In 1931, the Orleans Levee Board began construction of Lakefront Airport on 300 acres of reclaimed lake bottom, which was protected by a vertical-type seawall.
Lake Front Airport Today
Endured 28 Hurricanes: Unnamed: June16, 1934, Unnamed: August 15, 1938, Unnamed: August 7, 1940, Unnamed: September 19, 1947, Unnamed: September 4, 1948, Unnamed: September 24, 1956, Flossy, Audrey, Hilda, Betsy, Camile, Edith, Carmen, Babe, Bob, Danny, Juan, Florence, Andrew, Danny, Lill, Cindy, Katrina, Rita, Humberto, Gustav, Ike and Isac.
Dredge don’t Divert! I could say more, but why?