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Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Propeller of the SS Highflyer

 
 
Propeller of the SS Highflyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
1. Propeller of the SS Highflyer Marker
Inscription. The SS Highflyer exploded in the Main Slip on 4-17-1947 after being set on fire by the SS Grandcamp which exploded in the North Slip on 4-16-1947. It is dedicated in memory of those who died and in honor of those who survived to make Texas City a safer and better place in which to live and work.

April 16, 1987
Texas City Terminal Railway Co.
K.L. Demaet, President
 
Erected 1987 by Texas City Terminal Railway Company.
 
Location. 29° 22.532′ N, 94° 54.267′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Texas City Port Boulevard (Loop State Highway 197) and Dock Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the Port of Texas City. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Loop 197 S, Texas City TX 77590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Texas City Refinery (here, next to this marker); Texas City Terminal Railway Company (here, next to this marker); The Texas City Disaster (here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington School (approx.
The Actual Propeller of the SS Highflyer with Three Other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
2. The Actual Propeller of the SS Highflyer with Three Other Markers
0.4 miles away); Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana in Texas City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Texas City Dike (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Aero Squadron (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Texas City.
 
Additional keywords. Texas City disaster
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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