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The Heart of Louisiana: Oil Rig

Take a peek at this historical oil rig in Morgan City, Louisiana

Oil Rig

For more than 60 years, a Louisiana based oil rig was responsible for producing a lot of oil. Today, the Morgan City based rig is accepting visitors.

The “Mr. Charlie” rig revolutionized the oil business, built as the first submersible rig, being able to work in water of over 40 feet.

Today, it sits permanently on the Atchafalaya River in Downtown Morgan City, welcoming visitors, giving them an idea of how it is to work on a rig. This authentic rig is also now a hands-on, live-on-board training facility, giving future offshore workers an opportunity to live their profession.

To find out more about the “Mr. Charlie” rig, click here.