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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An inlet of southeast Texas separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Matagordo Peninsula, a narrow sand spit.


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  • His unfamiliarity with the coast, or night, or fog cheated him of his destination, and the colony was landed four hundred miles west of it, in a place called Matagorda Bay, in

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  • That storm hit not only the area known as Matagorda Bay but struck a blow to the dreams of the port city of Indianola, the "Queen of the West".

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  • The name of the mission, which appears in Spanish records also as La Bahía del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga, was a reference to its location on La Bahía del Espíritu Santo (the Bay of the Holy Spirit, now called Matagorda Bay and Lavaca Bay) and also honored Báltasar de Zúñiga, viceroy of New Spain.

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  • Friday, with landfall following around midnight between Matagorda Bay to the north and Baffin Bay to the south.

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  • I will not forget the crowd at the end of the day on the docks at Key West as they applauded the sunset over the gulf or finding the cistern and railroad pilings at the former location of Indianola, Texas on Matagorda Bay.

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  • The tribe cut a bloody swath of violence across the coastal lowlands, looting, killing, and burning on their way to Matagorda Bay, and sweeping the entire country of horse stock as they went.12 They took captives, too, including a Mrs. Nancy Crosby, the granddaughter of Daniel Boone, and her baby.


  • In the inland section from Matagorda Bay to Corpus Christi Bay, Pleistocene barrier island deposits occur.

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  • It rises in northeastern Dawson County and flows southeastward for 600 mi before emptying into Matagorda Bay.

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  • Storm surge of 22 feet (Matagorda Bay) 18.5 feet (Port Lavaca), 14.5 feet (Port O‚ÄôConnor), 14.8 feet (Houston Ship Channel)

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  • So, from that Matagorda Bay area up towards the Freeport area will be the worst areas.

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