Houston Pilot Boat No. 1 (1924)

Houston Pilot Boat No. 1

Lorena Alvarez

Accession No.: 2010.18.1
Date: circa
Materials: Wood


Provenance: This scratch-built model was created by Master Modeler Lorena Alvarez for the Houston Pilot’s Association to commemorate the first designated Pilot Boat for the Port of Houston. Harbor Pilots are essential to any maritime port, as they are required to board vessels both entering and leaving the port. Pilots are considered to be the experts on the local natural and man-made features that affect passage through the waterway. As one of the busiest ports in the world, the Port of Houston depends on the Houston Pilots’ Association to continue to guide vessels with their local passages.

On long-term loan from the Houston Pilot’s Association, 2010.

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