Mustang Island

Mustang Island is an eighteen-mile-long barrier island between Corpus Christi and the Gulf of Mexico, south of St. Joseph's Island and connected to Padre Island on the south (its center is at 27°44' N, 97°08' W). In the past the island has been cut by Newport Pass and Corpus Christi Pass. Both are now sanded over. Aransas Pass runs between Mustang Island and St. Joseph's Island and provides access for deep-draft vessels to Corpus Christi Bay and the city port, to the United States Navy Battleship Group Homeport, and to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. That pass through the barrier islands is protected by jetties extending into the Gulf from both St. Joseph's and Mustang islands.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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