Light, the lighthouse in the pass, which had been severely damaged in a hurricane in 1916. Thanks to a federal aid package, this lighthouse was restored, but in the year 1920, when this map was printed, it was noted that the Calcasieu Light Station had rebuilt 1,470 feet of walks, boathouse, and made numerous minor repairs to station. This map is a highly detailed and accurate sea chart of the Calcasieu Pass, and an important historical view of the developing Louisiana.

Item #41178

Price: $200.00

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