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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447

This museum covers the maritime history of Lake Pontchartrain, the lower Mississippi River Valley, and Louisiana's Gulf Coast. One exhibit features a life-size model of The Pioneer, an experimental submarine developed during the Civil War. Other exhibits cover the canals of New Orleans, Louisiana boatbuilding and the steamboat era. Programs include construction of underwater robots and restoration of the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse.