Manchac is located on Lake Maurepas on the Pass Manchac waterway, which connects to Lake Pontchartrain. Manchac is known for fishing, duck hunting, seafood restaurants like Middendorf's, and swamp tours. Fort Bute or Manchac Post, named after the then British Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, was established in 1763 at the junction of Iberville River (Bayou Manchac) with the Mississippi River, and remained an important British military and trading post in West Florida until captured by Spanish forces under Bernardo Galvez of Louisiana on September 7, 1779, during what became known as Battle of Fort Bute of the American Revolutionary War. Manchac was raided in February 1778 by American forces under the command of James Willing�see related articles Continental Marines and USS Morris (1778).
March 26th, 2013
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