Wellstone Island is roughly tear drop shaped, being 24 miles long by 13.5 miles wide at the widest
point of the southern swell. Its southern swell holds the island’s natural harbor which retains its Anglicized French name of the Bay of St. Louis. The northwestern part of the island is dominated by Lake Ishekiowa in the Parish.
The boroughs of the island are separated by physical barriers, but also by socio-economic barriers as well. Overall, there are 17 geographically diff erent locations, including Lake Ishekiowa and the Bay of St. Louis. Each of them have a local government that is subserviant to the city government, which is of course subserviant to the state of Louisiana.