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Houston Waterways

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Houston Waterways

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A selection of archival images from Rice University's Fondren Library and the Houston Yacht Club which relate to the history of Houston's waterways, particularly the ship channel, Galveston Bay and Buffalo Bayou.

A more complete grouping of these materials is online in Rice's institutional repository at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/36090.

Contributor

Amanda York Focke (WRC Fondren Library Rice University)

Items in the Houston Waterways Collection

Electric boats on Buffalo Bayou carrying the HY&PBC burgee
The boats in this picture were reflective of the evolution in approach undertaken by HY&PBC (Houston Yacht & Power Boat Club), which soon changed its name to the Houston Yacht Club.

Clubhouse of the Houston Launch Club at Harrisburg, c. 1910
Houston Launch Club on Buffalo Bayou in Harrisburg across from Brady Island. The building, constructed in 1910, was designed by R. D. Steele and was destroyed by fire in the 1930s, years after the Launch Club had become the Houston Yacht Club and…

Houston Launch Club 1927 Prospectus
Proposing move from Harrisburg to LaPorte/Shoreacres on Galveston Bay and building a large clubhouse. Names contemporary officers of both the Houston Launch Club and the Houston Yacht Club and discusses becoming one organization, known as the…

Lynn, owned by Houston Yacht Club Past Commodore Frank Arnim
The Lynn was 64 feet, designed by Morris Whitaker of New York, and built by William Nelson of Harrisburg in 1910.

Hudie II, Past Commodore W. E. Humphreville's second yacht
The Hudie II was 52 feet long, designed by E. B. Shock and built by William Nelson of Harrisburg in 1910.

Photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Main Street
One 3 1/2"x5" black and white photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Main Street

Photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Milam Street
One 3 1/2"x5" black and white photograph of Buffalo Bayou looking west from Milam Street