None at this time.




The Lake Charles Pilot organization was formed in 1926 after the construction of the Calcasieu Ship Channel. The first ship to travel the Calcasieu Ship Channel had a Lake Charles Pilot aboard. The ship was called the Sewall Point, it was a fertilizer cargo ship. The first pilot was Captain George D. Jessen. There have been 35 Pilots since inception and currently there are 18.

A Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor oversees the Lake Charles Pilots. The Board of River Port Pilots are Commissioners and Examiners for the Calcasieu Waterway. The board includes:

1 Business/Industry Representative

1 Lake Charles Port Representative

1 Lake Charles Pilot

4902 Ihles Road, Suite A
Lake Charles, LA  70605

(337) 436-0372