In the 1930's the Orleans Levee Board completed a levee protection and land development project along Lake Pontchartrain's south shore. A stepped seawall was built and behind it 2000 acres of land were filled in with soil dredged from the lake. The new land stretched to today's Robert E. Lee Blvd. Today the seawall has sunk and 19 foot levees across Lakeshore Dr. protect the city from Lake Pontchartrain storm surge.
Looking east from Bay 95E. showing difference of wave action against vertical steel sheet piling as against wave action on completed step section. Feb. 9th 1931, High N.W. wind. Gage 21.80
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 1.625′ N, 90° 6.79′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Drive, half a mile south of Robert E. Lee Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. 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
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 18, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.