The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

Houston Chapter

Meetings Held Monthly Except June-August

Next Meeting:

Next meeting: Contact Captain Mike McCright at

CANM Houston has been holding meetings in conjunction with other local maritime groups including the Nautical Institute, Transportation Club of Houston (TCH), Western Gulf Maritime Association ,and the Houston Maritime Museum.


Houston Chapter News

Congratulations to Houston Chapter member Captain Gussie Roth  who has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of CAMM.

She can be reached at"


About the Houston Chapter

The Houston Chapter serves the Houston and Texas Coast Ports. It received its charter into CAMM on April 6, 1967, making it the oldest chapter of CAMM. Captain Michael Mc Cright serves the chapter as President.


Become a Houston Chapter Member

Any member of the National CAMM in good standing, residing, working, or otherwise situated within the Houston area are eligible to join the Houston Chapter of CAMM. Members of the national Council not residing or working in the area described and not affiliated with another established chapter of the CAMM may be a member of and associate with the Houston Chapter.


Annual dues for the Houston Chapter are $20. To apply for Houston Chapter Membership, please request an application from one of the chapter officers.


Oral History Project

CAMM Houston’s Oral histories are on going, via the CAMM supported Veterans History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center. Captain Michael Mc Cright has been responsible for promoting CAMM oral histories here in Houston for some time. Any member interested in recording their memories please contact Library of Congress, American Folklife Center., email: for a package.


Houston Maritime Museum:

The Museum’s Purpose

Maritime history is important to Houston, the second largest port in the United States; therefore, the purpose of the Houston Maritime Museum is to exhibit and to teach the many ways in which oceans influence not only world history but also every aspect of our daily lives. Join Us Today for a Voyage into Maritime History!


Houston Maritime Museum, 2204 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030.

Tel. 713-666-1910     Fax. 713-838-8557

The Houston Maritime Museum is a 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit organization. All donations are tax free and greatly appreciated!






Captain Michael J. McCright

Office: 409-740-4882

Cell: 832-640-3993


Vice President / President-Elect

Captain Joe Perry


Captain Augusta "Gussie" Roth




Captain Wayne Farthing



Mailing Address

CAMM Houston Chapter

4620 Fairmont Pkwy, Suite 203

Pasadena, Texas 77504

Tel: 281-487-4649

Fax: 281-487-0686

The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.