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Turning It Around

How do you turn a 1,200-foot ship in a 530-foot channel? Retired Houston Ship Channel Pilot, Lou Vest, explains the procedure! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
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Houston, we have a ship channel!

Houston, we have a ship channel! In the first of our series about the Houston Ship Channel, Lou Vest helps us find some viewing points to enjoy the never-ending flow of ship traffic through the Houston Ship Channel. Subscribe to our YouTube channel!
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The Maritime Studio

We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our Maritime Studio space. Located in the same building as our museum and administrative offices, this new space allows Houston Maritime to create new educational video content, host virtual and in-person lectures, serve as a virtual studio space for industry members, and expand our capabilities to…
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Maritime Math with Milt Rose

Maritime Math revolves mostly around geometry and understanding the angles and distances between known points. Many instruments have been used over the years to estimate these distances and angles, gaining more and more accuracy over the years, now being replaced by computers and satelites. Despite the giant leaps in technology, the math remains very much…
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Welcome Pete Hames

Welcome aboard to Peter Hames our newest volunteer. Pete recently retired from management consulting with over 54 years’ experience in the maritime industry. In January he enrolled in an online master’s degree program in Maritime and Naval Studies offered by SUNY Maritime College. One of his classes has been Introduction to the Issues and Challenges…
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