LA PORTE, Texas —
The Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF), with their partners, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission, announce that the Battleship Texas will be departing San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site for repairs on August 31st.
Repairs will be done at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporations’ Galveston Shipyard. A livestream video of the departure will be available for the public to view for free on the BTF YouTube channel and Facebook group page.
Due to weather or day of delays, the departure is subject to potential postponement.
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, parts of Independence Parkway, and the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed from the early morning hours on August 31 until the ship has moved past the Lynchburg Ferry. The ship can be viewed throughout her route over most of the day. Good viewing locations for the public include, subject to local authority, Bayland Island, Texas City Dike, Seawolf Park, and Pier 21. The ship should pass the Texas City Dike and Seawolf Park around early to midafternoon and be in Galveston by mid to late afternoon.
All updates will be on the BTF website battleshiptexas.org.
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