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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…

Activities

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…

Meet the Team

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…

Maritime History

Karankawa Indians of the Texas Coast

The Karankawa, loosely translated to ‘dog lovers’, lived along the coast of Texas long before French and Spanish explorers settled the area. It is unknown when the Karankawa first established themselves in small units of 30 – 40 people along the Texas coastline, but the first recorded encounter with the Karankawa Indians was initiated accidentally…

Maritime History

Texian Navy Day

Celebrated on the third Saturday in September, this day of recognition aims to bring light to the little-known Texas Navy. While Texas has never had a single, long-standing navy, a small fleet of ships was formed and maintained by the Republic of Texas between 1835 and 1846, after which  Texas became part of the United…