Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek
The Chubb brothers responded to this call with the Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek, which built and repaired vessels during the war. Thomas Chubb also served in the Texas Marine Department, an element of the Confederate States Army operating independently of the Confederate Navy. He obtained the rank of Captain and later became superintendent of the Confederate Naval Works.
The design and structure of ships built at the Goose Creek shipyard were integral to the Department's effectiveness in running the Union blockade. The shallow draft of the centerboard schooners made them suitable for blockade running in shallow areas of the Gulf of Mexico,
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13964.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 29° 42.787′ N, 94° 59.612′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in Bayland Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bayland Guards (here, next to this marker); Bayland Orphans Home (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lee College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ashbel Smith M.D. (approx. 2 miles away); Baytown Post Office (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
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