Pass a l'Outre
This photo was taken in
several months before
lighthouse is in a very isolated place in the mouth of the
Mississippi. There was once a keepers house here. I hate
to think how hot, muggy and buggy it would be in these swamps in the
summertime. According to David Cipra's book "Lighthouses,
Lightships and the Gulf of Mexico", when this lighthouse was
discontinued in 1930, its light was less than three quarters of it's
original height because of settling in the Mississippi River mud.
We shot the "A" photo from a seaplane we chartered
out of Houma, LA. in 1995.
We also flew over it in June of 2005 and looked much the same.
This photo by Plaquemine Parish Historian,
shows the condition of this lighthouse since Katrina.
This is surely on the Doomsday List and probably will not be