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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Trenasse Cutter

Circa 1954

 
 
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Inscription.  
A "trenasse" is a small waterway in the brackish marsh, important to trappers for gaining access to furbearing animals. Some trenasses are natural, many more are created by man, often using a homemade craft like this one. The rotating blades in front, powered by a large automobile V-8 engine, bite into the marsh and pull the craft forward. The resulting waterway is 4 feet wide and about 2 1/2 feet deep, adequate for the pirogues that use it.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 29° 55.178′ N, 90° 7.832′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Magazine Street. Located inside the Audubon Zoo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swamp People (a few steps from this marker); The Original Teddy Bear (a few steps from this marker); The Flood of 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boré Plantation - Audubon Park (approx. ¼ mile
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away); Audubon Zoo's Whooping Crane Legacy (approx. ¼ mile away); Audubon Zoo (approx. ¼ mile away); Classic Designs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Audubon Park History (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2018.
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