Maritime Studio

Maritime Studio is a joint venture between Houston Maritime and our alliances in the industry to bring you the latest and greatest of maritime news, current events, and opinion. Houston Maritime aims to provide educational content for all walks of life, regardless of their involvement in the modern maritime industry.

Maritime Studio includes content with a time commitment of 15 minutes or less, creating short, digestible information on a variety of topics from a variety of content creators.

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The Texas Chicken

530 feet – (175 feet + 175 feet) = Not a lot of room for error! Lou Vest explains the “Texas Chicken” and how ships fight massive hydrodynamic forces to pass each other on the ship channel.

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!

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!

Ship Channel Exhibit

Sponsored by Sage Energy Partners, the Ship Channel Exhibit is the museum’s newest exhibit designed to showcase the Houston Ship Channel and its massive economic impact on the city. We can’t wait to show you the exhibit in person!

Rum Rhapsody

Did you miss this event? Don’t worry, we’ll have similar events in the future, and here is a recipe to tide you over until then! The Houston Maritime Museum was packed on February 17, 2017, as guests came together to enjoy a “walking tour” on the history and mixing of the favorite drink for sailors…