New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Sunday, March 26, 2017
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1600s

French explorer Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (March 26 - 30) enters the waterway, which his men name the d'Iberville River (later to be renamed Bayou Manchac)...
 


1699 - Iberville names Lake Pontchartrain

French explorer Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (March 26 - 30) enters the waterway, which his men name the d'Iberville River (later to be renamed Bayou Manchac). With rough portages and log jams to encountered, the small group eventually reaches a lake which d'Iberville names 'Lake Maurapas' and then on to a large lake which d'Iberville names 'Lake Pontchartrain' after the current French Minister of Marine, Louis Pontchartrain. Source: Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville--Discoverer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

1699 - Iberville names Lake Pontchartrain