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Canceled - Sailing Into History - Texian Navy Day

2:00p to 3:30p
Sat, September 15, 2018
Kristen Williams
(512) 243-1643

Due to the incoming storm system, this event has been canceled. Join a ranger to celebrate tenacity of the first Texian Navy!

In September 1835, the first naval engagement of the Texas Revolution occurred near Velasco. In the dawn of the Texas Revolution, Thomas McKinney (the man for which this park is named) and his business partner Samuel Williams purchased and donated the first ships to protect Galveston Bay and the interior of Texas from Santa Anna's forces.

In that first engagement between a Texian privateer (the San Felipe), and a Mexican war schooner (the Correo), the Mexican ship was forced to unconditionally surrender. Its captain and crew were then taken to New Orleans to be tried for piracy in a federal court! Given the chance, would you become a privateer?

Meet: Playground
Bring: water, sunscreen