James R. Barker

James R. Barker

featuring Jacob Deon's "The Piano Song"
James R. Barker

The Great Lakes freighter James R. Barker was built in 1976 for the Interlake Steampship Company. One of the first thousand-footers on the Lakes (the first being the Stewart J. Cort), the James R. Barker is named for the President … Continue reading


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Galveston Shipwatching

featuring Amaury Figueredo's "My Way"
Ships passing Galveston, Texas

Galveston Island has always had a great connection to the sea. First settled with Europeans in 1817– by Jean Lafitte, a pirate– Galveston quickly became an important port city. The largest city in Texas, it was the busiest port west … Continue reading


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