A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel

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tripleC
tripleC Senior Member • Posts: 1,865
A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel
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Some snap shots of trip. Maybe interesting to some.

Tugboat

Tanker waiting for a load. Those red squares are hydraulically operated doors when it is fully loaded and ready for sea. The bridge in background is the I 610 Beltway, one of the beltways  that encircles Houston.

I 610 Bridge

Tugboat in dry dock

Oil refinery

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Bob 1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,190
Re: A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel

Wow... these are great shots.  My monitor size doesn't do them justice... #1is outstanding!

Thanks for sharing... HAGD

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DNSJR Senior Member • Posts: 2,477
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very nice series, #3 my favorite

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tripleC
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Thanks, Bob1. Only thing bad about the trip was our boat had to stop about 2 miles from where we would have ended up because two tankers were coming up channel. Two tugs assigned to each tanker and as they pushed the tanker to it's mooring spot there is a lot of turbulence . We would have been tossed around like a cork.

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Thanks, DNSJR. Glad you liked them.

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SankaCoffee New Member • Posts: 8
Re: A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel

Awesome! Ships always hold my attention

tripleC
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Re: A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel- Part 2
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Glad you enjoyed them. Here are a couple more ships.

Oil Tanker

Grain Tanker

These ships don't just drive up and dock. It is a process. One tug is on the bow pointing one way and the other tug is on the stern pointing in the opposite and they actually spin the ship around in what ever way it needs to be. Then both tugs get on the same side and push the ship to it's mooring location. There is a lot of turbulence in the channel and we couldn't any farther. Cut our trip short by a couple miles.

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JEasley Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: A Trip Down The Houston Ship Channel

I’ve lived in Houston for 15 years and never thought much of the ship channel. This has opened my mind up to take a visit. Thanks.

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Yep, it was very interesting for me. I've only lived in Houston 5 years and their is a lot still to see.  Moved down for the grandkids. Born and raised in St. Louis Mo

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