Fort Proctor

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Fort Proctor can be seen in the distance from Shell Beach. It is accessible only by boat and still guarded by a wall of shells. When it was built and even in fairly recent time, the castle-like structure was on land. With climate change, Lake Borne has slowly pushed the fort out of reach of feet.

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Right before the civil war, the fort was built so New Orleans could protect the waterways. Before it was used a hurricane damaged the structure and then the civil war erupted so no one had time to fix it.

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Depending on current and canal traffic, it is between a 10 and 30 minute paddle. You can explore the inside if you don’t mind being waist deep in water.

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