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of the Bay of Galveston, is one of the largest rivers
of Texas, and possesses at present the greatest comparative
extent of navigable waters, havingo been navigated
by steam-boats between three and four hundred
miles from its mouth. It is generally about from
sixty to eighty yarcls wide, and eight or ten feet
deep, with a rapid current. For eighty miles from
its mouth, it runs through a low prairie country,
and though its banks are generally steep, its borders
in many places are liable to inundation.
Coshatta, or Kettle, Milton, and Kickapoo Creeks
enter the Trinity from the east, and Bidias, Bear,
and Mulberry Creeks from the west: Hurricane and
Bois d'Arc Creeks, on the east, and Richland and
West Fork, on the west, are the principal remaining
tributaries of the Trinity.
San Jacinto Bay is a branch of the bay of Galveston,
containing several pleasant islands. The San
Jacinto river, which flows into the bay, is navigable
by small steam-boats for a part of its course. Its
principal tributaries are Cypress Bayou, and Springand
Lake Creeks. The banks are generally high
and little exposed to inundation.
Buffalo Bayou, which flows into San Jacinto Bay,
is navigable at all seasons, for steam-boats drawingo
six feet water, as far as Houston, about thirty-five
miles from its mouth. Its principal tributaries are
Green Creek and White Oak Bayou from the north,
and Vince's, Sim's and Bray's Bayou from the
Clear Creek is a small stream flowing into Galveston
Bay on the west, above Red Fish Bar; Dick's
Creek, another small stream, enters Galveston Bay,
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/84/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .