The Destroyer Escort 238 USS Stewart was commissioned into active service on May 31, 1943 having been constructed at the Brown Shipbuilding Yards in Houston.
Tag Archives: Texas
Like the Elissa, the USS Texas is no longer seaworthy. She lies in a berth off the Houston ship channel just north of the San Jacinto battleground where Texas won it’s independence from Mexico. There are plans to make the berth a dry dock but that’s not due to be completed till 2017, so she sits on the mud quietly rusting away.
Since yesterday was Mardi Gras, that makes today Ash Wednesday, so here’s a photo of some ashes. OK so that’s a bit weak, I know – my wife often reminds me I’m not as funny as I think I am. I took this a few weeks back when my son received his Arrow of Light,…
What first struck me about this scene was the crop spraying plane that was buzzing around. I didn’t get a useable shot of the crop sprayer – it was too far away for my 75-300mm (B&H) and I loused up the exposure for the plane. However, I did like to scene of this farm with…
I was struck by the lemon-yellow building in this scene. It sits at the entrance to the leisure boat marina in Palacios, Texas. In the background is part of the fishing fleet – shrimp, crabs and oysters being the main business in this town. The yellow building typifies one of the things I love about…