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  • Collection: Houston Waterways

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

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Yacht Clubs competing: Biloxi Yacht Club, Houston Yacht Club, Mobile Yacht Club, Pensacola Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Sarasota Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club. John S. Bonner, Commodore.

This national competition was hosted by the…

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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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22" x 17" newsclipping. Mentions members of the Houston Launch Club arriving in Pensacola for the Lipton Fish Class challenge.

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Advertisement for the Port of Houston: Future Oil Center of America. The ad mentions the transfer of the Gulf Coast headquarters of Shell Corporation to Houston and the building of a refinery, as well as the proximity of Houston to one of the world's…

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Sailors enjoying the weather on Houston area bay, circa 1910

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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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A solitary man sits aboard the Crescent, which appears to be newly under construction, circa 1900

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These boats were gathered at Elevator A probably during the water pageant celebrating the opening of the Intracoastal Waterway from Galveston to Corpus Christi, June 1913.

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The new clubhouse featured nautical plaster molding and columns joined with arches.