Thursday, December 2, 2021

Maritime Museum Readies for the Holidays

 The holiday lights are going up at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville as the facility ramps up holiday celebrations with dozens of decorated trees, boats, and .... alligators?

Volunteers were out Thursday setting up the Christmas trees, and participating businesses, individuals and groups came and decked out each tree with its own unique array of ornaments.

Even a couple of sailboats were parked out front with lights strung from the masts. So the celebration of holiday lights will be well represented down at the museum and research center, along with its boat-building activities throughout the year. 

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Even the sailboats are being decorated with holiday lights 


 The rows of community-decorated trees 

And, of course, the town rooster is represented. In fact, he may be seen hopping around town from yard to yard (since he's available for nightly rentals)

The boats all decked out in lights (literally)

Alligators with Santa hats
The unique baby cradle built to look like a boat


See also:

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum 

Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Restored 

Maritime Museum Unveils New Jahncke Shipyard Model