Closely tied to the sea, the town is home port to commercial fishing and shrimp boats, plus charter boats and a fishing pier. A wide variety of bird species draw birders. The coastline and bays were first mapped by Alonzo de Pieda in 1519; he called the mainland "Amichel"--the earliest recorded designation of what was to become Texas.
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