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Summary Information for Field Activity 1997-035-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: November 19, 1997 to December 01, 1997

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

   Canadian Hydrographic Service; University of New Brunswick

Objectives: Complete multibeam survey of Massachusetts Bay.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Bathymetric maps;

Summary: 11/19/97 Gloucester; 11/20-24 survey Massachusetts Bay; 11/25-29 engine and weather; 11/30-12/1 survey Massachusetts Bay; 12/1 Gloucester. Cruise terminated due to engine and weather. Single multibeam transects from Massachusetts Bay to Woods Hole and Woods Hole to Montauk, Long Island.

Contact: Bill Danforth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier C-35-97-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

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.. (Also available at

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C.,2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157. (Also available at

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