USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1974-011-FA

Other ID: ASTR 74 OCT

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a geophysical survey.


Start Date: 1974-10-22

Start Port/Location: Sandwich Boat Basin, MA

End Date: 1974-10-23

End Port/Location: Sandwich Boat Basin, MA

Equipment Used: Boomer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:



Scorton Ledge, Manomet Point, Billingsgate Shoal, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42 South: 41.6 West: -70.6 East: -70.1


photo of Asterias


Oldale, R.N., and O'Hara, Charles J., 1990, Maps showing the geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
1974-011-FA-NL-001-01 ( Navigation Log (pdf file) Loran navigation log containing brief cruise narrative, Uniboom line times, hourly time delays, etc.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
SEGY data ( )
1974-011-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of NOT IN PORTEUS' FILE, DUNKLE SENT FILM (ORIG?)TO NGSDC 750407)
1974-011-FA-SE-001-01 ( 17 SEG-Y merged files.)
1974-011-FA-SE-001-03 ( Scanned cropped record sections: 24 scanned cropped seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1974-011-FA-SE-001-02 ( Scanned raw record sections: 5 scanned raw seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1974-011-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic bottom profiles: Uniboom data collected along 11 track lines.)