Port Fourchon, Louisiana: 16-Foot-Tall Mermaid and Oil Rig

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Fourchon Operations Center

Address:
108 A O Rappelet Rd, Port Fourchon, LA
Directions:
Fourchon Operations Center. From US-90 in Raceland exit onto LA-1. Drive south for 50 miles. The mermaid statue is on the right, in front of the tall radio tower.
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16-Foot-Tall Mermaid and Oil Rig

Big and blue. A unique sculptural mashup of waterlogged feminine mythology and Gulf of Mexico oil drilling.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/10/2020]

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16-Foot-Tall Mermaid.

Mermaid Statue

I visited the Lady of the Gulf in July. I wonder if it survived hurricane Ida in August.

[signmanjoe, 10/25/2021]

This official statue, unveiled in 2017 as a memorial to a Gulf oil rig disaster, should have been built strong enough to survive a hurricane. We hope.


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