St Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper and the Parish Council approved funding November 5, 2020 for the Tchefuncte River Range Rear Light Station Habitat Restoration and Shoreline Protection project, in the amount of $1,593,700. This project will benefit not only the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, but also the Madisonville community, and the citizens of St. Tammany parish. The Town of Madisonville would like to thank President Mike Cooper and all of the Parish Council, the Maritime Museum, the citizens that lobbied for this, and Mayor Pelloat and Council for spear heading this push. Thanks to all of you, this historic light house will be preserved for generations to come!