New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Friday, October 20, 2017
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1830's - 1950's~~The New Basin Canal

 

The New Basin Canal, which terminated near the present-day site of the Union Passenger Terminal and followed the route now taken by the Pontchartrain Expressway, served as the city's link to the Lake from the 1830s until the 1950s.

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