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Sub Chasers Built in Rockport

Sub Chasers were built in Rockport, Texas Did you know that several Sub Chasers were built in Rockport during World War II? During the early months of World War II, […]

Bolivar Point Lighthouse

Bolivar Point Lighthouse

The Bolivar Point Lighthouse The history of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse is a tale woven with threads of resilience, tragedy, and perseverance, spanning over a century of service and weathering […]

Sailors’ Valentines: Tokens of Love

Sailor's Valentines

Sailor’s Valentines: A Token of Love Across the vast expanse of maritime history, sailors and their loved ones endured long separations. In the 19th century, a unique token of affection […]

The Black Cloud Sidewheel Steamboat

Black Cloud Steamboat

The Black Cloud sidewheel steamboat, constructed in 1864 in Orange, Texas, was a notable vessel on the Trinity River. At 129 feet long, with a 4 foot draught, and 33 […]

Sabine Bank Lighthouse

Sabine Bank Lighthouse

Sabine Bank Lighthouse Constructed in 1906, the Sabine Bank Lighthouse (also frequently called 18 mile light) was erected to guide vessels navigating the challenging waters of the Sabine Bank, situated […]

Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse

The Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse in Port Lavaca, Texas Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse, a historic beacon in Port Lavaca, Texas, now stands proudly along Highway 35, welcoming travelers from the east. The […]

Ship’s Binnacle

Ship's Binnacle

What is a Ship’s Binnacle? The binnacle for navigation was not invented by a single individual, but its development and improvement occurred over time through various contributions. The concept of […]

Upcoming Lecture Series 2024 Schedule

Start the year off with TMM’s Lecture Series. This popular program begins on January 8th, with the last presentation on March 25th. Join us every Monday from 12-1 pm in […]

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