1861Bayou St. John's Port, Lake Port (West End), and Port Pontchartrain (Milneburg Port) become part of the Port
of New Orleans
No. 125.] AN ACT To define the Limits of the Port of New Orleans, and for other purposes. The Congress
of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the port of New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, shall embrace and
include all the waters, inlets and shores on both sides of the river Mississippi, within the whole parish of Orleans, that
part of the parish of Jefferson on the right bank of the said river to the upper line of the Destrehans canal, and that portion
of the said parish of Jefferson on the left bank of the Mississippi river to the upper limits of the town or faubourg of Hurtsville.
That the ports of delivery known as bayou St. John's, Lake Port, and Port Pontchartrain, and the customs officers authorized
therefor, be and the same are hereby abolished and discontinued, and all the waters, inlets and shores embraced within the
limits of said ports be added to and included in the port of New Orleans. APPROVED May 14, 1861. ----- Acts and Resolutions
of the Second Session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States, Held at Montgomery, Ala.