3.22.2009

Forts on the Lower Mississippi

The Times-Picayune highlights an effort to turn two ancient forts in Plaquemines Parish near the mouth of the Mississippi into a national park.

I've visited Fort Jackson on the West Bank side, and I've attempted (unsuccessfully) to find Fort St. Philip on the East Bank side.  Fort Jackson, erected in the 1820s and still closed from Katrina damage, was eerie, but fascinating in its half ruinous state.