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Mar 3, 2017 - TX-Crystal Beach - Fort Travis

Between High Island and Crystal Beach is historic Fort Travis. In 1898, along with federal development of the Port of Galveston, construction on the present Fort Travis was begun. The fort was completed in 1899. The fort was heavily damaged during the 1900 storm. Repairs included the present 15 foot sea wall around the fort. During World War I Fort Travis garrisoned troops defending the Port of Galveston and its approaches. In 1942, the fort was enlarged and 2,500 troops were stationed there. Several sizes of guns were installed, from...

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Mar 31, 2013 - Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! We got up early this morning so we could make the sunrise service at 7:00 A.M. We drove over to Crystal Beach, Texas. For the past 23 years, the Peninsula Ministerial Alliance has sponsored the CRYSTAL BEACH EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE. They had a 40’ mobile bandstand on the beach lit up with musicians playing and the choir and singles singing beautiful songs. I loved the way they took a Fats Domino song and turned it into a Christian song. Blueberry Hill became Calgary Hill. People were lined up all over the beach in...

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Mar 14, 2013 - Spring Break Crystal Beach

We took a break from birding today and went to Crystal Beach, Texas. We wanted to see all the visitors on the beach for spring break. We kept hearing it was a very popular beach for spring break, but each time we checked the beach it was totally empty. Not today, we saw people for miles swimming, fishing and camping and just hanging out. New food trucks lined the beach and all the shops in town were packed. Crystal Beach is also known as Patton, it stretches seven miles along State Highway 87 in the middle of Bolivar Peninsula. Crystal...

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Mar 24, 2011 - Crystal Beach, TX - Bolivar Peninsula RV Park

Thursday, March 24 - Took the ferry from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula and saw the dolphins playing in the wake made by the boats in the harbor. The main road has been repaired and most everything has been cleaned up since the hurricane but the new construction seems limited and there are still many buildings that have not been rebuilt. There are a few damaged buildings that are still the same as they were after the devastation and that is an eerie reminder of what the storm did to this little community out on the penninsula. There were...

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Mar 2, 2011 - Crystal Beach area

We enjoyed the Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal Beach (the town where we camped). We ate at Stingaree a couple of times - thanks again for the recommendation Jerry! Once we got crawfish to go because only the lower restaurant was open and there wasn't a non-smoking section. But, the other visit the upstairs restaurant was open and we enjoyed watching barges pass on the ICW while eating. Definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the area. One day we drove the length of the peninsula on the beach - 1st to the Rollover Bridge that...

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Winter 2011

Feb 27, 2011 - Drive to Crystal Beach, TX

We drove the RV to Crystal Beach, Texas on the Bolivar Peninsula, a thin peninsula north of Galveston. The RV is facing a lake and beyond a thin strip of land on the other side of the lake is the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). We can see barges going down the ICW from the RV. The Gulf of Mexico is across the street. Good location for a RV park! The lake in front of us is interesting.. not sure it can still be called a lake. In 2008 Hurricane Ike replaced the fresh water with salty water and deposited salt water fish in it... red snapper among...

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Winter 2011



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