TWO BARGES TO NORFOLK
Tug mate, Marsha Coates mentioned that they were leaving from the Bayou Chene. The only reference I found to that was the area outlined in image right. so I added this for interest.
Churns the muddy Atchafalaya River - pushing 2 barges
Bound for NORFOLK, Virginia.
They made good time because the barges were small
and they were running with the Gulf stream Current.
Bayou Chene, which translates to Oak Bayou, is more or less
a ghost town today but once was a vibrant, economically prosperous
deep in the Atchafalaya Basin. Located about 20 miles west of Bayou
Sorrel in St. Martin
Parish, the small unincorporated community could only be reached by
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a spillway to
reroute floodwaters from the Mississippi to the Atchafalaya River, it
most of the residents to leave. There wasn't
anything left for the people, the swamp was gone and the fishing went