The Texas Maritime Museum began as an idea at the Rockport annual Seafair Festival in the late 1970s where maritime enthusiasts would bring their outboard motors and fishing items for public view. A community-wide effort was begun to establish a maritime museum. In 1987 the Texas Legislature named the Texas Maritime Museum the official Maritime Museum of the State of Texas and the museum’s doors opened the summer of 1989.

Bait Shop - Rockport-Fulton

Rockport, Texas - Bait shop signs display live mullet & piggy perch and pelican for sale. Docked outside very close to the bait shop is a shrimp boat ready for a quick getaway.

While visiting her sister in Rockport, Texas, Claudia Finn paints this scene of interest.

First Official Tour of 3 Aransas Pathways Birding Sites

As shared by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce…

First Aransas Pathways Birding and Nature Site Tour
“Braving the elements”

Rockport-Fulton, TX (January 31, 2014) – A Group of 20 intrepid birders braved the unusual cold on Saturday, Jan. 25. Despite uncommon temperatures in the 40’s, Birders from the Aransas Bird and Nature Club and the Corpus Christi Audubon Outdoor Club arrived for the first official tour of the three new Aransas Pathways birding sites.

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Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Rockport-Fulton, TX (July 16, 2014) – Media Producer, Debbie Snyder, of Texas Department of Transportation (Communications Division) made her second filming trip to the Rockport-Fulton area. Debbie made contact with Sandy Jumper, Director of Tourism for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in early June. Debbie’s First trip was focused on filming area tourism attractions in the area. While talking to Debbie about all of the wonderful things to see and do in the community, Sandy introduced her to Rockport-Fulton’s newest venue tax project- Aransas Pathway’s. Intrigued by all our area had to offer, Debbie made plans for a second trip.