By CRAIG ALANIZ
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation presented the “Telling Our Stories” Series Thursday with retired Lt. Commander Charles R. Wilson, USCG.
Wilson served at the Port Isabel Coast Guard Life Boat Station, now South Padre Island Coast Guard Station, from November 1948 to October 1950 as an engineer.
“We kept things running regardless,” Wilson said.
Port Isabel had few amenities when Wilson arrived. He said there was a fertilizer plant, Hotel Port Isabel, the lighthouse and a grocery store that gave credit to servicemen during rough times.
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