[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
[Rescue workers and firefighters at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Rescue workers and firefighters at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Rescue workers and firefighters search the wreckage near the docks after the explosions. Large pieces of ship's hull lie along the shore. Large pieces of debris are submerged or floating in the bay. A boat is moored nearby further down the dock, with a man standing watch on the top deck. Two men stand at the far right looking at the pieces of ship's hull on the left. Pieces of twisted metal frameworks from dock warehouses are clearly visible amid the debris.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Document listing passengers bound for Castroville on the Patriot, June 4, 1846]

[Document listing passengers bound for Castroville on the Patriot, June 4, 1846]

Date: June 4, 1846
Creator: Illies & Co.
Description: Document listing passengers bound for Castroville on the Patriot.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[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
Barge Built by Orange Car and Steel

Barge Built by Orange Car and Steel

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a river barge with a large crane on the right side of the frame. There are eleven workers in hats standing on top of the barge. In the foreground are steel beams and canisters amongst weeds. Typed on a piece of paper that is glued to the bottom of the mat is, "This is a barge, which is one of three we built for the U.S. Government in 1924. It was an all rivet barge made by the Orange Car and Steel. Mr Ben Glover was Shop foreman. It was built about half way from the shop and Livingston's ship yard. I worked as a fitter."
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[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
[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
[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
[Pipeline and structural damage to piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Pipeline and structural damage to piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Multiple pipelines, running along the bay toward the loading docks, lie broken and twisted near the water. Some pipelines hang into the waters of the bay. A metal track extends to the water with its supports missing. Broken pilings and wharf supports have been destroyed and debris is scattered all along the shore and covers a section of the water. On the right, large metal frameworks covering a track or conveyor system have twisted and buckled. In the distance, hoisting cranes and loading structures can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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