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2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Riding High


This ship is just outside the Spillway locks. The River at this point is about 150 feet deep.
My mother was the caretaker for many years of a kerosene operated light near this point run by the United States Lighthouse Service. The light warned ships at night and in the fog to steer clear of the land.

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Jackie Nichols 25-Apr-2011 21:09
i wanted permission to copy this pic for my art album i am working on. When we were kids (we lived "on the River" in Vacherie. My brother Gerald Kliebert would throw bottles with notes in them, hoping that a river captain would find his bottle and one certainly did. I cannot remember where he found it but it was not in Louisiana. He struck up a friend ship with him and they became penpals. Its a page on Notes In a Bottle honoring and remembering my brother and his experience. thanks.