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 Port/Location: Sandwich Boat Basin, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich Boat Basin, MA

Start Date: 1974-10-22

End Date: 1974-10-23

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

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.


FAN 1974-011-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
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
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.)
SEGY data ( )

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program