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Name: Bayou Bonfouca Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Slidell, Louisiana, United States

Location: Northern Lake Ponchartrain


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
This lighthouse burned down by Confederate forces in 1862. It was replaced by Point Aux Herbes Light across the lake.

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Description of Tower: Two-story dwelling with 12-foot tower on roof.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1848

Date Deactivated: 1862

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: John Wadsworth (1848), Vincenzo Scorza (1848-1862, captured by Confederate forces in 1862, later escaped from Camp Moore).

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