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

The Point

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2020
1. The Point Marker
Inscription.  
Across from you is the end of a narrow peninsula that has been used for years as a popular fishing spot. It extends out from the West End Park. Called "The Point" it was created in the 1920's as a bulkhead and was not accessible to cars. In the 1950's a road was extended out to the end of the breakwater, and the roadway was given the name Breakwater Drive.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 1.632′ N, 90° 6.799′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Drive half a mile north of Robert E. Lee Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8001 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans LA 70124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Pontchartrain and the Pontchartrain Basin (here, next to this marker); Southern Yacht Club (a few steps from this marker); Lakefront "Seawall" (a few steps from this marker); New Basin Canal
The Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2020
2. The Point Marker
(a few steps from 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. Located on the grounds of the New Canal Lighthouse. 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 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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