During the Battleship Texas' move to Galveston the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, parts of Independence Parkway, and the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed until the Battleship Texas has moved past. The Port of Galveston announced via Twitter that the US Coast Guard has issued a channel closure and moving safety zone for August 31st from 9am - 6pm. due to the battleship's tow.
The Battleship Texas Foundation's website mentions that the Battleship Texas is planned to leave LaPorte before dawn on the morning of August 31st. The estimated timing is to pass the Texas City Dike & Seawolf Park around the early to midafternoon time-frame and be at Galveston by mid to late afternoon. The departure time or date could be delayed depending on weather or any other factors that could cause a delay.
Looking At The Battleship Texas While It Is In Dry-Dock:
The Battleship Texas' dry-dock is taking place at the Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporations' shipyard, which is on Pelican Island. If you want to see the Battleship Texas in dry-dock one of the best places to look is from Pier 21 which is right next to the Harbor House Hotel. It is not clear how long the Battleship Texas will be dry-docked in Galveston, but guests sailing on cruises from Galveston during the duration of the dry-dock will also be able to see the Battleship Texas. Guests sailing on ships from Terminal 1 will have the best view of the Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporations' shipyard on Pelican Island. Guests sailing on a cruise ship from Terminal 2 should still be able to see the Battleship Texas, but during sail-a-way will have a good chance to view Pelican Island.
The Move To Galveston - You Can Livestream:
The Battleship Texas Foundation announced you can track the Battleship Texas live on their website as well as view a live stream on Facebook & You-Tube. Updates will be posted by the Battleship Texas Foundation on social media. If you cannot view the Battleship Texas' move to dry-dock in Galveston, watching online is the next best option!
For more information, including information on tracking & live-streams, please check out the Battleship Texas Foundation's website by clicking here (link will take you away from RyG's Cruise Guide).