Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 99 of 432
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BAYS AND STREAMS.
lacios Bay, Caranchuhua creek enters the Bay of
LA BACA BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.
La Baca Bay is a north-westerly branlch of Matagorda
Bay, of easy access to vessels that have
crossed the bar at the pass. Its principal tributary
is La Baca River, which is about 100 miles in
length, and has four feet water for above twenty
miles from its mouth, within a short distance of its
junction with the Navidad, a stream of nearly equal
extent. The waters of La Baca are clear and wholesome,
flowing over a sandy bed intermixed with
gravel. Mustang, Waterhole, Spring, Upper and
Lower Rocky Creeks, and the Sandies, are tributaries
of the Navidad; Mary, Augusta, and Valentine's
Creeks, on the east, and Brushy, Smithers',
Brown's, Rocky, and Ponton, on the west, are the
remaining tributaries of La Baca River. Four small
streams, the Aronoso, Garsitas, Union and Chocolate,
flow into La Baca Bay. The La Baca and
Navidad rivers are each navigable for small steamboats,
for about thirty-five miles from their mouths.
ESPIRITU SANTO BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.
The Bay of Espiritu Santo is a shallow body of
water, formed by the confluence of the Guadalupe
and San Antonio rivers, and connected with the
bays of La Baca and Aransazua, so that vessels of
light draft may pass from one to the other.
The river Guadalupe rises in the Guadalupe
mountains, and flows in an easterly direction for
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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/m1/99/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .