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The Beauty of the Louisiana Barrier Islands

September 23, 2014

On September 12, I had the opportunity to travel to Raccoon Island, one of the remaining barrier islands outside of Terrebonne Bay. Raccoon Island was once part of the 25-mile-long barrier island chain called Isles Dernieres or Last Islands. Prior to the Last Island Hurricane of August 10, 1856, Isles Dernieres was a famous resort destination. When the Last Island Hurricane hit, more than 200 people perished in the storm, and the island was left void of vegetation. The hurricane split the island into five smaller islands called East, Trinity, Whiskey, Raccoon and Wine Islands. – See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2014/09/23/the-beauty-of-the-louisiana-barrier-islands/#sthash.b8kNtIcU.dpuf