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Taken 24-Sep-11
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Keywords:Historical Marker, Aransas County, Stella Maris Chapel
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Sep-11 07:15
Date modified25-Sep-11 07:15
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/60 at f/3.5
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Stella Maris Chapel Aransas County Historical Marker

Stella Maris Chapel

Aransas County, Texas
28 08.588' N 96 59.329' W

Text: Irish immigrant James W. Byrne (1787-1865), a veteran of the Texas Revolution, was an early settler of this area. He established the town of Lamar and, with his wife Harriet, sold land on Aransas Bay to the Catholic church for a chapel site. Byrne engaged a French architect to design the structure, which was completed in 1858. Called Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) Chapel, it was built of shellcrete, a shell-aggregate masonry. An important link with the area's early Roman Catholic heritage, the chapel was moved to this site in 1986.