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[Album page with two photos "river boats"]

Description: Photograph of an early family album page with two photographs of different members of the Cuellar family. The top of the front page has a photograph of trajineras, flat-bottom river boats, on an unidentified canal. The bottom photograph shows trajineras, the canal, and trees from a farther perspective. Location is most likely Xochimilco, Mexico.
Date: 19uu
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Photograph of the First Boat Through a New Canal, January 24,1908]

Description: Photograph of the first boat to move through the new canal in Port Arthur, Texas. The center of the photo shows the lengthy vessel "Sabine" carrying lumber and several men and women in dark formal clothing, a United States flag raised fore and aft. There is a boat behind the "Sabine" and another boat with its nameplate partially hidden is over to the right. To the left is a smaller vessel covered with lumber and tools and a single man in the rear. Land runs across the left side and in the right background. On the reverse side of the photograph is a description of the photo, the date, and an incomplete list of visible people.
Date: July 24, 1908
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Canal Bank in Port Arthur, Texas, February 2, 1922]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur, Texas, ship canal and bridge showing signs of erosion. The grass and sand of the bank shows vehicle tracks, leading back past power lines and towards houses. The mid portion of the photo displays the bridge raised over the canal with some people standing along the structure. On the lower right portion of the photo is a dated note describing the view.
Date: February 2, 1922
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of United States Destroyers, 1908]

Description: Photograph of a row of United States destroyer vessels participating in the opening of the Sabine-Neches canal in 1908. The armed destroyers are tied together across their bows, and sailors can be seen working on board. The vessels are named, from left to right, "Sterret," "Terry," "Walke," and "Monach."
Date: 1908
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Description: Patent for a canal or ditch digging machine that has a carriage and a mechanism that draws the carriage across the ground, and a boring-tool beneath the carriage. The boring-tool can bore at an adjustable angle.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Hoefs, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Big Melch Canal]

Description: Panoramic photograph of a large dirt canal with two men in a car on the right, a man with horse and plow in the center, and fields and farm buildings in the background.
Date: 1915~
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Boat in the Canal]

Description: Photograph of a boat going through a canal. Two smaller boats can be seen in the background behind it. There are men on a dock observing on the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Description: Photograph of equipment driving pilings for a structural foundation. The two pile drivers can be seen midfield to the left of a pile of wood. Small houses and a refinery are visible in the background, while the foreground is dominated by a canal and pipework. The reverse side of the photo has a typed description stating the foundation is for "four 78' x 40' x 10" tanks that to be built in reservoir tract by Riter-Conley."
Date: April 16, 1929
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Men Gathered on a Bank, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men standing on the bank of the Port Arthur Canal in celebration of its completion from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: A. N. Scott (holding the United States flag); Billy Farrell; E. A. Laughlin; D. S. Stump; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Hans Falsenburg; L. Schuh; Peter Stock; J. W. Carr; N. N. Beels; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Colonel Jim Furlong; Captain Evans; and Peter Lamp. A boat is seen on the canal, left.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right. The reverse side of the photo has the handwritten names of those involved.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cargo Boat in Canal]

Description: Photograph of a large cargo boat in a canal with smaller boats at its side. There are different types of flags flying from its masts. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "One of the first cargo boats to go down canal."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Canal Dredge]

Description: Photograph of a dredge on the water. It has a small smokestack and two flags on tall poles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies it as the dredge used to dredge the first canal in Port Arthur, and there is also a Port Arthur News stamp.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast