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Item 743: 00743_Mack, Capt. Roosevelt

 Item — Box: 13

Interviewer(s): Ernesto Valdes

Project: University of Houston

Captain Mack was born in Galveston, TX, graduated from Ball High School and went to Prairie View A & M for 2 ½ years. In this interview Mr. Mack discusses his job as a ferry boat captain in Galveston. Some of the highlights of the interview include his explanation of general emergency procedures, as well as evacuation and ferry guidelines during a hurricane. He also talks about the day to day activities of running the ferry, including training for the merchant mariner’s license, transporting 18 wheelers and spring breakers, how they deal with suspicious packages on the ferry, and what it is like to navigate the waters.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA