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Avery Island in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bayou Petite Anse

 
 
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June 6, 2018
1. Bayou Petite Anse Marker
Inscription.  
Petite Anse actually means "Little Cove"'' in Louisiana French. This particular bayou runs along the west side of Avery Island before flowing south into Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (through the Avery Canal). In the 19th century schooners regularly ascended the bayou to pick up loads of salt and sugar to transport to New Orleans or other ports as far away as New York.

In November of 1862, Union gunboats and a transport ship of infantrymen steamed up Bayou Petite Anse to capture Avery Island's salt mines. This amphibious assault failed, bu Union troops did manage to capture Avery Island by land six months later. Bayou Petite Anse is still used today by recreational and commercial boaters seeking access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Vermilion Bay. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 29° 54.818′ N, 91° 54.56′ W. Marker is in Avery Island, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Jungle Garden Road near

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June 6, 2018
2. Bayou Petite Anse Marker
Avery Island Road/Main Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Avery Island LA 70513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Live Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avery Island Salt Dome (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Rock Salt Mine (approx. ¼ mile away); McIlhenny (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bamboo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sunken Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bird City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boat House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avery Island.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Avery Island Jungle Garden driving tour.
 
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June 6, 2018
3. Bayou Petite Anse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2018.
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