USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-041-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Water sampling at selected navigational buoy sites in Boston Harbor for geochemical baseline measurements.


Start Date: 1995-08-03

Start Port/Location: Charlestown, MA

End Date: 1995-08-03

End Port/Location: Charlestown, MA

Equipment Used: Visual navigation, Nansen bottles

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: One sample approximately 2 meters off the bottom and another 2 meters below the surface. Sample was taken about 2 hours after ebb tide commenced.

Staff: Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Rabideau - MWRA


Location Map:


photo of MWRA Whaler
MWRA Whaler


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Visual navigation --- Navigation
Nansen bottles --- Temperature