Terlingua, Texas: Only Submarine West of the Pecos

Someone's yard in the Texas scrub has a mini-Statue of Liberty, a replica of a sailing ship, and, most surprising, a full-size conning tower from a submarine.
FM 170, Terlingua, TX
On the north side of FM 170, about 4.5 miles west of its junction with Hwy 118. Next to the turn-off for Terlingua Ghost Town.
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Submarine conning tower.

Only Submarine West of the Pecos

According to the signs, the "submarine" is named Passing Wind.

[Donna and Bill Blum, 01/02/2016]
Only Submarine West of the Pecos

Jimmy built the submarine and ship himself. The submarine is a tribute to the Thresher... a submarine that filled with water and sank, killing all on board. Per our excellent tour guide, Angell Expeditions.

[Shannon, 12/22/2014]


Only Submarine West of the Pecos

Just about 100 yards south of the turn-off for the Terlingua Ghost town you will see "Passing Wind." Inside the fence is a full-size conning tower of a submarine, a replica of a sailing ship, and a small Statue of Liberty that lights up at night.

Near as I can figure it is not a public attraction, but just some guy's yard art. It definitely comes as a surprise and shock to see a submarine surfacing in West Texas.

[Phrank Phester, 03/05/2013]

Terlingua, home of the famous Clay Henry the Beer Drinking Dead Goat, is evidently a haven for free-spirited characters.

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