[Texas City harbor in 1919]

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of the port of Texas City from the docks in 1919. A one story wooden building with a lean-to porch is in the foreground. To the left, up the shoreline, a horse-drawn wagon stands near a series of small boats. A number of men, piles of boxes and kegs, are on the wooden wharves alongside the small boats. Beyond the small boats is a tug boat. On shore, a loading crane stands near an Ice wagon. On the other side of the slip, large cargo ships are at anchor. In the lower left hand corner of the photograph is written "Texas City Tex. Copyright E. E. Schlueter".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Date: 1924 - 1931
Creator: unknown
Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A Coast Guard vessel sprays water on the fires near the hulks of the cargo ships after the explosions at Texas City. Heavy smoke covers the dock area.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[The Grandcamp on fire before the explosions of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The Grandcamp on fire before the explosions of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clouds of large black smoke stream from the Grandcamp on fire in the Texas City port. A number of men stand along the warehouse building closest to the burning ship.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Ruins of a warehouse and wharf after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Ruins of a warehouse and wharf after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Large amounts of debris cover the water in a harbor. Debris and barrels line the side of a road in the foreground running across the bottom of the photograph. Across the water of the harbor, a wharf with massive damage extends out at a right angle to the road. On the the water side of the wharf is a railroad track with two freight cars holding freight. The front train car is leaning down toward the water. Four large parallel pipelines are bowed down to ground level. Behind the train, and extending far out to the right to the end of the image, are the ruins of warehouse structures. There is a forest of concrete pillars, sheared off at their tops, with splayed out and twisted metal reinforcement rods (rebar) projecting up out of the tops of the columns. At the far left in the distance are two refinery tower structures. Two men, one in a white fireman's coverall, walk toward the pipelines. The number "#5" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view taken from on the water looking back to the shore of piles of metal and wooden debris along the shoreline after the explosions. Huge clouds of thick black smoke cover most of the sky. A smaller cloud of heavy white smoke is on the left, coming from behind the visible debris. On the right, on the horizon, more broken pipelines can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A Coast Guard ship sprays fire on debris in the harbor near the Seatrain loading crane. Debris covers the water in the foreground, and covers the piers and dock area. A large multi-storied building stands with most of its metal framework exposed. Heavy smoke covers the area. The number "64309" can be seen on the prow of the ship.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Fires near the port during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Fires near the port during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view taken from out on the water near the refinery structures in the port area after the explosions. Two large refinery tower structures are on the right with elevated pipelines in front at the shoreline. Damage to the pipelines and other structural damage is visible. Debris is scattered along the shore. Large clouds of heavy black smoke come from burning storage tanks and other structures. The large Monsanto plant with heavy damage can be seen evidently still burning through the smoke on the left.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken from out on the water, this photograph shows destruction along the shorelines near the port area after the explosions. Debris lines the shores and heavy clouds of black and white smoke obscure everything behind the shores. The white smoke is closer to the shore line, with the heavy black smoke rising from the unseen refinery and storage tank facilities beyond the shore. A damaged round storage tank, and bent and warped metal frameworks from warehouse buildings can be seen along the shore. An undamaged boat, apparently a fireboat, is moving away from the shore.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Looking toward the fire at the docks during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Looking toward the fire at the docks during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view showing the Seatrain loading crane and the old sugar refinery down by the docks. Vehicles line both sides of the road leading toward the docks, where large clouds of heavy black smoke can be seen coming from the dock area, presumably from the Grandcamp burning before the first explosion.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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