Houston Ship Channel Deep Water Centennial DVD


Explore the history and modern workings of the Houston Ship Channel.

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Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial is a new 56-minute documentary that explores the rich 100-years history and present-day operations of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, now the busiest port in the United States. The documentary tells the story of the visionaries who worked to transform Buffalo Bayou into the 52-mile-long deep water channel a century ago.

This fast-paced film includes interviews with men and women, often multi-generational, who work the Ship Channel and Port of Houston, as well as compelling scenes of Houston harbor pilots, who board the moving ships at sea and guide them expertly through the Ship Channel to the docks. Included in the program are dramatic, rarely-seen aerial views of vessels waiting to enter the Ship Channel and then moving through the narrow waterway.

The program premiered on Houston’s PBS affiliate, Houston Public Media TV 8, on the actually centennial of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel to deepwater vessels on November 10, 1914.

Produced by James Bailey and Kimberly Bjork Lykins.


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