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26 May 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Strike up the Band - the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Has Arrived

Bonnet Carre' Spillway at Mississippi River

As I watched them securing the boat brought in by the Corps of Engineers at the mouth of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway, it reminded me of stories my mother told us. In the early 1900's the "Showboat", a steamboat with a calliope playing to announce its arrival, would dock in this vicinity. Everyone in town would join in the excitement and the boat would stay for a week and hold performances each night. There was a regular stop at Perilloux Landing.
This was before the radio, television and the many, many things that entertain people today.
Unfortunately, there is no band with the Corps and no entertainment.

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Earl Arboneaux 27-May-2009 13:24
It really looks like they are going to open the spillway..Great Louisiana story and past history ..Coleen..~V~
Neal Nye27-May-2009 11:34
I think this would be an entertaining thing to watch. You got a beautiful picture of it with those clouds in the background.
A J Adams27-May-2009 02:31
Looks like the mean business.
Guest 27-May-2009 01:50
Guess the next thing you will hear is the rush of water flowing thru the spillway.
Must be the "powers that be" coming down to assess the situation.
J. Scott Coile26-May-2009 22:20
Are they leaving ;-) You seem so happy :-)
Zak26-May-2009 21:14
do they really need a ship that size?