There was a time when Texas lighthouses helped mariners find safe passage through passes and inlets from the Gulf of Mexico into the bays. Shinning beacons were located at Port Isabel, Port Aransas (Lydia Ann), Pass Cavallo (Matagorda Island), Half Moon Reef (West Matagorda Bay), Sabine Bank, Galveston Jetty, and Bolivar.
Texas artist Christi Mathews has captured the “Bolivar Lighthouse” that today stands as a reminder of times passed. Colorful coastal birds circling the old house as the old beacon continues to watch over productive waters many anglers love to fish.
For more information on “Bolivar Lighthouse,” or other works of art by Christi Mathews visit Mathews Gallery in Aransas Pass, her website at www.christimathews.net, or call (361) 758-1838.