The big day is almost here!
WHAT: Please join your friends and neighbors in welcoming our new Algiers/Canal St. ferry as it makes its way downriver to Chalmette where Coast Guard testing will be done prior to the boat going into service.
Just to be clear, the boat won’t stop, but bring something to wave:
- A flag from your front porch
- A second-line hankie
- Your favorite Algiers-themed t-shirt, or “ferry” or “fairy” attire.
- A musical instrument and repertoire of water-themed tunes
- A picnic dinner and your favorite libation
WHY: This party is just for fun– there’s no stage, no agenda, and no bells or whistles. Just a bunch of neighbors celebrating our new ferry!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - approximate arrival time: 6 to 8 p.m. (The trip takes 10 hours from Jeanerette, but an exact arrival time cannot be determined until the boat passes through various locks along the way.)
WHERE: The batture land to the right of the Westbank ferry landing. (Site of Wednesdays on the Point.)
HOW: Keep your eye on the APA Facebook page for real-time arrival time as the Captain calls with his location during the day on Tuesday.
See you on the levee!