Houston Ship Channel Celebrates 100 Years as a Deep-Water Port
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The 52-mile Houston Ship Channel opened to the world in 1914, and quickly became the region’s largest economic engine. A private rededication ceremony will commemorate this historic date on November 10, when thousands watched as President Woodrow Wilson fired a cannon via remote control from his office in Washington, DC, officially opening the channel for operation.
One hundred years later, the Houston Ship Channel supports activities at the Port of Houston that are responsible for over one million jobs and $178 billion in statewide economic impact.
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