Who Was Alexander Dallas Bache?
Track: Maritime and Ports
Authors: Maryellen Sault, Kyle Ward
Professor Alexander D. Bache was the second superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey. In January 1850, Bache and his assistants established a highly accurate geodetic survey baseline on Edisto Island, SC in order to create accurate nautical charts for the region. An ESRI storymap was developed to illustrate recent preservation efforts of the baseline. Funding for this project was provided, in part, through the NOAA Preserve America Initiative.