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Webcam

To view our live webcam overlooking the back of the museum, please click this link: Maritime Museum Webcam This webcam has been set up by a group of students from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

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Boat Building

The Maritime Museum Boat Building Program helps students build traditional Louisiana designs under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. Lake skiffs, pirogues, and bateaux are constructed as part of three semesters annually, and several shorter classes offered periodically. Our regular boat building classes are every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm, excluding most holidays. …

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Students at Pontchartrain Elementary "Paint-A-Pirogue".

Field Trips & Outreach

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum offers more than just a “three hour tour.” Students participate in exciting, hands-on activities where they can feel the wind in their sails, learn nautical knot tying, or learn about Lake Pontchartrain Basin flora and fauna! Field Trips Rate (minimum 15 students): Students & Chaperones- $5 each If you …

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Aquatic Robotics

2014 Aquatic Robotics Camp 1 Week Sessions: June 9-13, June 23-27, and July 7-11 Download the 2014 Aquatic Robotics Summer Camp Registration Form Looking for an exciting, unique summer camp experience for your child? Well, then, look no further! The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum will once again offer three weeks of hands-on educational fun …

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The Tchefuncte River Lighthouse sits on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in Madisonville, LA.

Oral History Collection

These oral histories were collected by students at Southeastern Louisiana University.  In 2005, the students were tasked with collecting oral histories concerning the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.  The 2012 oral histories relate to the history of the Wooden Boat Festival.  Please enjoy the audio and transcripts below.  For further research, contact us. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Oral …

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Docked tugboat "Claribel"

Jahncke Photograph Collection

Dating from 1901-1919, this photograph collection primarily relates to the Jahncke Shipbuilding Corporation in Madisonville,Louisiana.  The Jahncke Shipyard began operations just before World War I in 1917 and closed around 1970.  Shipyard workers built, operated, and repaired boats and dredges.  During World War I, Jahncke Shipyard employed about 2,200 men who built large wooden ships …

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