Transporting history: A&M researchers help La Belle reach its new home

July 18, 2014 5:18 AM

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Transporting history: A&M researchers help La Belle reach its new home

With the help of two forklifts, Texas A&M researchers at the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation on Thursday lifted a 700-pound piece of Texas and French history onto a trailer bound for Austin.

Truck driver John Clegg, owner of Clegg Industries in Victoria, hauled the La Belle ship pieces nearly 20 years ago when it was recovered from Matagorda Bay. On Thursday, he said he wasn’t nervous at all about helping transport the preserved pieces of the ship’s hull.

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