Pass Manchac Lighthouse

Pass Manchac Lighthouse
12:05 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Isaac knocks over Tangipahoa lighthouse

A 175-year-old lighthouse that stood at Pass Manchac was knocked over by Hurricane Isaac's strong surge.

WWL-TV reports that the landmark in Tangipahoa Parish now lies crumbled in the water. The Pass Manchac Lighthouse was erected at a pass connecting lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain.

Al Dranguet, a professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University, said the lighthouse was a beacon of safety for many generations.

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