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Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site

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Facility:Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site
Description:As a distributary of the Mississippi River and a route to the heartland of Louisiana through the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Plaquemine was used as a navigable artery centuries before the age of European exploration. From the early 1700s, Bayou Plaquemine served as a commercial transport route, promoting settlement and economic prosperity in southwest and northern Louisiana via the Atchafalaya, Red and other rivers.

The Plaquemine Lock was designed by Colonel George W. Goethals (1858-1928), the assistant to the chief engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Goethals later gained distinction as chairman and chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the design and construction of the Panama Canal.

When completed in 1909, the lock was significant for having the highest fresh water lift of any lock in the world - 51 feet - and a unique engineering design that utilized a gravity flow principle.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:57730 Main Street
Address 2:
City:Plaquemine
State/Province:LA
Zip Code:70764
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are offered daily.
Admission:$2 per person; free for seniors (62 and over) and for children age 12 and under. Groups are asked to call in advance.

Telephone:(877) 987-7158
Website:http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iPlaqlock.aspx
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