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Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp

Texas City Disaster

 
 
Marker for Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
1. Marker for Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp
Inscription. 9:12 a. m., April 16, 1947, the French freighter Grand Camp exploded, setting off a disaster that killed 576, injured 5,000 and destroyed $67 million in property. This 10,640 pound anchor was found buried 1/2 mile from the scene of the explosion.
 
Erected 1962 by Texas City Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 23.561′ N, 94° 53.567′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Dike Road on Bay Street. Click for map. Located in Anchor Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Bay Street, Texas City TX 77590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas City Dike (here, next to this marker); First Aero Squadron (here, next to this marker); William Jefferson Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Austinia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Bay Lake Ranch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wedell's Corner (approx. 0.4 miles away); F-100F North American Super Sabre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Texas City.
 
Also see . . .  Texas City disaster article at the Handbook of Texas.
Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp and its marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
2. Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp and its marker
(Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Anchor Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
3. Anchor Park Markers
The Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
4. The Anchor
Marker dedicating Anchor Park. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
5. Marker dedicating Anchor Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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