New Orleans, Louisiana

Steamboat NATCHEZ

Steamboat Natchez

The steamer NATCHEZ (#4113) is offering cruises through the New Orleans harbor, Dinner Jazz cruises and special event cruises. On the ride downriver you will be pointed out to the steamboat houses which were built by a steamboat captain as a mixture of a Japanese tea house and a steamboat pilot house. The Natchez is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.

Best photo opportunities are along the levee at Algiers, at Woldenberg Riverfront Park, using the Chalmette ferry at noon or 3 pm and the Canal St./Algiers ferry at 1 pm or 4 pm. Operates all year round, short lay-up usually in January.

Directions:
New Orleans Steamboat Company
Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Toulouse St Wharf (boat & ticket office)
600 Decatur St, Ste 308 (office)
New Orleans, LA 70130-1587
Phone (504) 569-1401
www.steamboatnatchez.com

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Natchez's dock


Riverboat CREOLE QUEEN

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

The CREOLE QUEEN is making cruises to the Chalmette Battlefield and Dinner Jazz cruises. You meet the CREOLE QUEEN when you ride the NATCHEZ (#4113) on a harbor cruise. Operates all year round, seasonal schedule November-February.

Directions:
New Orleans Paddlewheels
Riverwalk, Spanish Plaza, 1 Poydras St. (boat & ticket office)
610 South Peters St, Suite 100 (office)
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone (504) 529-4567
Toll free (800) 445-4109
www.neworleanspaddlewheels.com

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Creole Queen's dock



Historic New Orleans Collection

The Louisiana History Galleries are showing the history of Louisiana in ten galleries. The River Gallery includes a table and three chairs of the steamer J.M. WHITE (#2866) and several paintings. If you have plenty of time, don´t forget to visit the Williams Reseach Center and search for river related documents.

Directions:
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone (504) 523-4662
Opening Hours: Tue-Thur, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection
410 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone (504) 598-7171
Opening Hours: Tue-Thur, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
www.hnoc.org

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Historic New Orleans Collection



Metairie Cemetery

Captain LaVerrier Cooley (+ 1931) choose the bell of his best loved boat, the steamer AMERICA (#0240), as decoration for his tombstone.

roof bell Str. America

Directions:
Metairie Cemetery
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Open all year round, free.

Exit City Park at I-10 west, the grave is close to the Fountain Gate Main Entrance, take Avenue H to the right, row 146 on the right (3rd row), walk up to I-10, it´s nearly the last one on the left in this row.

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Metairie Cementery



St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

Close to the cemetery administration there´s the Barelli monument. On November 15, 1849, the steamer LOUISIANA (#3592) blew up and sank with 86 people lost. One was the son of Joseph Barelli who ordered this monument in 1856. The monument shows 5 angles above a relief showing the explosion.

Directions:
New Orleans Cemetery No. 2
Iberville and St. Louis St., between N. Clairborne Ave and N. Robertson St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Open all year round, free

No secure neighborhood, take a guided cemetary tour.

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
St. Louis Cementery No. 2



 

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