Lake Pontchartrain Historical

Lake Pontchartrain Historical (HM1VKP)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70124 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 1.699', W 90° 6.091'

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English SideTraveled on by Iberville, 1699 and named for French Minister of Marine. Indians called it Okwa-ta, wide water. First port of embarkation was at site where Bayou St. John flows from this lake. It was first water travel route to the City of New Orleans.French SideLac PontchartrainIberville y passa en 1699 et la nomma en l'honneur du ministre de la Marine. Les Indiens l'appelalent Okwa-ta, "vaste plan d'eau". Le premier port d'embarquement se trouvait à l'embouchure du Bayou Saint-Jean qui fut la première voie d'eau reliant le lac à la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Department of Commerce and Industry
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 779532 N 3325463
Decimal Degrees30.02831667, -90.10151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 1.699', W 90° 6.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 1' 41.94" N, 90° 6' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans LA 70124, US
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