Lakefront 1890's Lighthouse
The Gray Line Katrina/City Tour takes visitors to Lake Pontchartain and a visit to the New Canal Basin Lighthouse. It includes a tour of the Lighthouse and a view of the world's longest bridge over water. The Lighthouse was built in the 1890's and served the city and the lake continuously. In August 2005, the Lighthouse was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It was rebuilt by the community and stands tall and proud today.