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A Travel Adventure Map of Padre & Mustang Islands

24x36, A fanciful look at the history and legend surrounding Padre and Mustang Islands. This map is printed on parchment style paper giving it an "old" look and feel. The map accurately shows the current shoreline, access roads to the islands, beach access points and various recreational areas. It documents the history of the area and includes legends of sunken treasure ships and buried pirate loot. - $3.95 plus $1 shipping

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Corpus Christi Pass

Corpus Christi Pass

The map above is from a 1923 Nautical Chart.
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Corpus Christi Pass was once the main pass from Corpus Christi Bay to the Gulf, but it was very different from Packery Channel. Corpus Christi Pass was about a mile wide, ran southeast to northwest, and was about seven to eight feet deep. Lake Padre is a remnant of the pass. Packery Channel was one channel through Corpus Christi Pass.

After the Civil War, beef-packing plants were opened at the mouth of the pass and it was called Packers' Channel, and eventually Packery Channel. After the Corpus Christi Ship Channel was opened in the 1920's, it disrupted the flow of water through Corpus Christi Pass and it began to silt up.

Some sources say that a hurricane in 1938 completely closed the pass but a 1942 map shows it still open. It remained closed until 2005 when it was reopened as Packery Channel.

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