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BHS speaker Peter Golwas will discus Texas Navy on Saturday
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The Bayside Historical Society will welcome Peter Golwas to its meeting Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. to speak on the Navy of the Republic of Texas.

The meeting is open to the public will be at the Bayside Community Center at Plummer and First streets.

Golwas, professor of history at Delmar College in Corpus Christi, is a decorated former Naval aviator with service in Vietnam. Golwas has been at Delmar since 2001. His research interests have included the history of the Texas Navy from 1830 to 1845.

The shipping lanes between New Orleans and Texas nurtured the early Texas Revolution with volunteers from the U.S, arms, ammunition, artillery and other manufactured goods.

Naval action started in 1835 in the bay at Anahuac. After 1836, the Republic of Texas Navy was challenged in the Gulf by pirates and the Mexican Navy. Statehood in 1845 finally retired the Texas Navy.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Call 361-529-8944 for more information.

There is no charge for attending the meeting.
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