Houston Ship Channel, Tex.

hearings before the United States House Committee on Rivers and Harbors, Seventy-Second Congress, first session, on June 1, 1932
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Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) -- Channelization -- Law and legisl
The Physical Object
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Paginationii, 13 p
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Open LibraryOL15294548M

The Houston Ship Channel, in Houston, Texas, is part of the Port of Houston, one of the busiest seaports in the world.

The channel is the conduit for ocean-going vessels between Houston-area terminals and the Gulf of Mexico, and it serves an increasing volume of inland barge traffic. This booklet gives an overview of the history of Buffalo Bayou and of the Houston Ship Channel from The text gives background on how the area became developed and eventually became an "Industrial Waterway of National importance" (p.

[3]). The second half of the text focuses on Commodore Charles Morgan and the shipping aspect of the by: 1. Name: wrc_jp2 Size: Mb Format: JPEG image Description: Zoom and pan version of map. The Brown Shipbuilding Company was founded in Houston, Texas, in as a subsidiary of Brown and Root (now KBR) by brothers Herman and George R.

Brown to build ships for the U.S. Navy during World War Shipbuilding Company ranked 68th among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts. InNavy officials asked the Brown brothers to build. Mimi Branard King from the Estate of James H. Branard, Jr., Vice-President, Gulf Atlantic Warehouse, Co., in charge of operation of Long Beach division warehouse and docks on the Houston Ship Channel.

Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co. is a subsidiary of Anderson, Clayton & Co. l (LCSH) Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) Harbors; Trucks. Buffalo Bayou (Tex.) Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) : The story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel: ications: Images were captured using the Epson Perfection PHOTO or Epson Expression XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software.

Master Tiff images were scanned at bit color, ppi. Houston, inland port city, in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties, that is the seat () of Houston Ship Channel county, southeastern Texas, is linked by the Houston Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway at Galveston, 50 miles (80 km) n is the state’s most populous city and the fourth largest city in the United States.

The 30 historic maps in this digital collection provide a window into geo- and socio-political developments and changes within Texas, the cities of Houston (including selected sub-divisions) and Galveston, and regions beyond the state’s borders. • By midnight, the authorities had reported two deaths that appeared to be related to the storm, one in Houston and one in Rockport, Tex.

But search. - Upper Galveston Bay-Houston Ship Channel-Dollar Pt. to Atkinson - Houston Ship Channel Atkinson Island to Alexander Island - Houston Ship Channel Alexander Island to Carpenters Bayou;San Jacinto and Old Rivers.

Water temperature in Houston today is °C/°F. Based on our historical data over a period of ten years, the warmest sea in this day in Houston was recorded in and was °C/°F, and the coldest 25°C/77°F. Sea water temperature in Houston is. Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston.

The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas's premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.

() Canal St Ste Houston, TX / Yelp reviews. In a retrospective survey of the historical role of cotton and the Cotton Exchange, the Houston Chronicle concluded that "no other organization has done more to build Houston's commerce and industry, stabilize its economy, develop its port, or furnish its civic leadership than the Houston Cotton Exchange.

Cotton forced the building of. The latest Houston and Texas news and photos with local news from Houston area communities on and Houston Chronicle. Get this from a library. Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, Texas: report 1: hydraulic and salinity verification: hydraulic model investigation.

[William H Bobb; Robert A Boland; Allen J Banchetti; U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.]. Houston's grown to become a foodie hub, but was so fun to read Paul's book about the restaurants that set the stage for Houston's food scene today.

I've shared this book with others, and the conversation always turns to earlier memories of dining with family and friends. My wife and I were married at Vargo's, which is now a condo s: Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars.

Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor. Things to Do. Explore the battleship on your own or on a guided tour. Fish and shellfish can accumulate contaminants from the waters in which they live.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) monitors fish for the presence of environmental contaminants and alerts the public through bans (closures) and advisories when a threat to human health may occur from the consumption of contaminated fish.

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In waters with consumption bans, both. Get this from a library. Along forgotten river: photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, [Geoff Winningham] -- "For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff Winningham explored and photographed Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and the landscape he found along the way.

Struggling to escape her off the Baytown bridge into the murky waters of the Houston Ship Channel hundreds of feet below. But another woman talked him. In they won the day, after promising to foot half the bill. Four years later, just in time to profit from the war in Europe, the foot-deep Houston Ship Channel was completed, leading into a huge turning basin in the old town of Harrisburg, by then a part of fast-growing Houston on the east.

Houston Main St. in the late s. In Houston brothels can be found near the Ship Channel and in the north and southwest Hispanic neighborhoods, where special cantinas advertise “chicas” and have jerry-built, windowless. The location of an Aluminum Company of America plant at Point Comfort gave impetus to efforts in the s to acquire a deep-sea channel for Matagorda and Lavaca bays.

The Matagorda Ship Channel was completed in to Point Comfort, with side channels branching off to Port Lavaca.

Enjoy the great outdoors and Houston’s artsy culture at its signature downtown public park, entertainment hub and green space known as Discovery Green.

Additionally, respite from the hustle and bustle can be found along the picturesque trails of Buffalo Bayou or the Houston Arboretum.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) operates toll roads within the Greater Houston Metropolitan region through the use of EZ TAG. Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) 1 Letters (correspondence) 1 Memorabilia 1 Negatives 1 Newspapers 1 Personal papers 1 Photograph Albums 1 Postcards 1 Reports 1 Rosters 1 Scrapbooks 1 Souvenirs 1 Typescripts 1 United States -- History -- 1.

The Town of Houston. Municipal and Civic Growth. Early Commercial Growth. Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Commerce and Transportation. The Houston Ship Channel. Development of Modern Conditions. Houston City Officials. History of Harrisburg. The Houston Press Club. Overview of Houston. The New Rice Hotel.

Houston Show Case & Mfg. Company. Local News and Information for Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. is the official website for KHOU-TV, your trusted source for breaking news, weather and sports in Houston, TX. The Calvin Wheat Collection contains photographic works from Mr.

Wheat's personal collection. Many of these photographs are relevant to Houston history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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In addition to photographs, Mr. Wheat's personal records are part of the collection. Houston Business Journal's Book of Lists provides you with more than 1, of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking.

Buy the Book of Lists Book of Lists – Unlimited.With more than 1, locations, this book features geographic map locations, plant address and contacts directory, index by industry and index by geographic regions.

Houston Industrial Complex Map Covers the Houston Ship Channel, Mont Belvieu Storage Complex and .Congress appropriates $1 million for work on the Houston Ship Channel. Houston has 80 automobiles. A group of Houston businessmen headed by the Houston Chamber of Commerce proposes to Congress--and Congress accepts--a novel plan to split ship channel development costs between Houston and the federal government.