horrific wrath of
the two recent hurricanes.
Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was working through the National Historic
Lighthouse Preservation Act to obtain ownership of the historic structure
when the storms wreaked unprecedented havoc on the Gulf region. Presently,
the United States Coast Guard remains the owner of the lighthouse.
Lighthouse leaders from around the country, led by Kathy Fleming of St.
Augustine Lighthouse in
are working feverishly to find a solution to stabilize New Canal Lighthouse.
action is needed NOW! The lighthouse community must come together to voice
their concern for this historic structure and help the Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation, St. Augustine Lighthouse and other lighthouse leaders
around the country through federal advocacy before its too late. The
situation is so dire that tomorrow could even be too late. The American
Lighthouse Foundation strongly supports the effort to save New Canal
Lighthouse and is committed to assisting the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Foundation and the national lighthouse community wherever possible.
photos of New Canal Lighthouse have been provided
in the PDF file below
Rheams, Deputy Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation...the
photos foretell a tragedy hanging in the balance if the lighthouse community
does not act TODAY!