Port Galveston’s Got Legs
As 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.