MESQUITE BAY. Mesquite Bay is west of St. Joseph Island, between Ayers Bay and Carlos Bay, principally in Aransas County (at 28°09' N, 96°51' W). It may be entered from the Gulf of Mexico through Cedar Bayou, a cut between St. Joseph and Matagorda islands. The northeastern extremity of Mesquite Bay extends into Calhoun County.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Art Leatherwood, "MESQUITE BAY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rrm11), accessed June 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.