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Share the adventure with the wanderers of the Coast Survey! "An Impression of Alaska" rivals some of the poems of Robert Service; "A Wife's View of Geodesy," a near epic poem relating years of following her husband on geodetic triangulation parties across our United States; "Rodman's Reverie" giving a look into the mapping of the future from a rodman in the 1930's; and all the other pride-in-the-work, griping-about-the-work, loving- the-work, and making-fun-of-the-work poems of the Coast and Geodetic Survey....
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Rodman's Reverie
By R.S. Clark, Coast & Geodetic Survey.

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The Ballad of Charlie McGoffus
Anonymous, Coast and Geodetic Survey.

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A Lamentable Ditty
By George Wise, Coast and Geodetic Survey.

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An Impression of Alaska
By George Wilcox

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A Wife's View of Geodesy
By Louise Howard

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Coast and Geodetic Survey
By Mrs. Marguerite Merman
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This Coast Is Your Coast
By Skip Theberge (With Apologies to Woody Guthrie)

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The NOAA Ship George M. Bowers
Anonymous

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Oceanography is Dangerous!
By Arch E. Benthic, a.k.a. Harris B. Stewart

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Decommissioning
By Harris B. Stewart

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The Poor Man and the Smooth Sheet
Anonymous

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Ode to the U.S.B.G.N.
By Lewis Heck
A poem dedicated to the United States Board on Geographic Names.

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The USC&GSS HYDROGRAPHER
By Captain Leonard S. Hubbard

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The Coast Survey Song
Composed by Adam Goodfellow, 1925

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Survey
By Seaman Jack Ingle of the USC&GS Ship LESTER JONES




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