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Harvey in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Harvey Canal

 
 
The Harvey Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. The Harvey Canal Marker
Inscription. Originally Destrehan Canal, dug before 1845, connecting Mississippi River to Bayou Barataria. "Submarine Railway" lifted boats over the levee until successful completion of locks in 1907. Became part of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in 1924.
 
Erected 1981 by the Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana.
 
Location. 29° 54.647′ N, 90° 5.115′ W. Marker is in Harvey, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (State Highway 541) and Destrehan Avenue, on the right when traveling west on River Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3540 River Road, Harvey LA 70058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvey Castle Site (approx. ľ mile away); Derbigny Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Phoenix Iron Works (approx. 1.2 miles away); Commanderís Palace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gretna City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mel Ott (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
View of marker and container ship on the Mississippi. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. View of marker and container ship on the Mississippi.
Looking "up" the Mississippi River. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Looking "up" the Mississippi River.
Looking "down" the Mississippi. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. Looking "down" the Mississippi.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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