Cheniere Caminada and the Hurricane of 1893

by Donald W. Davis, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


The author reflects on the 1893 hurricane that totally destroyed Cheniere Caminada (the northern Gulf of Mexico's coast).The deltaic processes that characterize the Barataria-Terrebonne estuary system are outlined; detailed demographic information on the population, and the island's economic base are presented.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Gulfs | Developing countries | Coastal processes | Population projection | Economic factors | Estuaries | Geohazards | Gulf of Mexico | Louisiana | United States

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