The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 426
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426 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Although the Colorado River raft is no longer an obstruction
to navigation, there is no commercial navigation on the river at
present, but Bay City hopes to have barge transportation as far as
that city in the near future. In the River and Harbors Act of
1938 Congress authorized the construction of a barge channel
nine feet deep from the mouth of the river to Bay City, which
is seventeen miles upstream. This will connect at the mouth of
the river with the Intracoastal Waterway which extends from
Florida to the border of Mexico. Up to 1949, however, Congress
had not appropriated the funds for constructing the channel to
issue of the Wharton County district was repaid by 1935; consequently the state
taxes have not been donated to that district since then. Matagorda district, how-
ever, has continued to receive tax remissions; the amount received in 1945 was
$45,797.o9. See the records of the State Comptroller of Public Accounts.
44Bay City Lions Club, Historic Matagorda County (Bay City, 1947), 1-49.
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