April 2011

Morgan City is a beautiful city along the Louisiana coast in St. Mary's Parish, famous for the annual Shrimp & Petroleum Festival each Labor Day weekend. Morgan City is named for Charles Morgan, an entrepreneur who made the city into an important trade center during the 1800’s and served as the backdrop for scenes in Denzel Washington’s 2006 movie, Déjà Vu.

 

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Coastal Louisiana is a hot-spot for tuna fishing during the month of April! Fishers are taking advantage of this opportunity and fishing in the fertile waters just off the mouth of the river. Josh Howard from Deep South Charters was happy to report his success with fishing for tuna, even when the waters didn't cooperate. Even on the slow days, Howard was able to bring back plenty of meat, some fish weighing in at over 100 lbs!

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My, what a large beak you have! You probably recognize the White Ibis by its trademark long beak that it uses to look for food in the mud. One of the reasons that you can find so many birds in the relatively small area that comprises Louisiana’s coastline is that this is the southernmost point of two paths that are frequently taken by groups of birds as they migrate south during the winter months. As a result, more than half of the birds in the country either live in this region or spend time here as a part of their migration.

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Lafitte Louisiana is unlike any other fishing destination in Louisiana.

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See Louisiana History Come to Life in Chalmette! Chalmette, Louisiana is a smaller town, located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Although the town was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, its citizens have shown an enormous amount of Louisiana resolve in getting the town back to its former glory. Today, Chalmette has resumed its festivals, including a Mardi Gras Parade, and restored the historical sights that visitors have traveled to see for many years.

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Located near the center of the Louisiana coastline, the City of Abbeville is just over 200 miles from Houston, Texas and about the same distance from Jackson, Mississippi, but visitors tell us that it doesn’t feel like anywhere else in the world! If you are looking for a welcoming city with tons to fun stuff to do, swing by Abbeville for your next vacation.

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