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The launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.

Gasoline launch, twin engine, length 60 feet, beam 14.8 feet, draft 4.6 feet. Built at Canton Lumber Company, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1919 for $12,000. In service 1919-1944 in Atlantic. Served as a wiredrag vessel in concert with the MARINDIN. Named for Herbert Gouverneur Ogden (1846-1906) who served with the Coast Survey from 1864 until his death in 1906. During the Civil War he took part in surveying for the defenses of Washington and served on the gunboat COMMODORE HULL in the sounds of North Carolina. Was heavily involved with Coast Pilot work for much of his career and also took part in the survey of the Alaska-Canada boundary. He was a charter member of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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