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Cameron Ferry

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Description 

This ferry was established in 1953 when LA Highway 27 (numbered as LA 104 prior to 1955) was re-routed to its current location around the north side of Monkey Island.

Prior to this, the highway traveled straight through the island, requiring two ferries to reach Cameron from the west. The first was the original Cameron Ferry established in 1930, which became the Monkey Island Ferry. The second was located closer to the Gulf of Mexico and had operated since the late 1930s when the Calcasieu Ship Channel was dredged across the sharp bend in Calcasieu Pass, creating Monkey Island.

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across Calcasieu Pass (Calcasieu Ship Channel) on LA 27
Location
Cameron, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Established 1953
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
Cameron-Holly Beach Ferry
Cameron Ferry No. 2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.80381, -93.34698   (decimal degrees)
29°48'14" N, 93°20'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/466469/3297096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cameron
Inventory number
BH 53574 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1953 (333)
Built during 1950s (3,894)
Cameron Parish, Louisiana (8)
Cameron, Louisiana (3)
Ferry (191)
Have street view (27,643)
Louisiana (718)
Open (40,223)
Owned by state (16,218)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2021: Updated by Roger Collins: Added historical info to description.
  • May 19, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • September 20, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared

Comments 

Cameron Ferry
Posted September 20, 2012, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Years ago, my wife and I were waiting for the ferry. It was a cool night. We had just missed the previous trip and someone said bout 45 minutes for the turnaround. We decided to kill the car and let the windows down..... Bad idea! In about two minutes our car looked like the mosquito tent from the DEEP WOODS OFF commercial. Wonder we didn't die from West Nile. The plan was to stay in Lake Charles that night. We were nearly back to Holly Beach driving with the windows down to get the mosquitoes out. We finally went west and stayed in Nederland TX!