Coast Guard warns boaters of potential hazards due to NOLA Navy Week

Coast Guard warns boaters of potential hazards due to NOLA Navy Week
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is advising the boating community to use extreme caution on the Mississippi River during the NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships events in New Orleans. Due to spring snow melt, the Mississippi River has crested in a high-water state increasing the risk of strong currents and floating debris making the river more hazardous to recreational boaters. A large number of vessels...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrives for NOLA Navy Week, War of 1812 bicentennial

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrived, Tuesday, for the NOLA Navy Week commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at the Bienville Wharf in downtown. The Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., is a sailing vessel used by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to train cadets in navigation, engineering and leadership. Barque Eagle and its crew will participate in the NOLA...

2 Operation Sail winners receive ride aboard America’s Tall Ship

NEW ORLEANS — Two local high school students received rides aboard America’s Tall Ship, the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle, as guests of honor during the Parade of Sail at the start of NOLA Navy Week, Tuesday. Stuart Young of Sunset, and Madison Matherne of Marrero, respectively, were chosen by judges as winners for their Operation Sail art and essay entries. The contest, announced in February,...