Port of Catoosa Maritime Education Center
The Oklahoma Maritime Education Center is a place for all ages to learn about the importance of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. When you visit the MEC, you will learn about the history of the MKARNS and the Ports along the navigation system along with the regional and national economic benefits of the waterway. You will learn about the types of cargo shipped on the waterway including petroleum products. There is also information about the environmental benefits of the Inland Waterway System. While you are at the Oklahoma Maritime Education Center you will get to explore the Towboat M/V Charley Border. The M/V Charley Border served the port for over 27 years, and was used to switch barges in the port channel. It is permanently drydocked adjacent to the Education Center. The guided tour of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa will allow you to learn about the various companies and commodities that are represented here within our industrial park and on our navigation system. There is a great area to get out and view the towboat and barges during the guided driving tour.