Mexican Gulf

The road was chartered in 1837 to connect New Orleans with the Isle of Pitre at the entrance to Lake Borgne, a deep water site 79 miles southeast of the city. This would allow ocean shipping to use New Orleans without having to deal with the Mississippi River's shifting sand bars and shallows. The road had only progressed the 28 miles to Proctorville when it ran out of money. The road provided no value to either side during the war.
Black's Number 93 (map) (map)
Track 28 miles of 5 foot gauge of strap iron of 48# weight
Locomotives 3
Cars Unknown
Stations 6
Officers Manager
Significant Documents
NP, NODC 1-1-61
NA, SWR 11-28-61
ORN Series 2, Vol. 1, Page 653
NA, SWR 12-xx-61
NP, NOTP 1-1A-62
NP, NOTP 1-28-62
NP, NODC 3-17-62
ORN Series 2, Vol. 1, Page 694