Texas Maritime Museum

The Aransas Pass (Lydia Ann) Lighthouse

Aransas Pass Lighthouse

History of the Aransas Pass Lighthouse The Texas coastline, with its barrier islands and peninsulas, is punctuated by openings or passes that grant access to protected bays and harbors. One […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Nocturnal, an Antique Navigational Tool

Nocturnal Navigational Tool | An Antique Tool Used In Navigation

The Nocturnal, an Antique Navigational Tool Similar to an astrolabe or a sundial clock, this nocturnal navigational tool, recovered from the wreck of the La Belle in 1996, was one […]

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