The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 51
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J. C. Clopper's Journal and Book of Memoranda for 1828. 51
a half-saw the wreck of the Rising-suns-lost when father was in
this country last-discover the western pass leading into the ocean.
Galveston island is about 30 or 40 miles in length varying from
one to five in breadth and makes a fine hunting ground for several
small tribes of Indians-anchor for the night in seven feet water-
not much timber yet to be seen on the land-come in sight of the
wreck of the Mary a schooner of 100 tons burthen lost three years
since on Red fish bar-a dry shoal of sand pebbles and shells
reaching from one shore at Davis' point to the other fifteen or
twenty miles in length and forming the dividing line between
what are termed Galveston and Trinity Bays. This Bar is about
twenty five miles from Point Bolivar-it has several channels con-
necting the Bays the principal of which is about one mile from
Davis' point having five fathom water immediately in the channel
and a hard bar oir shoal directly after passing through; upon
which we struck in four and half feet water and dragged over into
the Trinity considered the safest and handsomest Bay on all the
coast-discover Cedar Point directly ahead it being about four or
five miles to the right of the mouth of the rio San Jacinto for
which we were Steering anchored for the night about two miles
off the mouth in 8 feet water. In the morning are visited by three
men in a small boat-one of them (major Taylor) an acquaint-
ance of father-get favourable news-are piloted by them into the
San Jacinto--strike on a bar at the entrance-haul off and anchor
for the night-go ashore on father's league known by the name
of Hunter's Point-a lovely spot of land surrounded by a beauti-
fully picturesque scenery decorated with groves of cedar pine mag-
nolia etc. presenting a perpetual view of evergreen scenery
and considered one of the handsomest situations in all the
Colony. The bay on one side-the meandering San Jacinto or
sacred hyacinth on another the back of it prairie and timber
standing in bodies and clusters like small islands of green upon
the broad waste of ocean-at this season the surface of the waters
are enlivened with vast shoals of water fowl from the majestic
swan to the smallest fowl of that class-are amused and gratified
in viewing them in their airy circles and graceful movements on
the streams. Shoot a number of different kinds which make dainty
dishes for our spare tables-get a pilot and sail up this beautiful
stream ten miles where we enter the mouth of Buffalo bayou-
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