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May 10, 2009

Outbound in the Houston Ship Channel

Timelapse video of an itty-bitty tanker on its way out to sea. It's a gorgeous trip.

0:40 - 610 Bridge
0:54 - Lyondell Turning Basin
1:10 - Crown Bend
1:44 - Jesse Jones Bridge (aka Beltway 8 bridge, aka 2 dollar bridge)
2:13 - Battleship Texas (on the right, mostly unlit)
2:17 - Lynchburg Ferry Crossing
2:20 - Peggy's Lake
2:37 - Baytown
2:46 - Fred Hartman Bridge
2:58 - Morgan's Point
From then on it's Galveston Bay.

This is a Panamax tanker--that is, the largest tanker that can make it through the Panama canal. They get considerably larger.


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