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A BOAT RIDE DOWN AND AROUND THE CANE …

Brought To You By Jack Brittain

Recently, our Publisher, Dan “Dief” Diefenderfer, was privileged to hop a ride on one of Central Louisiana’s favorite waterways, the amazing Cane River, which wanders lovingly right through Downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase! Here are some photos of this fun afternoon adventure and a bit of history of the “lake!” A special shoutout and thanks to our longtime friend, Jack Brittain, the tour guide for this outing!

FROM JACK …

Cane River Lake is a 35 mile meandering oxbow lake formed from a segment of Red River in Natchitoches Parish, LA. It runs through the city of Natchitoches and the famous National Historic District and is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area which offers famous well-known plantation homes and other beautiful sites in and around us.

It is dammed on both ends with a spillway at the south dam that keeps the “Cane” generally level and calm. This allows for excellent recreation, fishing, homes, camps, etc. Numerous lovely homes line both sides of Cane River. It is a very romantic setting, one with which you will fall in love!!!

 

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