New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Friday, October 20, 2017
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1700s - Old Basin (Carondelet) Canal

 

The "Old" Basin Canal built in the late 18th century by Governor Carondelet to link the city to the Lake. Originally called the Carondelet Canal. Mules pulled barges filled with people to the Lake.

Source: New Orleans Public Library--Crescent City Memory Collection