Bayou Petite Anse

Bayou Petite Anse (HM289L)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.818', W 91° 54.56'

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Petite Anse actually means "Little Cove"'' in Louisiana French.
This particular bayou runs along the west side of Avery
Island before flowing south into Vermilion Bay and the Gulf
of Mexico (through the Avery Canal). In the 19th century
schooners regularly ascended the bayou to pick up loads of
salt and sugar to transport to New Orleans or other ports as
far away as New York.
In November of 1862, Union gunboats and a transport ship
of infantrymen steamed up Bayou Petite Anse to capture
Avery Island's salt mines. This amphibious assault failed, bu
Union troops did manage to capture Avery Island by land
six months later. Bayou Petite Anse is still used today by
recreational and commercial boaters seeking access to the
Intracoastal Waterway and Vermilion Bay. (Marker Number 2.)
HM NumberHM289L
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 605286 N 3309715
Decimal Degrees29.91363333, -91.90933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.818', W 91° 54.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 49.08" N, 91° 54' 33.6" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6164 Avery Island Rd, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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