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NOAA's high-tech ship surveys waters off York coast
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 04:10:15 EDT

NOAA's high-tech ship surveys waters off York coastPORTSMOUTH, N.H. — It's been since before World War II that the ocean floor off the coast of Maine has been charted. But now, one part of the coast of York — near the York Ledges — has been mapped and further mapping is possible once a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship makes New Castle, N.H., home.

The NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson is scheduled to leave today from the New Hampshire State Pier, where it made a brief stop, after surveying a one-square-nautical-mile test site near the York Ledges. The ship also stopped so the crew could tout the arrival of the NOAA survey ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, which is expected to arrive at its new home at the Coast Guard station in New Castle next year.

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