Shaw, Capt. John
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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
This is an oral history interview with Capt. John Shaw conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Captain John R. Shaw was born in Flint, Michigan in 1952, and later served four years as a Navy Quartermaster. In 1981, Captain Shaw became a deck hand at the Galveston ferry and three years later became a Captain. During this interview Captain Shaw provides some history of the ferry system from the time it was taken over by the State of Texas. He also explains the positions and duties of each of the six crew members who serve on a boat. Some of the other highlights of the interview include a discussion of damages as a result of Hurricane Ike, dealing with fog, and outlining experiences when stationed at Guantanamo Bay during his Navy years. Interviewer: Ernesto Valdés.
Hurricane damage; U.S. Navy; Shaw, John R., Sr.
Houston, Texas; Galveston, Texas
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Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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