Among the tremendous losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina was an old lighthouse that stood for more than a century at the tip of Louisiana's most remote barrier island chain. On the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, the 110-year-old Chandeleur Light folded to the sea after serving as a beacon for generations of boaters, anglers, campers, scientists, historians and naturalists.

To many people in the northern Gulf, the light held a particular significance. For some, it was a recreational icon, to others, a reference point for coastal land loss.

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program is soliciting photos of the Chandeleur Island Light for an historical archive.

If you are interested in participating, send your duplicate images (print or digital) by either postal mail or e-mail to the following address:

Rex Caffey
Associate Professor and Director
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
Rm 179 Ag, Administration Bldg.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
rcaffey@agctr.lsu.edu

In the body of your letter/message please provide your full name and contact information as well as any additional information regarding the photo (date of photo, name of photographer, additional details about the image and trip).

Sea Grant cannot pay for or return submissions; however, full credit will be cited for any photos selected for use in the archive. Sea Grant's ultimate goal is to develop a short documentary that will feature images of the structure along with oral narrative from a variety of perspectives.