Sabine Pass

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Wide natural beach near Sabine Pass
USGS map of Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass is the natural outlet of Sabine Lake into the Gulf of Mexico.[1] It borders Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Two major battles occurred here during the American Civil War, known as the First and Second Battles of Sabine Pass.

Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005 and on September 12–13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck Sabine Pass and Galveston,[2] generating the highest surge[3] of 22 feet (6.7 meters) which is, according to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88),[4] the highest ever recorded at Sabine Pass.[5]

Sabine Pass is a site for an LNG receiving terminal because it is located along one of a few deepwater ports along the Gulf Coast suitable for importing LNG. The region also has an existing pipeline infrastructure with access to South East Texas and U.S. markets.[6]

The former city of Sabine Pass, Texas, is now a neighborhood of Port Arthur.

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, John Ross, Harry L. Ford, John Jacob Gilbert (1908). United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part VIII. Gulf of Mexico, from Key West to the Rio Grande. US Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ NOAA; Hurricanes Rita and Ike- Accessed 2011-08-29
  3. ^ Storm surge NOAA hurricane guide: page 6 of 32; Accessed 2011-08-26
  4. ^ NAVD standards-Retrieved 2011-08-29
  5. ^ NOAA hurricane summary- Retrieved 2011-08-29
  6. ^ Golden Pass LNG- Accessed 2011-08-29

Coordinates: 29°43′35″N 93°51′48″W / 29.72639°N 93.86333°W / 29.72639; -93.86333