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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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This article describes the unveiling ceremonies of the Dick Dowling monument. The article is divided into sub-articles; interestingly, in the first, the battle is incorrectly mentioned as taking place in 1862, whereas later in the article, the…

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A historian from the United Confederate Veterans compiles a "revised roster" of the heroes of the Battle of Sabine Pass. One of the heroes listed is Dick Dowling.

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Page 36 of an 87 page handwritten diary.
Dates of entire diary cover Nov. 21, 1862 to August 6, 1863. This page is January 4-5, 1863.

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Contains description of the battle of Sabine Pass, the heroes and people involved, and a description of the award ceremony given to Dick Dowling's daughter.