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Thousands of people gathered at the Turning Basin for the official launch of the Houston Ship Channel on Nov. 10, 2014. Photo courtesy of Texas Foundation for the Arts/YouTube
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Sue Campbell, center, daughter of Houston Mayor Ben Campbell, sprinkled white roses into the water from the top deck of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Windom before christening the Port. Photo courtesy of Texas Foundation for the Arts/YouTube
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Port celebrations included a parade through downtown Houston, balls and dinners. Photo courtesy of Texas Foundation for the Arts/YouTube
Houston Grand Opera HGOco presents On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel
Work on the Houston Ship Channel began in 1912. Courtesy of Houston Arts Alliance
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Today, the Port of Houston ranks No. 1 in the U.S. in foreign cargo. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau