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Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sea Scouts Ship 400

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
1. Sea Scouts Ship 400 Marker
Inscription.  As a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, sea scouting promotes mental and physical fitness through maritime skills. In 1936, Jacksonville attorney John C. Box, Jr., organized a unit for local boys, sailing the Sea Scouts Ship 400. The Sea Scouts met in one of four buildings made of red ironstone by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). One of the buildings was built in the shape of a hull and deck of a sailboat, fronted by a small amphitheater. This served as a classroom for nautical procedure, sail hoisting, signaling and knot tying. The Ship 400 dissolved in 1951. In its 15 years of operation, the Sea Scouts provided a fun and educational opportunity during the depression, WWII and post-war Texas.
 
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18778.)
 
Location. 31° 57.367′ N, 95° 16.817′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Devereaux Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville TX 75766, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Sea Scouts Ship 400 Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
2. Sea Scouts Ship 400 Marker Area
are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Neches Saline Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); Craft Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Earle's Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Earle's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Love's Lookout (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cuney (approx. 9 miles away); Little Bean's Cherokee Village (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWaterways & Vessels
 
Sea Scouts Ship 400 Sailboat Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
3. Sea Scouts Ship 400 Sailboat Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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