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CARANCAHUA PASS. Carancahua Pass is a narrow channel joining Carancahua Bay and Matagorda Bay in eastern Calhoun County (at 28°38' N, 96°22' W). The waterway is named after the Karankawa Indians. The maximum width of the channel is about a half mile.


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

"CARANCAHUA PASS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.