The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum invites visitors to an all-new exhibit called Razzle Dazzle on loan from the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.
Currently open every weekend — Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. — the museum invites visitors to see the creative way WWI Navy ships used abstract colors and patterns to confuse German submarines through photographs and artwork featuring "The First Dazzlers," "The Unseen Menace," and more.
Museum Executive Director Jim MacPherson said the museum acquired this exhibit with sponsorship by Page & Jones and additional support from the Lake Pontchartrain Sail & Power Squadron.
"This exhibit ties together with our Jahncke Shipyard Exhibit and diorama, as well as our Merchant Marine Exhibit,” he said.
Page & Jones, a logistics services company founded in 1892, managed the Bayou Teche after its launching until she was decommissioned after WWI. The launching of the Bayou Teche in its Razzle Dazzle trim is a major component of the Jahncke Shipyard Diorama at the museum.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is located on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville at 133 Mabel Drive.