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Date: July 12, 2002 at 15:18:59
From: Judy Patsch, [spider-wn031.proxy.aol.com]
Subject: On the Robin Street Wharf


I visited Robin Street yesterday and got the grand tour
by Capt. Mike and Chief Dennis. While the AQ sits
quietly, the DQ is a beehive of activity. They are
preparing her for drydock and yesterday they were
removing fuel and other liquids, and working on
removing the wheel. I have pictures which I'll send for
posting, but they will go snail mail, so it will be a
while before you'll see them. As Capt. Mike has been
reporting, much of his time is being spent keeping the
two boats afloat in the falling river. Here's an
example of New Orleans' wonderful logic: the Dock Board
dredges up and down the wharves. They will dredge an
unoccupied wharf, which is bringing them no money, for
free. However occupied wharves like Robin Street and
the Natchez Toulouse Street, which are generating
hundreds of dollars per day for the board, are charged
for dredging. It would cost the DQ Co. $50,000 and the
Natchez $30,000 to have their area dredged.Typic


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