Event Summary

Congress creates the United States Coast Survey

Date

February 10, 1807

Description

Congress (with authorization of President Thomas Jefferson)creates the United States Coast Survey; Swiss-born Ferdinand Hassler (1770-1843) named first director

Lecture

Politics/Diplomacy/Policy

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Related People

Jefferson, Thomas Hassler, Ferdinand R.

Related Documents

Coast Survey Legislation (1807)

Record ID

Record ID: 391