Texas City, Texas: Anchor Blown Over a Mile From Explosion
Relic of the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The Grandcamp was one of two cargo ships that blew up in Texas City's harbor in 1947; its two-ton anchor flew nearly two miles and landed here. At least 600 people died.
- 25th Ave. N., Texas City, TX
- In a little park on the north side of Hwy 197/25th Ave. N. just west of its intersection with 29th St. N.
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Anchor Blown Over a Mile From Explosion
Wow. Anchor blown 1.62 miles. Nice park. [R Mogel, 04/16/2017]
April 28, 2017
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