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Summary for Field Activity Number 1988-017-FA

Alternate Leg ID: AT1-88-BH

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

Dates: September 26, 1988 to September 28, 1988

Objectives: The objective of the cruise was to collect twelve vibracores from specified sites within Boston Harbor. The location of these sites was determined from selected high-resolution seismic survey lines conducted during the summer of 1987 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The cores will be x-rayed, split, described, photographed and subsampled for geochemical, geotechnical and sedimentologic analyses. Correlation of lithologic results will be utilized to further define the Holocene and Pleistocene stratigraphic history of Boston Harbor.

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Summary: A 10- to 15-minute high-resolution seismic survey was conducted at each site prior to coring operations. A buoy was then deployed along the seismic line as a marker for each coring site. The ship would then anchor alongside the buoy and commence coring operations. Survey stations: 11; Coring stations: 12; Seismic data: 9.63 km.

USGS Project Number: 9470-04132

Contact: Rick Rendigs (

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