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.

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)