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Monkey Island Ferry

Photo 

Site of ferry landing, looking from Cameron toward Monkey Island

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284580

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Description 

In 1993, I took the ferry from Cameron over to Monkey Island. After passing a few buildings on Louisiana Highway 1141 on the island, at the Calcasieu River, I photographed dolphins swimming to stay in place while the tidal current brought food to them.

I didn't photograph the little ferry, later destroyed, with all structures on the island, by Hurricane Rita, in 2005.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Ferry carrying La Hwy 1141 across Calcasieu Pass
Location
Cameron, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005
Design
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.79664, -93.32998   (decimal degrees)
29°47'48" N, 93°19'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/468109/3296297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cameron
Inventory number
BH 61140 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Destroyed by storm"
  • May 31, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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