First we visit Carolyn and Jerry Warren's vessel, The Ferrel. Here is its description.
The research vessel, Ferrel, Moored on the Old Brazos River in Freeport, TX
Original Ferrel nameplate
Aft view of the Ferrel
The Ferrel's main diesel engine
Carol with members of the Ferrel crew
Another aft view of the Ferrel
The Ferrel's mess hall and commons room
Closeup look at the Ferrel
Carolyn Warren with the captains, reading the log book
Very closeup look at the Ferrel
Ferrel mooring ropes
A panorama view of the Ferrel
The Pushboat Louisiana passes the Ferrel.
The back of the Tugboat Virgie Cenac
The Virgie Cenac Tugboat
Refineries across the Old Brazos River from the Ferrel
All kinds of boats surround the Ferrel. Here's one.
A small flatboat
The She Devil Shrimpboat
This tiny boat is delivering stores.
The Cindy Hill Pushboat drives a large barge past the Ferrel.
A surge dam in the Old Brazos River. (Lewis Wheeler's father worked on the engineering of this structure.)
A Loggerhead Shrike looks on.
An abandoned Stauffer Chemical Co. Building
Five pelicans and an offshore jackup rig northeast of Freeport
An Oyster Catcher on the beach. Note the banding on its leg.
Another Oyster Catcher, with a different band, walks away from us.
Two Ruddy Turnstones on the beach.