Mack, Capt. Roosevelt
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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. Roosevelt Mack conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Captain Mack was born in Galveston, TX, graduated from Ball High School and went to Prairie View A & M for 2 1/2 years. In this interview Mr. Mack discusses his job as a ferry boat captain in Galveston. Some of the highlights of the interview include his explanation of general emergency procedures, as well as evacuation and ferry guidelines during a hurricane. He also talks about the day to day activities of running the ferry, including training for the merchant mariner's license, transporting 18 wheelers and spring breakers, how they deal with suspicious packages on the ferry, and what it is like to navigate the waters. Interviewer: Ernesto Valdés.
Hurricanes; Emergency management; Mack, Roosevelt
Houston, Texas; Galveston, Texas
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University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm7747dt577
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