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Bolivar Roads

General Entry

Bolivar Roads is the strip of water enclosed by the North and South jetties between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. The channel provides an entrance from the Gulf of Mexico to Galveston Bay (at 29°21' N, 94°45' W).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Bolivar Roads,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 13, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994