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Houston Ship Channel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1837 Baytown Houston State: TX Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.asce.org/project/houston-ship-channel/ Creator:

The 50-mile Houston Ship Channel is a manmade port for ocean-going vessels, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Houston and Harris County, Texas.   

YearAdded:
1987
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Roy Luck (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Houston Ship Channel Era_date_from: 1837
Eddystone Lighthouse
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1880-1889 DateCreated: 1882 Eddystone Rocks State: Cornwall Zip: Country: UK Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Eddystone-Lighthouse/ Creator: Winstanley, Henry , Smeaton, John

An early image of the James Douglass lighthouse, with the stump of the Smeaton-designed building beside it.  

Eddystone Lighthouse is located in the English Channel, 14 miles south of Plymouth, England. The reef upon which it stands was the source of many shipwrecks... and many lighthouses, the first of which was built in 1698. The first three lighthouses were wooden, and suffered the fate of sea storms. John Smeaton  built the fourth lighthouse in 1759 of Cornish granite.   

YearAdded:
1991
Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Eddystone Lighthouse Era_date_from: 1882
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Eddystone Lighthouse

An early image of the James Douglass lighthouse, with the stump of the Smeaton-designed building beside it.  

Eddystone Lighthouse is located in the English Channel, 14 miles south of Plymouth, England. The reef upon which it stands was the source of many shipwrecks... and many…

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Houston Ship Channel

The 50-mile Houston Ship Channel is a manmade port for ocean-going vessels, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Houston and Harris County, Texas.   

The waterway was originally known as Buffalo Bayou and was swampy, marshy, and overgrown with dense vegetation. Steamboats and…

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