TX 77550 Galveston 3m, city and the seat of Galveston County located along the Gulf Coast region in the state of Texas within the Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area. View in direction southeast to the Gulf of Mexico.
In the native language of the webcam owner
TX 77550 Galveston 3m, Kreisstadt des Galveston County am Golf von Mexiko auf einer der Küste vorgelagerten, lang gestreckten schmalen Insel 119,5 km², die die südliche Grenze der Galveston Bay bildet. Blick über den Strand bei Galveston Richtung Südost zum Golf von Mexiko.
Fort Crockett is a government reservation originally built as a defense installation on Galveston Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The fort was originally built to protect the city and harbor of Galveston and to secure the entrance to Galveston Bay, thus protecting the commercial and industrial ports of Galveston and Houston and the extensive oil refineries in the bay area. The facility is now managed by the US NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and hosts the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Laboratory, the Texas Institute of Oceanography, as well as some university facilities. The area still contains several historical buildings and military fortifications. Defensive Facilities of Galveston Bay: During the Texas Revolution, Galveston harbor and the entrance to Galveston Bay was secured by a small fortication located at the north east side of Galveston Island, which corresponds to the west side of Bolivar Roads, the entrance to the bay. This was originally named Fort Travis ... Read more about Fort Crockett on Wikipedia