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Texas Maritime Museum

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1989, 2001, O'Neill Conrad Oppelt. 1202 Navigation Cir.

There is a trace of picturesque nineteenth-century architecture in the massing of the Texas Maritime Museum, with its apsidal end wings and a form-fitted hipped roof that inclines downward to encompass projecting, saddlebag-like bays. The multibuilding complex incorporates the lighthouse-like Maritime Light (2001), which provides views across the bay from its observation deck. The museum's grounds lie at the edge of Rockport Harbor, overlooking Aransas Bay.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texas Maritime Museum", [Rockport, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 494-494.

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