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UH - Houston History Project. McCall, Norman - McCall audio, 1 of 2. February 19, 2007. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/904/show/901.

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Title McCall, Norman
Creator (LCNAF)
  • UH - Houston History Project
Interviewer (LCNAF)
  • Theriot, Jason P.
Date February 19, 2007
Description Norman McCall is an 83-year-old crew boat owned and operator. He owned an operated McCall Boat Rentals for several years before merging with SEACOR International in the 1990s. He is one of the pioneering operators of the aluminum crew boats built in South Louisiana beginning in 1950s and has seen the industry progress for half a century--in many ways he has helped to lead that progress. Company significance/history: Norman McCall grew up in Grand Chenier in the 1920s into a family of boat builders. He joined the Navy and served in a submarine in World War II. After the war he worked for Pure Oil Company as a Captain of an ex-minesweeper in the Gulf of Mexico during the first days of the offshore industry, hauling supplies from Cameron to the platforms. He worked for Pure Oil for 19 years. In 1969, after successfully running a boat-rental company, McCall built his first new boat, an aluminum crewboat, the "Phyllis McCall" at Seward Seacraft in Morgan City. A few years later, he built several 110-foot crew boats--the first crew boats of that size to work in the GOM. By the mid 1970s, McCall and his boat builders began experimenting with multiple engines. He built the first quad-screw in 1975 and the first five-screw in 1981, all at Gulf Craft Shipyard in Patterson, LA. In 1996 McCall Boat Rentals (38 crew boats) merged with SEACOR, one of the industry’s largest crewboat operations.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • McCall, Norman
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Patterson, Louisiana
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
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  • audio/mp3
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 10, HHA 00605
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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  • MMS/University of Houston
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Title McCall audio, 1 of 2
Date February 19, 2007
Original Collection Oral Histories – Houston History Project http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the "About" page of this website.
File name hhaoh_201207_226a.mp3