New Calendar of Events!

Just letting you all know that the Plaquemine Lock’s calendar of events for July 2010 through June 2011 is now posted on our Calendar of Events page.

Don’t forget that Saturday May 22 from 6-9 pm we will be hosting Music on the River! This year we will be featuring Unfinished Business, a local band from Plaquemine. Be sure to bring your own chairs, blankets, coolers, and refreshments for this event.

We hope to see you soon!

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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Links/ Phone Numbers

These are links and phone numbers to find out information about the oil spill and its impact on the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coasts, as well as a listing of phone numbers to report problems and discuss damage claims.

Phone Numbers

To report oiled or injured wildlife, call 1-866-557-1401.

To discuss spill related damage claims, call 1-800-440-0858

To report oil on land, or for general community and volunteer information, call 1-866-448-5816


L.S.U. Earth Scan Laboratory

Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries

*All above information found through The Advocate.

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New Page Entry

There have been more bird tails spotted at the Lock by the Novice Birder! Check out her page and see what new birds have been spotted.

What kinds of birds have you been seeing lately? Please share a response below =).

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Clean the Lock!

On Saturday April 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., help us with our Spring-cleaning! Volunteers will be asked to aid the site staff in clean up around the Lock’s Historic Boat Pavilion.

Please be sure to wear old clothes, gloves, and bring a spare broom if you can.

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Pics from Irishtown Archaeological Survey

Archaeology is great for all ages!

Getting our hands dirty while screening for some artifacts.

We're a stylish crew.

Archaeology Gothic

It was so great to have help from people of the Plaquemine community, like Cassie and Andrew, and learn about their city's history.

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Archaeology at the Lock!

The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site invites the public to come out to the site to view an archaeological survey and learn about the practice of archaeology.

            The survey will be conducted on Fri., April 9, and Sat., April 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the site’s grounds. This is a collaborative effort by southeast regional archaeologist Dr. Rob Mann, the site’s interpretive ranger Kathleen Mocklin, the City of Plaquemine, and volunteers from the Louisiana Archaeological Society. In this survey, they will explore the areas where the community of Irishtown had once lived. They hope to find some remnants that will shed further light on this passed community. 


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Happy Birthday Plaquemine Lock!

April is a time for celebration not only for tasty crawfish and Easter candy, but for the Plaquemine Lock’s birthday! This year the Lock turns 101! 

Yowza! Happy birthday indeed. 

Opening Day in April of 1909. Photo courtesy of Tony Fama.

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