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  • Collection: Houston Waterways

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Three cabin sloops racing. Duchess, an Islip Class designed by William Gardner in 1909 is believed to be the lead boat. Ray Davis brought Duchess to Galveston Bay in 1922. The Gardner Islip is not to be confused with the smaller Cox and Stevens Islip…

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Named Victory class in tribute to the yachtsmen who participated in World War I, twenty of these boats were built, all on the East Coast. From the 1920’s until the beginning of World War II, the Houston Yacht Club fleet included four of these one…

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Black and white image of sailboats on the water at Galveston Bay

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This postcard features a crowd watching the arrival of King Nottoc during the annual Not-Su-Oh festival in Houston, Texas. It forms part of a postcard set invitation to Houston's No-Tsu-Oh event. Individual item titles include: City Hall, Houston,…

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Harrisburg, on Buffalo Bayou, is mentioned as one of the places where railways meet in the Houston, Texas area and facilitate trade.

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verso: Wharf at the foot of Broadway (La Porte) where lumber and materials were unloaded from the barges coming in from Harrisburg and Cedar Bayou.

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RECTO: Colorized image of boats on Buffalo Bayou. Caption reads: ""Bayou Scene Foot of Main St. Houston, Texas."" VERSO: Blank

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RECTO: Colorized image of four boats and a barge on the Bayou. Caption reads: "Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas." VERSO: Blank

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Other boats in the picture include, Defender, Percy Lee, Lawrence, and Mabel, which is located in the foreground. The Seabrook Hunting and Fishing Club is in the background, left.

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Newspaper article about the history and celebration of the 50th anniversary (1964) of the Port of Houston (1914).