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

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
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. Located in Anchor Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Bay Street, Texas City TX 77590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Aero Squadron (here, next to this marker); Texas City Dike (here, next to this marker); Anchor Park (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
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
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Bay Lake Ranch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wedell's Corner (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
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 was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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