THE TEXAS CITY WE KNEW. Hurricane Carla displaced 450,000 barrels.
Harbur Terminal was an industrial company located on the Texas City Docks. Stored at this facility were 700,000 55 gallon drums which belonged to the United States Army. Harbur Terminal was contracted to fill these barrels with gasoline or diesel and ship them around the country and around the world.
Hurricane Carla made its appearance in 1961 and moved 450,000 of these barrels over twenty square miles north and northwest of Texas City.
The company was able to recover 99 percent of these barrels.
A book was published in 1962 entitled, When Hurricane Carla Beat The Drums For The Greatest Roundup in History, by Stuart McGregor.
The first two photos were taken at the Republic Oil Company (Marathon).
The third and fourth photos were taken at are at Texas City Refinery.
The fifth and sixth photos were taken at Harbur Terminal. Men can be seen working the barrels.
The last photo is Sixth Street between Monsanto and Republic (Marathon).
I’m sure some barrels landed in town.
Does anyone have any barrel stories?