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The Moon Walk along the Mississippi
French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana


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Steamboat Natchez pulls into its dock at the foot of Toulouse Street

Steamboat Natchez pulls into its dock at the foot of Toulouse Street

The Natchez is an authentic steam-powered sternwheeler. The ninth steamboat of that name, it was built in 1975 with a steel hull but an engine from 1925 and many details salvaged from older vessels. The paddlewheel is 25 feet in diameter and actually powers the boat. A classic design, it has three decks but only draws six feet of water.

At the foot of Toulouse Street on the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 14, 2015
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Sternwheeler SS Natchez docked in New Orleans

Sternwheeler SS Natchez docked in New Orleans

SS Natchez is one of the most popular attractions in New Orleans, offering tours up and down the Mississippi River and an authentic riverboat experience. Its steam calliope on the top deck can be heard all over the French Quarter, played several times a day, usually by the captain.

At the foot of Toulouse Street on the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 14, 2015
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The Old Jackson Brewery in New Orleans

The Old Jackson Brewery in New Orleans

The hulking mass of the old Jax brewery sits right at the corner of Jackson Square and opposite the Natchez steamboat dock. It has been converted into shops and restaurants.

Between Decatur Street and the Riverwalk, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 14, 2015
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The Moon Walk on the Mississippi River

The Moon Walk on the Mississippi River

For most of the 20th century New Orleans was walled off from the river by railroad tracks and warehouses. In 1976 Mayor "Moon" Landrieu managed to clear a strip in front of Jackson Square so the city could finally look out upon its river. The pedestrian way has now been extended in both directions.

On the Mississippi River at Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date photographed: November 14, 2015
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