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

Site of Heldenfels Shipyard

 
 
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By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Site of Heldenfels Shipyard Marker
Inscription. Shipping industries flourished on the Rockport waterfront by the 1880s. Heldenfels Shipyard was established here on 12.9 acres in October 1917. Four 281-foot wooden cargo vessels were to be built for military use in World War I; the “Baychester” was launched on July 31, 1919, and the “Zuniga” on September 9, 1919. At the height of construction, over 900 men were employed at the shipyard. The need for ships fell as the war ended. Despite hurricane damage to the shipyard on September 14, 1919, the “Jasper” and the ‘Manchester” were completed as barges in 1920, ending this vital war contract.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2427.)
 
Location. 28° 0.3′ N, 97° 3.636′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street (State Highway 70) and Shell Ridge Road, on the left when traveling south on South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 S Church St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hagar’s Rockport Cottages (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cedars
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By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. Site of Heldenfels Shipyard Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Beach Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mathis House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Baylor-Norvell House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shipyards in Rockport (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moore House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sorenson-Stair Building (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
Site of Heldenfels Shipyard image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
3. Site of Heldenfels Shipyard
 
 
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