GREENE, Charles Keith

From Islapedia

GREENE, Charles Keith ( - ), hydrographic engineer and geodedic engineer, assistant chief, division of charts, of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey who entered duty in 1916. He was executive officer of the Pioneer, the first survey vessel of that name in 1931. The Santa Barbara News Press 15 August 1933 reported: “A survey group under Lieut. C. K. Greene is at work on the four islands of the northern group, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel, working out of this harbor.” Greene created several survey stations on the Channel Islands.


» Green, C.K. 1938. A New Type of Nautical Chart in Field Engineers Bulletin, No. 12 (December): 7-9. Washington DC: US Coast and Geodetic Survey

» Green, C.K. 1946. Seismic sea wave of April 1, 1946, as recorded on tide gages in American Geophysical Union transactions, v. 27, p. 490-500.



Island Stations~

Santa Cruz Island


Anacapa

  • Anacapa Light-1933
  • Cat Rock-1933
  • Summit Peak 2-1933


Santa Rosa Island

  • Bonn
  • Carr
  • Drift
  • Oar
  • Stiff Leg
  • Wreck


In the News~

August 15, 1933 [LAT]: “NRA funds were yesterday allocated in San Pedro to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey for completion of a hydrographic survey of the California coast, and as first project in this area, topographic survey of San Clemente Island was begun under the direction of Lieutenant R. W. Knox. The new appropriation will insure completion of arrested topographic and hydrographic surveys of the eight Channel Islands, from San Clemente north to San Miguel; continuance of the offshore surveys by the steamers Pioneer and Guide; and early publication of a complete new set of navigation charts of the California coast. The survey of San Clemente Island, the first since 1870, will require three months… A similar survey group under Lieutenant C. K. Greene, is at work on the four islands of the northern group: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel…”