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A Field Trip To The Houston Maritime Museum

Houston Matters tours a museum paying homage to the city’s sea-faring history.


Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media

You're surely aware that Houston has a ship channel. And perhaps you've even heard that the city's port is one of the busiest in the country. But still, many might not think of Houston as a big sea-faring city.

But Houston has enough of a maritime history to warrant its own museum. The Houston Maritime Museum is just down the street from Hermann Park, nestled off a side street. And, in 20017, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited the museum to talk with its director, Leslie Bowlin, to learn what visitors can expect to see when they stop by.