USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-005-FA

Other ID: ASTR 73OCT

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James M. Robb

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Uniboom survey.


Start Date: 1973-10-01

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1973-10-12

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Epsco LORAN-C , Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lines 1-35 were collected during this cruise. Line 36 was run 2 Dec. 1974; Line 37 was run 3 Dec. 1974; Line 39 was run 19 June 1975. Man days at sea: 27 TOTAL, 22 USGS.

Staff: Raymond E. Hall, Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Staff:
L. Setlow (MA Div. of Mineral Res.)

Notes: See log for narratives.


Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5395 South: 41 West: -70.1255 East: -70


photo of Asterias


Robb, J.M., and Oldale, Robert N., 1977, Preliminary geologic maps, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: URL:, download PDF.


FAN 1973-005-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Epsco LORAN-C --- Navigation
1973-005-FA-NL-001-01 ( Composite Cruise Log (pdf file) ASTERIAS-Buzzards Bay cruise log containing seismic and navigation entries from October 1-12, 1973(FA 73005); December 2-3,1974 (FA 74017); and June 19-30, 1975 (FA 75011).)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
SEGY data ( )
1973-005-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of LINES 1,2,26,27,30-32)