Historical Maps

The Boston Atlas

Harbor Charts

The Office of Coast Survey, now part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been making accurate and detailed harbor charts for navigation since the 1800s. The charts have been beautifully preserved, and are available at intervals of approximately ten years. Try comparing two harbor charts to see details about what has changed.

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