Type of Ships
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Type of Ships

Types of Ships Click on a ship to learn more about it! We’ve included a brief description, a photo of each type of vessel, and links to informative YouTube videos from a wide variety of content creators. Barge Barge Barges are slow-moving, flat-bottomed boats. Many barges do not have their own propulsion, requiring that they…

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Nathaniel Bowditch and an Introduction to Maritime Navigation
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Nathaniel Bowditch and an Introduction to Maritime Navigation

Nathaniel Bowditch and an Introduction to Maritime Navigation This curriculum has been created for presentation to middle school students. It features Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham, an award-winning children’s book. It also covers an introduction to maritime navigation. We hope your students learn much from the video and that you find this Teacher’s…

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Maritime Traffic
Exhibitions and Exhibits

Maritime Traffic

Houston plays a small, but significant role in a massive global shipping and transit system that moves many tons of cargo all over the world. This industrial feet of organization requires entities to share a huge amount of data with one another to ensure on time delivery, avoid collisions, share ever-changing information about the oceans…

Houston Ship Channel 101
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Houston Ship Channel 101

The Houston Ship Channel accounts for over 16% of the total GDP for the state of Texas. That is a HUGE economic impact that many Houstonians are completely unaware of. The ship channel streched from the Gulf of Mexico to the edge of the 610 loop, bringing millions of tons of cargo into the country…