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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 County: Galveston County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Army Corps of Engineers Dredge]

[Army Corps of Engineers Dredge]

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Description: Photograph of the US Army Corps of Engineers dredge, McFarland en route to Galveston, TX. The McFarland is 300 feet long, costing $15 million to build, with a crew of 75. The ship has a large, metal assembly on top of the deck.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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