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.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Anchor Blown Over a Mile From Explosion

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Explosion anchor.

Anchor Blown Over a Mile From Explosion

Wow. Anchor blown 1.62 miles. Nice park.

[R Mogel, 04/16/2017]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birthplace of the Air ForceBirthplace of the Air Force, Texas City, TX - 3 mi.
Anchor Blown a Mile From ExplosionAnchor Blown a Mile From Explosion, Texas City, TX - 3 mi.
Propeller Blown a Mile From ExplosionPropeller Blown a Mile From Explosion, Texas City, TX - 3 mi.
In the region:
The Arms Room: Second Amendment Supermarket, League City, TX - 10 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

January 17, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Billy the Kid Museum, Hico, Texas (Jan 14-20, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now