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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
Duration: 51 minutes 28 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library
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[News Clip: Todd Shipyards]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: February 14, 1980
Duration: 1 minute 58 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard of Cotton Wharf in New Orleans, Louisiana]

Description: Postcard of a wharf with bales of cotton in front of ships. Printed text on the back of the postcard states that the place pictured is the Cotton Wharf in New Orleans, Louisiana. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard from Cecil to Lou Rayburn tells of Cecil's traveling plans.
Date: January 13, 1911
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[A cargo ship]

Description: Photograph of a cargo ship sailing. The ship is very large and looks to be carrying little cargo. In the background of the image, the shore and buildings along the shore are visible.
Date: [1900..1930]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Load-Transferring Apparatus.

Description: Patent for load transferring apparatus, important for its innovations "applicable to the operation of unloading bulk material from boats or barges and of transferring said material to stationary bins or ships at sea" (lines 11-15).
Date: June 23, 1914
Creator: Hildebrand, Henry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of heavy black and white smoke stream upwards from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph appears to have been taken from above the Galveston port, down near the railroad yards and the grain elevator. In the foreground, four lines of railroad cars can be seen. A large multi-storied warehouse is behind the railroad tracks. At the left is a long building raised on stilts.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A railroad freight car loaded with wooden forms sits amid the debris near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the left, the support for the elevated pipelines near the port have collapsed, and pipelines lie on the ground. Metal, concrete and wooden debris are scattered along the pipeline route and the railroad tracks. In the distance can be seen the destroyed pier and dock structures. On the back of the photograph is written: "Loading Dock".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the docks and slips at the Texas City port after the explosions. Docks and pier structures and dock warehouses have been leveled and totally destroyed. Rubble and debris are visible and white smoke still rises from the dock area. The SeaTrain loading crane is visible near the destroyed Monsanto building on the right. Near the middle of the photograph, the grain elevator stands near the ruins of the power house and its smoke stack. In the distance a number of storage tanks showing compression damage and crushing can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Visible from lower left to top right are the SeaTrain loading crane, the Monsanto Building, the destroyed docks and piers and refinery structures including two refinery towers. On the back of the photograph is written: "Monsanto / part of slip - Grandcamp".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Longhorn II aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Longhorn II rests aground near the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large chunk of damaged ship's hull sits at the far left, between two parked automobiles and the Longhorn II. In the distance on the left can be seen some refinery tower structures. Debris is scattered in the foreground, including an tire, metal pieces and wooden beams.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of heavy black and white smoke stream upwards from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph appears to have been taken from above the Galveston port, near the grain elevator. At the far left, the grain elevator, a very large multi-story warehouse and a line of railroad freight cars can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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