Posted by: kwashnak
N 32° 23.627 W 091° 02.852
15S E 683643 N 3585761
Quick Description: Near Duck Port Road on Thomastown Road, NE of Tallulah, GA
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2010 8:46:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM9R7T
On March 31, 1863 ground was broken for the Duckport Canal. This canal connected Duckport Landing on the Mississippi River with Walnut Bayou. By utilizing this canal, Gen. U.S. Grant hoped to open a navigable route to New Carthage via Walnut and Roundaway Bayous. The tug "Victor" reached New Carthage. A number of barges and two of the dredges were trapped in the waterway when a phenomenal drop in the stage of the Mississippi River forced abandonment of the canal.
Marker Name: Duckport Canal
Marker Type: Roadside
What does marker relate to?: Battle (war)
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Year Erected or Date Dedicated: Not listed
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