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Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rockport Marine Laboratory

 
 
Rockport Marine Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 16, 2013
1. Rockport Marine Laboratory Marker
Inscription.  In 1935, Rockport Marine Lab was set up aboard the houseboat “Vivian” in Rockport Harbor to assist the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission with Fisheries management. In 1947, a permanent lab was built on the harbor, a state of the art facility including a public aquarium. When the Commission merged into the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., the lab began support of its Coastal Fisheries Division in long-term management of fisheries populations to ensure sustainable stocks of finfish, shellfish and other marine life important to commerce and recreation. The lab’s research over the years has helped make Texas a national leader in marine fisheries management.
175 Years of Texas Independence 1836–2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16785.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 28° 1.464′ N, 97° 2.86′ W. Marker
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is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker can be reached from Navigation Circle south of Veterans Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is in from of the Rockport Marine Laboratory, which is next to the Rockport Aquarium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 Navigation Circle, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockport’s Harbor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Star Families (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aransas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Family Maritime Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport’s Seafood Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woman’s Club of Aransas County Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Packeries of Rockport (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Big Blue Crab (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
More about this marker. Difficult to see unless you know where to look and what to look for.
 
Also see . . .  Officials dedicate marine lab’s historical marker. The Rockport Pilot (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas.) 
 
Marker at Front Door of Rockport Marine Laboratory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 16, 2013
2. Marker at Front Door of Rockport Marine Laboratory
Marker in front of the Laboratory Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 16, 2013
3. Marker in front of the Laboratory Building
Location next to the Rockport Aquarium, which is easier to find. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 16, 2013
4. Location next to the Rockport Aquarium, which is easier to find.
Rockport Pilot Newspaper Article - Page 1 of 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 10, 2013
5. Rockport Pilot Newspaper Article - Page 1 of 2
Rockport Pilot Newspaper Article - Page 2 of 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, April 10, 2013
6. Rockport Pilot Newspaper Article - Page 2 of 2
Marine Laboratory Dedication Plaque seen next to the door image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Heinich, July 7, 2014
7. Marine Laboratory Dedication Plaque seen next to the door
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas.   7. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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