Chart Survey from the USS Portsmouth

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Title

Chart Survey from the USS Portsmouth

Description

This highly detailed chart from the visit of the USS Portsmouth to Palmyra in 1873, was the standard map used for navigating the waters in and around Palmyra well into the early 1900s, until the US Navy took interest in using Palmyra as a base of operations.

It contains an incredible amount of detail, including a sketch of Palmyra from the common anchorage point, palm trees on the islands denoting the density of growth, lagoon depths and tide height of coral growths.

There are a number of artifacts and evidence of wear, but considering this chart has been sitting in the National Archives for a long time, and in less preserved conditions long before that, it retains an incredible amount of character.

NOTE: this is a very high resolution scan, and a large image file, so there may be delays in viewing/downloading it.

Creator

US Navy

Source

National Archives

Publisher

US Navy

Date

December 1873

Rights

Public Domain

Language

English

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Files

Palmyra Island - USS Portsmouth.JPG

Collection

Citation

US Navy, “Chart Survey from the USS Portsmouth,” Palmyra Archive, accessed August 22, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/132.

Comments

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