Sabine Pilots preside over ‘Texas Chicken’ passing arrangements

(BEAUMONT, Texas) — The Sabine Pilots face regular challenges when navigating vessels in the Sabine-Neches Waterway, the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper reported. The channel is so narrow that the passing arrangement is known as “Texas Chicken.” The pilots say vessels point at each other before turning away at the last moment.
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By Professional Mariner Staff