Southwest Pass (Mississippi River)

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Southwest Pass is one of the channels at the mouth of the Mississippi River.[1] It empties into the Gulf of Mexico at the southwesternmost tip of the Mississippi River Delta. It lies in Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana in the United States.[2] It has been the main shipping channel in the Mississippi River Delta since 1853.

Southwest Pass should not confused with a strait in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, also known as Southwest Pass.


  1. ^ Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1984, p. 1144.
  2. ^ Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1984, p. 690.


  • Webster's New Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1984. ISBN 0-87779-446-4.

Coordinates: 29°00′51″N 89°20′39″W / 29.01417°N 89.34417°W / 29.01417; -89.34417