OWNER & ACCESS
Even after the New Canal Light Station was discontinued, the site operated as an active Coast Guard rescue station until 2001. Though the station had survived over a century of harsh weather, in 2005 it was partially destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2006, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation entered into a collaboration with the Coast Guard to repair the damaged lighthouse. It was taken apart and the scraps were put into storage. Reconstruction of the lighthouse began in 2012 and was completed in 2013. The replica of the lighthouse is open to visitors, and more information can be found here. The New Canal Light Station has its own USLHS entry, which can be found here.