Steven Swanson


Texas Historical Commission


Project Title: Willacy County Navigation District Small Craft Boat Launch

Report Title: An Intensive Archaeological Survey for a Proposed Small Craft Boat Launch in Port Mansfield, Willacy County, Texas

Report Date: August 2012

Agencies: Willacy County Navigation District Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Texas Historic Commission

Permit Number: Texas Antiquities Permit No. 6309

Project Number: WCND 0001

Project Description: The Willacy County Navigation District (WCND) proposes to use funds from a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant to construct a small craft boat launch and ancillary facilities south of Port Mansfield. The proposed project was reviewed by the Texas Historic Commission who recommended an archaeological survey be conducted for the project. EPG was retained by WCND through a subcontract with PAR Consulting, LLC to conduct an intensive survey of the project’s Area of Potential Effect (APE). The survey resulted in no prehistoric or historic cultural resources encountered from surface and subsurface contexts. Although the project area is within the boundaries of a known historic district, the project area is recommended to be a non-contributing element of the district. The proposed project will not have adverse effects to a historic property.

Acreage: The surveyed area totals 5.48 acres.

Location and Jurisdiction: The project is located on land owned and managed by the Willacy County Navigation District, approximately 1 mile south of Port Mansfield, Texas, along the shore of the Laguna Madre, as depicted (unsurveyed) on the USGS 7.5-minute Port Mansfield, Texas, quadrangle.

Personnel and Dates of Fieldwork: A records review was conducted between July 12 and 19, 2012, and an intensive archaeological survey on July 20, 2012, by EPG archaeologist Dr. Steve Swanson, who served as principal investigator.

Historic Properties: King Ranch National Historic Landmark (District)

Adversely Effected Properties: None

Curation: No artifacts were encountered or collected during survey.

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