This is a drawing showing the planned Trade Winds Hotel, which was being constructed for the St. Charles Hotel in 1856. The hotel was to be constructed on Isle Derniere (Last Island), a barrier island south of New Orleans just west of the mouth of Bayou Lafourche. On August 10, 1856, a great hurricane hit south Louisiana and over 200 people died at Last Island and the Island was cut in half. The Trade Winds Hotel would have been the largest resort hotel in America.

Trade Winds Hotel "Last Island"

  • A color print of the Trade Winds Hotel. The image measures 8.25" height by 14.75 width and is on a page measuring 11" Height x 17" width. The Image is signed and titled by Jim Blanchard.