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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1947.
 
Location. 29° 23.529′ N, 94° 53.322′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Dike Road, 0.1 miles west of Skyland Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Texas City Disaster (here, next to this marker); Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); First Aero Squadron (approx. ¼ mile away); Texas City Dike (approx. ¼ mile away); Anchor Park
The Propeller of the SS Highflyer and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
2. The Propeller of the SS Highflyer and Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); William Jefferson Jones (approx. half a mile away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Site of Austinia (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
More about this marker. The marker has moved to a new location at the entrance to the Texas City Dike.
 
Additional keywords. Texas City disaster
 
The view of the Propeller of the SS Highflyer and Marker (under the propeller) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
3. The view of the Propeller of the SS Highflyer and Marker (under the propeller)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022