The Port of Harlingen Authority Celebrates 70 Years in Operation

HARLINGEN, TX- Although created in 1926, Sunday, February 27, 2022 marks the 70th anniversary The Port of Harlingen Authority became an operational Port.

A day marked with a parade, speeches, a ribbon cutting, bands and other local fanfare, then the Arroyo Colorado Navigation District of Willacy and Cameron Counties (ACND) officially opened the Port of Harlingen for operations. It was estimated that more than 5,000 people showed up for the Port’s dedication and to welcome its first official shipment over the dock; 500 tons of pipeline from Starr country fields towed by tugboat H.F. de Bardeleben III.

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An anniversary webpage dedicated to the last 70 years of operation and 95 since it’s creation, has been set up and will continuously be updated with information, photos, stories and announcements to celebrate this special year. Visit our special webpage for up-to-date information.