Going Coastal

How Harvesting Rainwater Helps Galveston Bay

As shared by The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) ...

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) is entering the fourth year of its Rain Barrel Program. This program aims to educate the communities surrounding the Galveston Bay of the benefits of harvesting rainwater. It is a low maintenance, low cost method for easily conserving water at home.

Schooner American

Schooner America Makes an October Stop in Galveston

Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation


Why would you want to see this World War II replica of one of the most honored vessels in the United States by the same named? 

  • The original AMERICA put yaching on the map
  • Most famous racing yacht
  • America's Cup was named after the boat, not the country
  • Conveyor of secret agens
  • Confederate blockade runner
  • Nava Academy training vessel
  • Union warship
  • Pride and joy of a famous Civil War general and politician, Benjamin F. Butler


Private Rail Car Owners Come to Galveston

This is an extraordinary group of train cars ranging from 60 to 100 years old. Modern conveniences have been added to some such as TVs and stereos but the vintage ambiance is preserved with chandeliers, mahogany wood doors, and plush furnishings.