EP. 51: The Schooner Flash, a Revolutionary Ship.

The Flash was a schooner built in Connecticut for a new enterprise in Texas.  She came to Texas in possession of James Morgan to support his new endeavor, a town and community called New Washington.  But as war clouds gathered, Morgan mounted an 18 pounder on her foredeck and commissioned her Captain into the Texas Navy.  From commerce to combat, rescuing refugees to carrying cannon, the Flash did it all during the Texas revolution.  Her noble service ended quickly after her Captain was replaced with someone who apparently couldn’t find the largest harbor in Texas.  The Flash carried some of the most important cargo in Texas history, presidents, cannon, even important groceries.  Hear the story of the schooner Flash in this latest episode of Wise About Texas.

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2 comments on “EP. 51: The Schooner Flash, a Revolutionary Ship.

  1. Tammy Inmon-Sanchez says:

    Do you know the story and History on Almanzon Houston? He is my one of my Ggggg grandfathers. He was a Quarter Master in the Army during the Texas Revolution. He got the twin sister from PA to Louisiana right before his death. He worked along side Sam Houston, Steven F. Austin and ran a US Post Office by Stage Coach out of a Bed and Breakfast in St Augustine,Tx. My father’s mother was Marjorie Collier Inmon. From the Collier family of Alto,Tx.

    1. Ken Wise says:

      No but sounds like a good person to research.

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