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what is the coordinates of where freeport sulphur use to be on garden island bay??? what is the name of the pass they were on, southwest or south pass?? worked there in 1966- 68, just curious!!! cant find it on any map!!! just looking back on the past!!! memories you know as you get older!!
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+capt paul??
remember driving to venice from thibodaux to catch the crew boat at 7am monday morning in my 1958 ford!!! worked 4 on and 3 off, monday thru thursday, was pretty good!!! fridays , saturdays and sundays off every week!!! long drive but worth it until i got jacked bigtime, but thats another story!!!
capt paul!
just got off maptech online and u were absolutly 100% correct, like u didnt know that already!! found out exactly where i use to work back like in 1966 and 1967!! it showed the water tower and all the people buildings where i slept at and all the other buildings too!!! it was real cool actually seeing it on a map!! i actually worked in port sulphur for a couple years b4 i transfered to garden island bay!! i got some goose bumps while looking at the map!! guess that comes with age and memories??? thanks so much!!
capt paul!
thanks a lot for the info and yes it brings back them memories!! merry christmas to you and family!!!
Freeport in the Pass a Loutre WMA area
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~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Abeastandasavage ~

Ah, memories! I know exactly what you mean. They are the treasures of the mind.

I have some info for you about the Freeport operation in that area.

According to “A History of the Louisiana Sulphur Industry”, by Donia Byrnes
“The Freeport mine site at Garden Island Bay near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish was a semi-marine operation. Drilling rigs were mounted on barges, and they worked in the canals that were constantly being cut to reach the mine sites. Garden Island Bay had to be built to withstand hurricane winds and high water. In addition to the forests of piles on which the power plant rests, its foundation is a steel and concrete mat topped by 16-foot-high concrete cells, which support the main floor on which the equipment is installed.
Because Garden Island Bay is 20 miles beyond the end of the nearest road, all construction materials had to be transported by water. Since there was a lack of firm ground for storage, sulphur ore was towed, still molten, in specially designed insulated barges to vat sites about 70 miles away in Port Sulphur. This mine site was completed in 1953 and cost $14 million to design and build. It is the third largest sulphur mine in the United States and is still in operation.”

The site is between South Pass and Pass a Loutre. It is mostly in the Pass a Loutre Wild Life Management Area. Dennis Pass, Johnson Pass, Loomis Pass and Cardo Pass wind their way through most of the oil gas and Sulphur platforms in the area.

The large fresh water reservoir impoundment is between Cardo and Dennis Passes beginning where Cardo Pass branches off from Dennis Pass. This water was used as superheated steam and pumped into the under ground / water Sulphur deposits to melt the minerals which was then pumped to the surface.

The main equipment and some of the people facilities for this operation was located on Dennis Pass just across from the impoundment at or about 29° 05.525’N latitude ~ 089°11.586’W longitude.

The center of the large reservoir is at or about 29° 05.180’N ~ 89°12.300’W.

The Pass a Loutre WMA Headquarters in the nearby area by the junction of Dennis and Johnson passes. It is at or about 29° 07.117N ~ 089°12.399’W.

Hope this helps in keeping those memories going.

Merry Christmas
Glad to help you on your trip
Glad I was able to help you on your trip down memory lane.
Keep safe.
Captain Paul
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