Pointe aux Herbes Lighthouse, Pointe aux Herbes, South of New Orleans, Louisiana
Built in 1878.
POINTE AUX HERBES LIGHT
Location: SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE PONCHARTRAIN, NEAR POINT AUX HERBES, LOUISIANA
Station Established: 1875
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1875
Foundation Materials: UNKNOWN
Construction Materials: UNKNOWN
Tower Shape: LANTERN ON SQUARE DWELLING
Markings/Pattern: BLACK LANTERN ON WHITE SQUARE DWELLING ON FIVE PIERS
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL
- The Point Aux Herbes Light was built to replace the Bayou Bonfouca Light which was destroyed during the Civil War.
- The light was deactivated after World War II.
- Vandals burned down the light in 1950’s.
Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.