Life on Matagorda Island (Gulf Coast Studies) by Wayne H. McAlister

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Published by Texas A&M University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS,
  • McAlister, Wayne H,
  • General,
  • Nature,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Texas,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Natural history,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • Matagorda Island,
  • Matagorda Island (Tex.)

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsMartha K. McAlister (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8816838M
ISBN 101585443387
ISBN 109781585443383
OCLC/WorldCa53376008

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This book is simultaneously a naturalist's guide; a musing on man, nature, and solitude; and a charming story. Life on Matagorda Island deserves a place on the bookshelf alongside A Sand County Almanac and Desert Solitaire." – Larry Garrett, D.V.M., The Victoria College.

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McAlister's Life on Matagorda Island (Texas A&M University Press) before they commit. This autobiographical treatise chronicles McAlister's long. Book Description: From most people’s point of view, a barrier beach is a paradox: appealing to visit but appalling to live on. In Life on Matagorda Island, Wayne McAlister shows what life was like amid such isolation.

McAlister revels in the ghostly twinkles of nights on the beach, as luminescent comb jellies, sea walnuts, and glow worms. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Tap begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman, a Texas-born beauty who misses the glitz and glamour of city life, isn’t everything she appears to be.

Years later, he would lament, “The biggest mistake of my life was giving up Matagorda.” Toddie Lee Wynne Sr. poses in front of the Conestoga 1 rocket on Matagorda Island. Matagorda Island is a sand barrier island averaging two miles wide and about fifty miles long in Calhoun County (at 28°14' N, 96°38' W); Cavallo Pass separates the island from Matagorda Peninsula.

Matagorda Island separates Espíritu Santo Bay and San Antonio Bay from the Gulf of Mexico and is intermittently separated from St.

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Through the years, the Island claimed a life saving station that eventually became a Coast Guard Station. Matagorda was essential to the control of Texas and the Gulf during the Civil War and World War II. Now, when visitors go to the island, they can still. Matagorda Island consists of 56, acres and is an offshore barrier island.

Access to the island is by private boat or charter boat only. The hunter check station is located approximately 11 water miles from Port O'Connor. There is no state ferry service to the island. No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed on Matagorda Island. Matagorda Island (/ ˌ m æ t ə ˈ ɡ ɔːr d ə / ()), Spanish for "thick brush," is a mile (61 km) long barrier island on the Texas Gulf coast, located approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) south of Port O'Connor, in the southernmost part of Calhoun traditional homeland of the Karankawa people, the island is oriented generally northeast-southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico.

First volume describing the history of Matagorda County, Texas, written in two parts with supplementary reference information. Part 1 includes sixteen chapters that outline the general background of the county and information for each time period from European exploration through the Texas sesquicentennial ().

Part 2 provides more detailed information about the communities, organizations. Seven years later, the McAlisters were still observing the flora and fauna of Matagorda.

Except for the road and some occasional fence posts, the island appears untouched by humans. In Life on Matagorda Island, Wayne McAlister shows what life was like amid such isolation."--Jacket. Matagorda Island is a fantasy destination. We have packed in and camped on the beach for several days, bringing tarps, rope, frozen water, lots of food, etc.

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But the danger from outside Kittery s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Tap begins to suspect that Kittery s woman, a Texas-born beauty who misses the glitz and glamour of city life, isn t everything she appears to be.

To get there: Matagorda Island is just south of Port O’Connor and accessible only by boat; check the online membership directory for the Port O’Connor Chamber of Commerce to find an outfitter.

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Now he’s settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery—and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and a neighboring family.

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