You can hop down the east coast
via google earth
and see 4 or 5 jetties. 1st one south of Brownsville Tx. is called La Pesca. There was a cruising guide produced in the 80's by Steve Hamilton. He and 3 other boats checked it out down to Tampico. His boat at the time was a MorganOI 28.
He would enter checking water depth
. If it was enough for the others they would go in and hunt up an official.
You were right about the good times back then. The Clear Lake
to Vera Cruz Race
every 2 years was a lot of bang for the buck. Escalating drug violence and a change in the stateside organizers put an end to that race
. Tuxpan was a regular stop for the racers returning from Vera cruz.
Easy entrance. Anchor
in the river.