the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Louisiana

13.8 miles (22.3 km) ESE of Port Fourchon, Lafourche, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 29°S 90°E

Quality: good

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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Shipboard GPS showing location and time #6: Depth below keel at Confluence

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  29°N 90°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: View North

(visited by Benjamin Fuselier and Brian Busby)

26-Dec-2013 -- Sailed once again to N29° W090°, the nearest degree confluence to my home port, in hopes this time of capturing superior photographs to my previous visit. It had been nearly two years since my last appearance here. Aboard the MV JUAN C this time and instead of merely passing through the point while making way, we were able to maneuver in Dynamic Positioning Mode to the exact degree confluence, whereby we positioned the vessel's GPS receiver antenna exactly upon it, at 21h 02m 54s UTC, or 3:02 p.m. local time.

The weather afforded us no detriment, with light winds from the NNE and a sea of 2 to 3 feet. With no nearby traffic in the area we were able to command our camera in the daylight to the four principal directions.

I was pleased to discover that at this location I still had wireless phone signal, although minimal.

Measuring upon my chart, this position is just north of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, an economic hub and a secure zone. Future visitors should consult all local maritime regulations if preparing a visit to this confluence.

In all, the trip to the confluence and back took a toll of 4 hours from Port Fourchon, La., which is just barely visible in a zoomed westerly photograph we are attaching to this visit, along with yet another image of the vessel's depthfinder graphical display, and of our primary navigation GPS receiver unit display.

 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Shipboard GPS showing location and time
#6: Depth below keel at Confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page
In the Gulf of Mexico, with no view of land, but with oil rigs all around.