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Title Charting northern waters : essays for the centenary of the Canadian Hydrographic Service / edited by William Glover
Published Montreal, Que. : Published for the Canadian Nautical Research Society and made possible with financial support from CARIS by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents Maps and Illustrations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Hydrography in New France -- Alejandro Malaspina's Survey Operations on the Northwest Coast, 1791-1792 -- The Publication of British Admiralty Charts for British Columbia in the Nineteenth Century -- "The Incarnation of Energy" : Raymond Préfontaine, the Hydrographic Survey of Canada, and the Establishment of a Canadian Naval Militia -- Hydrographic Survey Work of the Departments of Public Works, Railways and Canals, and the Interior, 1867-1914 -- HMS Challenger's Surveys in Labrador, 1932-1934 -- Hydrographic Studies of Russia's Northern Oceans, 1900-1940 -- Wartime German Hydrography in Canadian Waters -- Canadian Technical Advances in Hydrography since 1945 -- At Sea with Hydro : William Metcalf and USS Edistos Arctic Cruise, Spring 1951
Summary Charting Northern Waters celebrates the achievements and history of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and examines a wide range of topics relating to the origins of the CHS and to its subsequent development. Topics include the colonial heritage of hydrography in Canadians waters, the politics behind the creation of the service, and the work of the agencies that were amalgamated with the Georgian Bay Survey to create the new national body
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Canadian Hydrographic Service -- History.
Hydrographic surveying -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Glover, William.
Canadian Hydrographic Service.
Canadian Nautical Research Society.
ISBN 0773571930 (electronic bk.)
9780773571938 (electronic bk.)