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    NEW ORLEANS trip photos

    As promised, here are some photographs to go with the word pictures I posted last week when I was in New Orleans. Please see my thread, Live from the Levee - New Orleans for more details on these.
    1) Here is the Dumaine St. Sandbar and Beach, as seen from the Moonwalk. The upper exposed end came within 75 feet or so of the NATCHEZ.
    2) Here was the most that was ever showing - just about 10 feet or so stayed underwater in the middle. This is taken next to the roof bell on the NATCHEZ. The ship, registered in Vanuatu, is at the Gov. Nicholls St. wharf.
    3) "Er... Captain, I think we've run aground.".... Capt. Don Houghton landing at Toulouse St., and no, we didn't go aground, we had another 50 feet or so between us and the sandbar. That circular item on the window is a high-speed windshield wiper.
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    NOLA pix, continued

    1) You can see the Engine Room windows below the Toulouse St. wharf. The nameboard was put on the Boiler Deck rather than on the traditional Main Deck so it would be visible at the wharf. You can see that at this low river stage, it is partially hidden.
    2) From the Woldenburg Park, formerly Lower Bienville Wharf. The flags: the Louisiana state flag/N.O. city flag; 2 old French; 2 US. We used to fly a Spanish colonial instead of one of the French flags. Don't know why we aren't now, unless its out of stock.
    3) Deckhands shining the calliope whistles. This was taken upbound in the General Anchorage. The ships were registered in Lithuania and the Netherlands.
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      NOLA pix continued: Robin Street

      1) Blaine Kern Mardi Gras floats stored in the upper end of the terminal, where the parking lot was. Note the walls have been removed from the shed.
      2) The big 'Welcome Steamboaters' sign rings hollow now. Eagle eyes may spot the paddlewheel and stern of the MQ in the bottom right of the picture.
      3) At the lower or storage end of the wharf... US Customs has its vehicles parked in the terminal now and must have an auxiliary office here. No signs of the wharf's former steamboating life....
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        NOLA trip cont. the MQ and WHEELER

        1) Taken from Robin St. She doesn't look too bad at this angle and distance.
        2) Taken from the NATCHEZ as we turned below the bridge. You can see how low the stern is compared to the bow, and you might be able to detect the slight port list.
        3) The Corps' hopper dredge WHEELER working by the cruise ship terminal. This is a suction dredge. The dredged material goes into the hold of the ship, then the ship moves to a deep area and deposits the silt. They can collect 7000 dumptruck loads of silt a day...
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          NOLA pix, final set, onshore

          1) My house - the Beauregard Keyes House, built in 1826. 1113 Chartres, across from the Ursuline Convent and 4 blocks down from Jackson Square. Tours are given daily - but don't include my apartment!
          2) Some of the NATCHEZ crew at my neighbor Ott and my Planters Punch Patio party. Ott was giving the firsttimers a tour of the house at this time.
          3) The last is a preview - Doc is writing an article for the REFLECTOR about his well-traveled acorn. He asked me to take some pictures to send in, so before leaving town I stopped by his abode and took several shots. So you'll see this again in a future REFLECTOR.
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            #6
            Judy,

            Great pics and thanks for the updates there in and about the New Orleans area. That old Robin Street terminal sure has alot of memories attached to it. Glad to see it is gettin a new life with out the boats.

            Hope whom ever gets the boats next takes a long look at the River City Casino dock...cause it sure looks pretty up there!

            ~Travis~

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              #7
              great pics Judy and Doc looks as good as ever. Hey I put names and captions to my pictures.

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                #8
                wow Judy, wonderful pictures! You weren't lying about the beach. I didn't realize how big it had gotten! I especially liked the one of the crew shining the calliope whistles. We have Chris on the left, CJ (bright red hair) standing on the right, and Matt (kneeling down) in front of CJ. Reminds me of the times CJ, Chris and I would have to polish that. Bobby must have really wanted it done because we would always polish at the wharf and never underway. Another Matt has replaced me, but the work remains the same. Good times!

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