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jimh posted 10-13-2010 02:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
NOAA has released a large number of electronic versions of charts and maps dating from the Civil War era and made them available for free download from their website at

http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/history/CivilWar/

For example, here is a portion of the St. Mary's River (flows between Lake Superior and Lake Huron) at East Neebish Rapids as charted in 1853:

http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/tiled_jpgs_done/ zoomifyURLDrivenWebPage.htm?zoomifyImagePath=00_A-00-1853

Have fun browsing.

Plotman posted 10-14-2010 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
That is way cool. Pretty impressive quality for that time. I wonder what the currents were like through there.

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