Port Arthur has a proud maritime history, and made the cover of a recent Professional Mariner magazine.
“The Sabine Pilots took delivery of the 53.5-foot Port Arthur, a Chesapeake-class aluminum pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Mass., last spring. Port Arthur replaced the 45-foot Sabine Pass Pilot built by Breaux’s Bay Craft in Loreauville, La., in 1975,” the magazine reads.
“It will mainly be used to board pilots on our bar and to board and disembark pilots from LNG ships at the berth,” said Capt. Andrew Guidry. A pilot for 12 years, Guidry is also the newbuild superintendent who shepherded Port Arthur through the construction process. “It will also be used to run to our sea buoy when the big boats are not required. The fuel consumption is half of the bigger boats and it makes the same speed, 25 knots.”
To read more follow this link to “Professional Mariner.”
Learn more about Port Arthur’s ties to the sea and rail at Museum of the Gulf Coast.