Texas Maritime Museum

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 […]

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 […]

John Harrison’s Revolutionary Maritime Invention

Photo by Harrison H1 Clock Credit Flickr John Harrison’s Revolutionary Maritime Invention A simple invention that helped solve a maritime navigation issue: You may have never heard the name John […]

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