This collection consists of a photograph of ships and boats in a channel in Houston.
This page includes an online exhibit that tells the story of the city by the ocean and how people have used its bayous and port for business and pleasure. Below that are the various digitized collections whose primary sources help tell that story.
Buffalo Bayou, the waterway destined to become a centerpiece in the Port of Houston’s development, was seen as an essential link between the interior of Texas, the sea, and the rest of the world. And, it was the first home to the Houston Yacht Club. Both organizations—the Port and the Club—grew together on the Bayou, moved in similar geographic directions, and have each gone on to prove their local, regional, national and international importance.
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Houston Waterways collections include photographs of Houstonians boating, as well as documents about the creation of the Houson Ship Channel.