Port Galveston’s Got Legs


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Edda Accommodation is a floating hotel–a little like a cruise ship.   One of her kind might anchor near a drilling rig to provide up-scale lodging for crew members.

img_0196img_0192img_0194As we headed across the bridge to visit Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Steve speculated about the structures across the bay.  I was too interested in the pelicans to make a good guess as to what they were, but Steve figured it out.  His guess was confirmed at the museum, the ideal place to learn all about those jack-up platforms.  The “towers” in the first picture above are actually legs that are lowered to the seafloor and secured, so the platform can be jacked up out of reach of the waves.  Lots more to see and learn on the Ocean Star, and probably your only chance to explore an off-shore rig inshore.


About breathtakebyways

Ann Williams’ travel articles have appeared in publications all over the country including The Washington Post, Roads to Adventure, and Jack and Jill. Between researching and writing books, she specializes in creative lectures.

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