USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-032-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect sediment samples for geochemical and geotechnical measurements. In addition to sediment samples, a short sidescan sonar survey will be conducted around transponders at the three tripod sites occupied by Butman.


Start Date: 1987-07-29

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1987-08-07

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Klein 531 sidescan, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Bothner, Thomas O'Brien, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, William Winters, Kenneth E. Parolski, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Brown; Tripp (WHOI)

Notes: This effort is part of the program in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay designed to determine the transport and accumulation of pollutants in this urbanized estuary. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Joe Newell (alternate captain), Mike Bothner, Bill Winters, Rick Rendigs, Schneider, Lobinski, Brown, Larry Poppe, Tom O'Brien, Ken Parolski.

Location Map:


photo of Neecho


(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - piston --- Geology
1987-032-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB, HAND SAMPLE samples)
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Loran-C --- Navigation