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Old 08-11-2015, 04:17 PM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
 
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Default A little further upriver

Reporting from the Outlet Food Court, which used to be Riverwalk, which used to be the 1984 Worlds Fair site, which used to be Julia St. Wharf, etc. One of the victims of Katrina was Mike Andersons Seafood. But there is a small carry out version here and I felt duty bound to check it out. I took the Riverfront Streetcar from Toulouse to Julia. If it were a few degrees cooler, I would have biked up. The view is blocked by the Port of NO dredge which is docked poised to clear the wharf side when the river drops..this is the site of the cruise ship terminal and they make sure those vessels can get in. Carnival has two a week, RCCL is a regular, and several other lines call throughout the year. I believe they've gotten this business back to preKatrina levels.
On a rare good business news for steamboats these days, the NATCHEZ has carried more passengers this year to date than in any of her 40 years!
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