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

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'.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Photograph of Damaged Warehouses and Piers at the Port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph of huge clouds of thick black and white smoke rising from the damaged warehouses and dock facilities at the port after the Texas City Disaster. Steel girders are all that remain of three dock warehouses along the shore. The metal structure of the second warehouse from the right has visible bending and twisting. The hull of a ship or barge still floats along the pier. It appears that debris covers the deck of the barge.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Debris Along the Shoreline in the Port Area After the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph taken from out on the water, showing 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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Debris Along the Shoreline in the Port Area After the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph of 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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Refinery Structures After the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph of layers of heavy dark and light smoke covering the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. From left to right are the Seatrain loading crane, the Monsanto building, damaged pipelines and refinery structures including two large tower structures. A buoy floats on the water at the far right. This photograph has been taken looking across the bay at the refinery structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Fires Near the Port During the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph of 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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

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".
Date: 1919
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Wood-Preservative.

Description: Patent for a compound with preservative qualities for protecting submersed wood from the destructive forces of water, whether sea or fresh, and from shipworms.
Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Gallinowsky, Hugo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[High pressure valve with the forward portion of the cylinder section of a Liberty ship main engine amid debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large metal section of machinery with a number of bolts in a circle on the top rests on a pile of metal and fabric debris. This is a portion of a Liberty ship reciprocating steam main engine. It is the forward section of the engine cylinder head and includes a high pressure valve and one of three cylinders. The other two cylinders and the surrounding insulation and sheet metal sheathing have been torn away. The L-shaped brackets on the sides of the casting are supports for the platform around the engine. Debris on the lower left obscures the location where the steam supply entered. The grating on the left appears to be a portion of one of the catwalks around the engines and boilers.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A destroyed building near the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large building near the port has been heavily damaged by the explosions, but still has part of its first floor walls standing. White smoke rises from the debris. Large plumes of thick dark smoke, probably from burning storage tanks, stream from the right toward the left in the distance. The Seatrain crane is partially visible in the smoke.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers near the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The hull of the Wilson B. Keene lists in the waters of the port after the explosions. Approximately 25 rescue workers, some military and some civilian, are checking or searching the debris from the large multi-storied warehouse to the right of the very heavily damaged ship. A dirt road has been cleared of debris. A truck is parked along the road. Wooden and metal debris is scattered or piled in many places. Several large metal pieces and train wheels lie in the front foreground. A large pile of twisted pipelines is heaped near the end wall of the warehouse.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Tanker cars near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two lines of railroad tanker cars sits on tracks near the docks in front of the Seatrain loader crane. On the far right in the distance can be seen a large ship with visible damage. Cars are parked along the road leading to the dock, and two pairs of two men are walking away from the dock. In the middle of the picture, power lines dangle from two tall power poles. Debris is scattered around, and a heavily damaged automobile sits near the road. To the left in the distance is a large three story building, and another long structure, both with visible damage. On the other side of the tracks, men walk along looking at damage. Very heavy smoke has obscured the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of debris and rubble after the explosions. Metal, rebar or wire, building rubble and other debris are heaped near metal framework from a large structure. This photograph has been taken looking through a doorway or large window, with part of that framework visible on the left. Through the doorway, metal debris, rebar or cable wire, building rubble and other debris is visible. In the center of the photograph, a piece of debris shaped like a large flashlight stands pointing upwards. From other photographs, this upright element is probably a support column in a building at the waterside wharves.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Concrete, cable and metal debris line the water after the 1947 Disaster. Concrete support columns have been sheared off with rebar protruding upward twisted and bent. A large flashlight shaped column (flareing out at the top) has been smashed over to the floor in the center of the image. In the background, a cargo ship sails in the bay.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library