Liberty and Pelícano


This coming Thursday, May 10 at 1830, Andy Hall from the Hawkins Squadron in Galveston will be presenting a talk on the capture of the schooner Pelícano by the Texian Navy schooner Liberty in March 1836. Although this was one of the Navy’s lesser-known fights, it was in many ways one of the most dramatic and important to the success of the new Republic.

Please join us at the Houston Maritime Museum, 2204 Dorrington Street in Houston, near the Texas Medical Center, for this event. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to: Admiral Jeff Corbin, corbinj43-at-yahoo-dot-com, or Admiral John Martin, coljwm-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.