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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Shipwrecked (Viewed 262 times)

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< on 7/5/2007 11:18 AM >
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It didn't really get any news coverage, but one of the things hardest hit by Katrina was the network of little fishing villages arrayed around the canals in the Mississippi delta country. Many of them are simply gone now, and there's plenty of evidence of their destruction. The fishing boat in the first image particularly amazed me, because although it's sitting on the bottom and has water sloshing around just inches below its main deck, it looks at a casual glance as though it could get underway.

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Location: New Orleans via Shreveport, Louisiana
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Re: Shipwrecked
<Reply # 1 on 7/5/2007 4:39 PM >
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I really like #1 and #4.
It's still such a sad sight to see. For so many, their boats were all they had that were worth anything.
A book you may be interested in is Bayou Farewell by Mike Tidwell. It was actually written before the hurricane, but it shows how much of what happened here started long before the hurricane, with the destruction of the wetlands (which should be our primary defense against storm surge). He added an extra afterword after Katrina and Rita came through, adding updates about the places he visited previously, and he really put emphasis on what could be done to help prevent this from happening again.
A very well-written and eye-opening book, and I suggest it to just about everyone I come across, haha.

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Re: Shipwrecked
<Reply # 2 on 7/5/2007 6:29 PM >
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i really liked number 1.

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