Lighthouse Bricks and Benches

Tributes and Memorials

Buy a New Canal Lighthouse Brick or Bench Today!

Lighthouse Brick Campaign

Reserve your brick or bench to help support the New Canal Lighthouse, a beacon of hope and safety for New Orleans for over 100 years, and become a part of history.

The New Canal Lighthouse at West End along Lakeshore Drive was severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.  The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has rebuilt the Lighthouse, and it now houses a museum and education center that offers to the public environmental and historical programs focusing on the ecology of the Pontchartrain Basin, the history of the New Orleans region, and the history of the Lighthouse.

Now you can help support this historic icon by purchasing a personalized Lighthouse Brick or Bench for yourself or as a gift.

Brick Purchase Details

Bricks come in three price levels listed below. You may list your name, the name of a loved one, friend, old boat, camp, pet club, the date, etc. It’s up to you!

Everyone purchasing a brick will receive a commemorative certificate recognizing you as a Lighthouse supporter. When you purchase a brick as a gift, your recipient will also receive a commemorative brick certificate.

 

 

Bricks are installed in groups every few months. We will notify you when your brick is installed and show you where it’s located on the site when you come to visit.

All bricks have a maximum of 18 characters on each line. Each space and all punctuation counts as a character. (Please note that exceeding 18 characters per line may delay the processing of your brick order.)  Please include inscription and/or notification information in the Brick/Bench Order Notes field of the donation form.

Purchase a brick online now or complete this form and send via mail to

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Attn: Kate Wilson
P.O. Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009-6965

If you have any questions, please reach out to donate@saveourlake.org.

Bench Purchase Details

Memorial benches provide a place to reflect and remember a loved one. Our lighthouse grounds are a sacred place to feel the breeze and watch the boats pass along Lake Pontchartrain. They are a respite for school children to have lunch during a field trip to learn about our relationship with water or for a tired museum patron to enjoy the calm. They are a meeting place for friends reconnecting during a Coast Guard retirement ceremony, or a place of joy to watch a wedding at the New Canal Lighthouse.

 

We have a limited number of benches with plaques available for inscription on the grounds available for sponsorship and personalization to honor a loved one or to celebrate in the beauty that is the lake. Benches are available for a donation of $2,500 through this link. Please include your inscription and notification details in the Brick/Bench Order Notes field on the donation form.  If you would prefer to send by mail, please send a check and your contact details to

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Attn: Benches
PO Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009-6865

If you have any questions, please reach out to donate@saveourlake.org.

 

To purchase your brick or bench in person, stop by the New Canal Lighthouse Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm.