Hawkins Meeting, March 1: Chanteys on the High Seas with Steve Curley

CurleySteven14_editJoin us on Thursday evening, March 1, at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in Galveston as Steve Curley narrates a 19th-century sailing voyage to the tune of a handful of  chanteys.

Steve Curley is an award-winning teacher of literature and film at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He received his BA from Fordham University and his PhD from Rice University. His most recent books include a history of that institution and a history of Texas Clipper, the famous training ship of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy for three decades and now an artificial diving reef off the coast of Brownsville. Dr. Curley will have copies of his Clipper book available for purchase and signing at the meeting.

The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and Dr. Curley’s presentation at about 7:30. A limited Fisherman’s Wharf entree menu will be available, and folks will be responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks. Those wanting to attend should RSVP no later than Monday, February 26, to Adm. Andy Hall, (409) seven-seven-one-7433, or by e-mail to maritimetexas-at-gmail-dot-com.

The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the naval forces of the Republic of Texas, 1835-46. The mission of the Texas Navy Association is to preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy; to promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated; to conduct, in the broadest sense, a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas; and to encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money, in pursuit of these objectives. Membership in the Texas Navy Association is open to all persons age 16 and over who have an interest in Texas history and want to help support the goals of the organization.

In Galveston, the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron was organized in the fall of 2016, and meets on the first Thursday evening in odd-numbered months at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant.