Lighthouse Art
Lighthouse Art

Lighthouses are built in Harm's Way

 

Hurricanes do terrible damage to lighthouses. I know that lives are of far more value than lighthouses. Still I can't help but wonder how Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the other lighthouses on the East Coat will be impacted by Hurricane Florence. It goes without saying that lighthouses are high risk real estate. The sole purpose of a lighthouse is to save lives in dangerous places. 

 

I thought about this while finishing this article on New Canal Lighthouse in New Orleans. It was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

 

I visited the New Canal Lighthouse during an overnight stay in New Orleans. I realize the typical tourist in New Orleans doesn’t visit a lighthouse but I was surprised when the Concierge had no knowledge of any Lighthouses in the area. In fact there were two-New Canal and Port Pontchartrain. 

 

Undaunted I used GPS to find the lighthouse. I arrived a few hours before the lighthouse opened. 

 

The New Canal Lighthouse resembles a house. The rebuilt lighthouse sits atop pilings to prevent storm surges like the one caused by Hurricane Katrina. The lighthouse was restored by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation in 2012. 

 

 

Explore Lighthouses

 

 

 

How to Find Us

Elaine Marie Austin
PO Box 279

New York, New York 10018

Phone: 9542812894
Email: elainemarieartist@gmail.com

 

Visit SplashandColor.com

 

Explore Lighthouses

Recommend this page on: