“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Destrehan in Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


"Denver" Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2016
1. "Denver" Marker
The 48-foot Louisiana Lugger Style Wooden Tugboat is believed to be one of the last surviving of its kind. It was built in Bayou Gauche, Louisiana in 1953 by Joseph "Yep" Dufrene for Victor Matherne.
In service: 1953-1980
Donated to St. Charles Parish
By Victor Matherne
On June 28, 1999
Hull Restoration began- October-2000
Moved to current site - June-2002
Restoration - Ongoing

Designated an official Project of Save America's Treasures
On April 11, 2000, by The National Trust
for Historic Preservation
Restoration partnership
St. Charles Parish Government and
St. Charles Historical Foundation
Location. 29° 57.257′ N, 90° 23.146′ W. Marker is in Destrehan, Louisiana, in Saint Charles Parish. Marker is on River Road (State Highway 48) north of Avenue of the Oaks, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Ormond Plantation grounds, in large parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13786 River Road, Destrehan LA 70047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settlement Of The German Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Charles Borromeo "Little Red Church" (approx. 0.7 miles away);
"Denver" Vessel and Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2016
2. "Denver" Vessel and Marker
Saint Charles Borromeo Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hale Boggs Bridge (approx. one mile away); George Prince Ferry Memorial (approx. one mile away); Fashion Plantation (approx. one mile away); L'Anse Aux Outardes (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hale Boggs Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Destrehan.
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
"Denver" Vessel image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2016
3. "Denver" Vessel
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2016.
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