Fundraiser planned for historic lighthouse in Madisonville, Louisiana

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0000073679-ACT

The historic lighthouse may just be a beautiful sight now, but it once served as a travel guide to many boaters and steamers that provided wood and bricks to the New Orleans area. The lighthouse keeper and their family would reside in the keeper's cottage as they tended to the lighthouse duties, greeted visitors, and welcomed home the residents of the area. 

The original lighthouse that was build in the early 1800's was damaged by cannon fire during the Civil War and rebuilt in the mid 1800's using some original debris gathered from the rubbish. In the 1930's, the lighthouse became automatic, and the lighthouse keeper's position had retired. 

Today the lighthouse is under the maintenance and care of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Unfortunately, the road is no longer accessible due to Huricane Betsy washing it away and there are closures due to recent vandelism. Concern has risen regarding the erosion that is washing away the land that the lighthouse sits upon. 

With grants and fundraisers, the Tchefuncte River Alliance is able to make much needed repairs to help save the lighthouse and prevent it from washing away into the Lake. The Tchefuncte River Foundation invites everyone to come and support/donate to help save this historic treasure. On August 2nd, 2014 7pm - 11pm, The inaugural gala, The Tchefunte Tribute, Lighting the Way for the Water we Love, will be helpd at the Castine Center in mandeville - enjoy awesome music and food that will be provided by 20 northshore restaurants. Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $800 for reserved table of 8. 50% of proceeds are going to the lighthouse. For tickets call 985-845-9200. 

The lighthouse is a symbol of the town's history, come help support and boost awareness to save our history! 

 

Looking to sell, invest, or buy real estate? www.thewilliamsteam.com 

Posted by

We hope you enjoyed our blog post! 

Read more blogs from The Williams Team

the williams team keller williams homes for sale louisiana

When you're looking for a real estate team - choose The Williams Team of Keller Williams Realty Services. We have quickly become one of the Southeast Louisiana's Top Real Estate teams who value open and honest communication above all else. The Local Advantage - Take advantage of a broad spectrum of technologies and tools to support the sale of your home from start to close. Choosing us means that you are choosing local and community EXPERTS!

Helping our community fulfill their real estate dreams! Are you or someone you know looking to buy, sell, or invest in Real Estate? Call, Text, or E-mail us! 

www.thewilliamsteam.com / 985.727.7168 / 985.796.7169 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Improvement
Location:
Louisiana St Tammany Parish Madisonville
Tags:
madisonville
homes for sale louisiana
louis williams
the williams teams

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
250,486

The Williams Team

985.727.7168 www.TheWilliamsTeam.com
Ask Me A Question!
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention