Starnes Island – Lake Travis, TX T Shirt. This updated unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite. Super soft cotton and excellent quality print makes one to fall in love with it over and over again.
Lake Travis’ most familiar landmark archipelago, Starnes Island, was simply a hill in Travis County until the early part of the 1940’s when Mansfield Dam was built on the Colorado River creating Lake Travis. The island is also know to some as Monkey Island, Rattlesnake or Snake Island and has become the go-to anchorage for most of the lake’s Party Boat/Barge rental fleet. One of the opening scenes from Austin film director Robert Rodriguez’s film “Spy Kids” was shot on Starnes Island. When the lake was first filled after the completion of Mansfield Dam the snakes in that area headed for high ground and supposedly the islet, when finally surrounded by water, was rife with snakes. In the 1970s, this was known as “Monkey Island”. It’s been told some lake local with a pet chimpanzee took the thing to the lake one day. It got out of the boat when they anchored at Starnes and was immediately untrackble in the brush. They never found the monkey.
- Retail fit
- Solids – 100% Soft cotton
- Heathers – 52/48 Airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
- Tear away label
- Runs true to size