Texas Clipper LbNA # 56294
|Placed Date||Oct 30 2010|
Please help! I live too far away to check this box, but have been told that the logbook was found damp, and that the ziploc bag inside the letterbox needed to be replaced. Please message me if you can help. Thanks.
The Texas Clipper was originally a World War II transport ship, then a cruise ship, and finally the training vessel for the merchant marine cadets at Texas A&M University Galveston. A summary of her history can be found here:
In 2007 she was stripped and sunk to serve as an artificial reef and a destination for divers, as described here:
The S.S. Cape Gibson is now being refitted to serve as the Texas Clipper II, and is berthed at Texas A&M Galveston.
This letterbox honors the original Texas Clipper, and all of the cadets who had the experience of sailing on her.
To find the box, In Galveston turn north on 51st Street off of Broadway. Follow the signs to Texas A&M University Galveston. Turn right onto the campus, and take the first right to the parking area between the S.S. Cape Gibson and Building 3027. If the ship is off on a training cruise the dock area should still be pretty obvious.
Face the dock, and turn right onto a sidewalk. Walk past five benches then look to your left. Cross the small wooden footbridge, then walk across the lawn, with some sort of utility station to your right.
Go under the bridge, and pass under the first part of the bridge to the second half. One half carried trains, the other automotive traffic.
The box is hidden against the wall to your right, under the fourth support beam. Please rehide carefully.