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,...

Coast Guard, OpSail announce essay, art contest

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, in coordination with Operation Sail, Inc., announced, Friday, that it will be sponsoring an essay and art contest for local junior and senior high school students. One winner in each category, along with his or her parent/guardian, will be invited to ride the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle as the vessel transits part of the Mississippi River and moors in New Orleans...