Friday Finds

Discover history with NOAA's Heritage Program

NOAA has a long history, dating back to 1807 with the founding of the Survey of the Coast. That means there’s a lot of historic gems laying around the “attic,” such as old scientific equipment, photos, and documents. On Fridays, NOAA’s Heritage staff will post interesting finds as we sift through NOAA's past. Maybe it’s a cool photo that hasn’t been seen in a while, or perhaps it’s a recently discovered item retrieved from a forgotten corner. Enjoy! 

Discover NOAA’s Friday Finds below.

Have an idea for an artifact, photo, or document from NOAA’s history that you think we should feature in Friday Finds? Send an email with a description and, if possible, a photo to