Once known as “Scivicque Ferry,” named for Vincent Scivicque, the Italian native who founded the settlement, the village of Port Vincent sits serenely on the Amite River, which divides the parishes of Livingston and Ascension.

In the early years Port Vincent was a bustling community due to the shipping industry, boasting of such businesses as saw mills, cotton gins, and boarding houses. But the development of railroads greatly reduced the shipping industry, and the community dwindled.

Some businesses still remain in the community, but the strongest appeal remains the riverfront location. Many sportsmen travel the river, making Port Vincent either a home port or port of call.