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Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Where the Belle will come to rest someday. In the meantime see the fantastic display of artifacts from the ship.

Maritime Texas Blog  Andy Hall's rich, wonderful blog on all news nautical along the Texas coast, the Elissa, shipwrecks, coastal museums and more.

Museum of the Coastal Bend - Part of the La Salle Odyssey Trail of Texas museums, it features the artifacts and terrific displays about La Salle's Fort Saint Louis (the first European settlement in Texas), La Salle's ship La Belle and La Bahia, the Spanish presidio and mission that was built over the French site, Also wonderful artifacts of the earliest coastal native First Americans.

Museum of the Gulf Coast
- With displays ranging from the Jurassic era to "hometown girl" Janis Joplin -- this two-floored, historical society-owned exhibit hall is downtown Port Arthur's cultural surprise.

NASA Johnson Space Center - Houston, do you read me?

Raising La Belle
 - Download the award-winning book (for free.)

Texas A&M University Institute of Nautical Archeology - Investigating sunken ships around the world and conserving their historical treasures.

Texas Archeological Association - The ultimate in arrowhead hunting. Join a dig this summer! 

Texas Beyond History - A "virtual museum" of Texas's prehistory (and a little history, too) brought to you by the University of Texas College of Liberal Arts.
TBH La Belle "exhibit
TBH K-12 classroom resources

Texas Historical Commission
- Uncovering, interperting and preserving our historical past. 

Texas Maritime Museum - The state's rich maritime history on display here -- and Glenn Greico's scale wooden model of La Belle.

The Admiral's Blog - Read about what's under the surface in Admiral Mark's blog.

Divers on the

Personal links
American Tinnitus Association - The quest for a cure for a confounding disease/condition that has disabled (to date) 390,933 veterans of our military and affects an increasing number of people from all walks of life. Great site.

Art School at the Austin Museum of Art - Art made fun here!

How To Be a Children's Book Illustrator - "Art school" and a blog

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
 - Dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS, while providing information about the disease and resources. 

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
 - The national professional organization.

SCBWI Austin
 - Stellar Austin, TX chapter of national SCBWI.

Excellent writers' resource blog of Helen Ginger.

United States Maritime Literature Awards
Sebastian Junger's The Pefect Storm and Mark Mitchell's Raising La Belle are among the previous winners.

Western Writers of America
 - Founded in 1953 to promote distinguished literature about the American West, this respected professional writers organizations awards the Spur Awards each year. 

Writers League of Texas
 - Best and largest of the country's regional writing organizations.

La Salle trading in furs at the edge of Lake Ontario.(Watercolor Mark Mitchell for "Cobblestone.")


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