This week, we headed down highway 124 for some local flair – a look at the 1938 tugboat, ‘Hercules’! The ‘Hercules’ is a real, decommissioned tugboat that proudly served Southeast Texas during its reign on the water. Now, it stands as a reminder of days gone by (and occasionally a safe haven from hurricanes that pass over our area).
The Clifton Steamboat Museum is home to tons of artifacts from wars and battles that have been fought in the Gulf of Mexico and over Southeast Texas. With artwork, galleries of scale replicas of ships, boats and planes, as well as memorabilia from officers, sailors, soldiers, and business owners from decades past, this was a slice of history come to life.
If you have the opportunity, check them out!