Southern Yacht Club
Located across the New Basin Canal before you is the second oldest yacht club in the country. It moved from Pass Christian, MS onto the site across from the New Canal Lighthouse. The club built a beautiful facility in 1879 that blocked the New Canal Lighthouse's light. The Lighthouse Board rebuilt the New Canal Lighthouse in 1890 in the taller wedding cake form that stood until Hurricane Katrina took it down in 2005.
SYC Clubhouse- *In 1899 a new and larger clubhouse replaced the clubhouse built in 1879. * The 1920's brought expansion and renovation to the old structure. In 1949 the clubhouse had deteriorated and was replace by a modern structure. In 2005 the 1949 structure was destroyed by fire during Hurricane Katrina. The 4th SYC that you see today was built in 2009 in anticipation of the 160th Anniversary of the Southern Yacht Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 1.628′ N, 90° 6.805′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Point (a few steps from this marker); Lake Pontchartrain and the Pontchartrain Basin (a few steps from this marker); New Basin Canal (a few steps from this marker); Lakefront "Seawall" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake Pontchartrain (approx. 0.7 miles away); 17th Street Canal Floodwall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort St. John (approx. 1.8 miles away); Beatles Only Concert Performance in Louisiana (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. The lighthouse grounds are free to walk and enjoy. The current 2020 Lighthouse is a museum, and a fee is charged for entry.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.