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 County: Nueces County, TX
 Collection: Texas Historical Television Footage
[Corpus Christi, Texas: Home of the Reconstructed Colombus Fleet and the USS Lexington Carrier]

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Home of the Reconstructed Colombus Fleet and the USS Lexington Carrier]

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Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. A short, edited news segment is included at the end of the video. In the first segment, the Boy Scouts of America recite the Pledge of Allegiance on the deck of the USS Lexington carrier. Fishermen on fishing boats show their catches of squid and shrimp. Keith Arnold, the President CEO at the Corpus Christi area Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), talks about major attractions of the area. The Texas State Aquarium, Art Museum of South Texas, and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History are shown. The camera crew films two tour guides aboard the Columbus Fleet who explain the ships and life at sea to visitors. The crew films a pelican catching and eating a fish. The last segment of this film is a news clip, narrated by a newscaster for 3 KWTV Corpus Christi Eye Witness News--in this clip, the USS Lexington cooperates with the Corpus Christi ISD for a science program called 'Science Aboard Ship'.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the film is made up of shots of the interior rooms, controls, and exterior flight deck of the USS Lexington (CV-16) aircraft carrier, a World War II warship belonging to the United States Navy. John Bowen, the Operations Officer of Torpedo Squadron in 1943, explains military life onboard the Lexington. Jerry Chipman, the ship's Executive Director at the time of filming, discusses the ship's history. Families and other people in groups tour the ship's control rooms and berths freely, and tour guides explain the helm, ship's log, aircraft, and machinery. Another segment of the video shows groups of people with pet dogs. Throughout the video there are also intermittent shots of the beach, seagulls, swimmers, tourists, a ferry, and the Texas State Aquarium.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library