Today in Texas History – September 22

From the Annals of Maritime Engineering –  In 1922, President Warren G. Harding authorized the creation of a harbor in Corpus Christi Bay.  The need for a deep-water port for Corpus Christi was recognized after the Hurricane of September 14, 1919. Local business leaders realized that a deep-water port was a necessary to grow the local economy and sought federal approval. On September 14, 1926, seven years to the day after the devastating hurricane the new port was opened after completion of dredged channel through Corpus Christi Bay.  Today the Port of Corpus Christi is the fourth largest port in the U.S. in terms of total tonnage.

Vintage postcard.  17 U.S.C.A. 170

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