Friday, April 20, 2012
Booty: NOLA Navy Week
NOLA Navy Week is in full swing down in my ancestral neck of the woods. Beginning last Tuesday, the celebration kicks off the three year commemoration of the United States' second battle for independence, the War of 1812. The festivities will wrap up in 2015, coming full circle and back to NOLA to remember the climactic Battle of New Orleans. A quick salute here to Triple P favorites – and in some cases relatives – present and participating at the battle: Pierre and Jean Laffite, Dominique Youx, Renato Beluche, George Ross, Vincent Gambi, General Humbert and, of course, Andrew Jackson.
With that, allow me to offer these pictures from the Times-Picayune via NOLA.com of some of the gorgeous ships coming in to celebrate with all of New Orleans. Note in particular the men of Ecuador’s beautiful tall ship Guayas, saluting the city from her crosstrees.
Tall ship festivals and Navy weeks are planned at port cities around the U.S. throughout the commemoration. Check your local schedules as far as nearby ports or follow the U.S. Navy on Twitter for continuing updates.
Fair winds to you and to those who sailed before us; rest well, Brethren.
Header: The glorious USCGC Eagle coming into port at New Orleans with the help of a trusty tug via Military Feed