Visions of the Bay

Eric Young

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This lecture is inspired by a fascination with the Mexican government’s vision and the leadership of a handful of Texans that led to the transformation of a bay and a bayou to create a key engine of prosperity, the Port of Houston. The success of the Port has resulted from efforts made by these visionaries working through varied political systems, worldviews, and cultural differences. This presentation will discuss the complexities of the maritime industry that brings the world together through commerce. Key individuals and events discussed during this lecture include, among others: the Austin land grant, the Harris family port, the Allen brothers, and the development of container shipping and its impact uniting the trucking, railway, and shipping industry. Join us as we explore the history of the Port and learn about its past, present, and future!

Eric Young

Docent, Houston Maritime Center

Eric Young is a veteran docent at the Houston Maritime Museum. He holds a degree in engineering and business and spent his career at GE Aircraft Engines. Young’s maritime interests include racing sailing dinghies where he taught new sailors rigging, tuning, handling, and racing strategies. Since then as a docent, Young enjoys the great variety of people and viewpoints who come to the museum.

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